New gTLD registrations running at 200k a month

Some rather fascinating statistics on the new gTLD registrations over at nTLDStats.

Obviously it’s very early days and any conclusions would be inappropriate at this stage.

As one would expect it looks as if on initial launch there is a month one surge in registrations but beyond that we are sure there is much more to look forward to!

For .london .scot .cymru and .wales it will be interesting to see how the geographic gTLD’s evolve. We have a hunch that they may be amongst the winners.

As one would expect Go Daddy is the leading registrar followed by 1&1 Internet, Enom and united-domains.

In terms of the original applicants for the new gTLD this is of course dominated by Donuts.

There’s a brief interview with the founder of  nTLDStats (Stefan Meinecke) of GreenSec over at The Domains.

We will likely report back on a monthly basis as the situation develops.

Incidentally the 200k a month level is roughly what .uk registrations used to run at back earlier this decade when regular stats were released by nominet!

Great info from nTLDStats -  long may it continue.

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