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New gTLD domains top 41,000

Kevin Murphy, February 8, 2014, 16:09:45 (UTC), Domain Registries

Donuts’ first seven new gTLDs are still growing at a pretty rapid clip, albeit from a small base, a couple of days after they hit their baseline pricing.

There were 41,880 registered domains in the first eight new gTLDs as of last night’s zone files, half of which belong to .guru.

Some of Donuts’ gTLDs are still growing at 30-40% or thereabouts per day, whereas growth in dotShabaka’s شبكة. seems to be tailing off.

TLDDomainsDaily ChangeDaily Change (%)
guru20951605440.64%
bike546479817.10%
clothing4818113530.82%
singles353296037.33%
ventures258160830.82%
plumbing176944433.51%
holdings154827121.22%
شبكة (.xn--ngbc5azd)1217706.10%

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Comments (5)

  1. Your “daily change %” column is calculated incorrectly.

    For example, with dot-guru, yesterday’s total was 14,897 (i.e. 20951-6054). The change % then is (6054/14897)x100% = 40.6%.

    (you were using the new total, 20951 as the “base” in the prior calculation, rather than the old total)

    Yes, I own math.com. 🙂

    • Kevin Murphy says:

      Coding error. The software doing this is only a few days old. It’s been corrected on the live DI PRO site but I accidentally used an earlier spreadsheet in this post.

  2. Drewbert says:

    Kevin, is there any correlation between # of dictionary word in the blocklist and # registrations, when compared across different newGTLD’s.

    In other words, is there 4x as many dictionary words in .guru’s blocklist as there are in the next few (since there’s 4 x as many registrations)?

    • Andrew says:

      Good question, although too many variables given the very different nature of the domains launched so far. My guess is biggest difference in numbers is more uses for .guru as opposed to .clothing.

  3. Tim says:

    Do you know how many domain names were purchased in pre-registration period versus general availability? I am wondering how successful the auction launch process was.

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