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.guru first new gTLD to 50,000 names

Kevin Murphy, April 18, 2014, 14:15:43 (UTC), Domain Registries

Donuts’ pioneering .guru yesterday became the first new gTLD to surpass 50,000 domain name registrations, according to today’s zone files.
DI PRO makes today’s total 50,210, having added 209 names yesterday. Technically, that means .guru passed the 50k mark on Wednesday, but I’m excluding some infrastructural domains used by the registry.
The gTLD went into general availability January 29, so it’s passed this milestone in 78 days, therefore selling on average 643 names per day. That average is skewed obviously by the low-volume seven-day premium phase and a sharp spike when names hit baseline pricing on February 5.
If we assume that the average price for a .guru is $20 (which I’m guessing is probably not too wide of the mark), then the gTLD is already million-dollar business.
For a while it looked as if number-two new gTLD .berlin was going to overtake .guru and might have hit 50k first, but its relative growth compared to .guru slowed down a few weeks ago.
According to our zone file analysis, there are 556,063 new gTLD domains today.

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Comments (6)

  1. Fluffy number says:

    Dude, TheDomains wrote about this like ages ago.

    • Kevin Murphy says:

      I suggest you go complain to Mike, “Fluffy”. 🙂

    • Notcom Tom says:

      Berkens is often first with news as he blogs several times a day. Often, just lengthy quotes, statement of facts and raw data. KMurph’s posts usually include valuable, expert in-depth analysis which is almost always spot on. Alleman finds unique and interesting angles on events that look at things from a different point of view.
      All great, thanks for the enlightenment.

      • Kevin Murphy says:

        I think Fluffy’s point was that Berkens was quoting bad data from a third party when he reported 50,000 names in .guru earlier this week.
        But thanks for the compliment 🙂

  2. Mazillo says:


  3. DonnyM says:

    What is percentage of end users and domainers buying these names? My simple rule 3 letters or less and must be universal. That is .web, app and 1 other long shot.
    Save your money..:)

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