11 Million+ New gTLD Registrations

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According to nTLDStats.com, there are now more than 11 million registered new gTLD domain names. I am not sure if the 11 million mark was passed today or yesterday, but it currently stands at 11,062,149 registered domain names.

On November 18, I reported that the 10 million new gTLD domain name registration milestone had been reached. The 9 million registration milestone had been reached just a couple of weeks prior to that on November 4th. Between 10 million and 11 million registrations, over a month passed. I am not sure if this means that the velocity of new registrations slowed, deletions of previously registered domain names increased, or if there was a combination of factors.

It does not look like much has changed in terms of the most registered new gTLD domain names. Here are the 5 most registered extensions as of today (according to nTLDStats.com):

  • .XYZ
  • .Top
  • .Wang
  • .Win
  • .Club

All of these top performing extensions seem to be having good success in the Chinese domain market. This is evidenced by the fact that the domain registrar with the most new gTLD domain name registrations is a Chinese company called  Chengdu West Dimension Digital Technology Co., Ltd. This company is the domain registrar for  more than 17% of all new gTLD domain names registered. GoDaddy is the second largest new gTLD domain registrar with just under 9% of registrations.

One of the reasons I am excited about NamesCon is to hear what companies that operate in the new gTLD space have to say about the progress that has been made. I have a few of my own assumptions and look forward to hearing their perspective.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
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  1. Any idea what percentage of nTLDs are speculative holdings?

    My guess is.at least 95%

    Next question – how much money has been invested by domain investors in new TLDs? (Including initial acquisition. And renewals)

    My guess $250-$500 million which otherwise would have been channeled into .Com or CCTLDs etc

    • At least half the regs are under $2, with many being free. The premium registrations, renewals, EAP are definitely in the minority.

      One common link among the extensions with the most registrations is that they are cheap. In total all the new extensions have far less registrations than .TK, which has no resale value.

      The total registration number is also deceptive because it includes registry reserved domains, like North Sound Names which includes hundreds of thousands of domains.


    • I agree that new gtlds have no future and will have no resale value just like .tk

      I also agree that registrations seem to be padded with owner affiliated purchases.

    • I guess one good thing about the massive speculation amongst domainers in nTLDs is that the primary selling point of nTLDs – keyword availability has been largely eliminated. Quite often I will see XYZ holders pricing keywords at $XXXX+ – what a joke!

  2. Yes, this blanket number you have not provided is not accurate, take .science they gave away the domains for next to nothing, a few people registered thousands. I get daily emails saying $1 happy hour special on gtld’s whatever, they go right into the garbage.

    If you are looking for an investment quality type domain, then maybe .com is the best way to go, if you are a domainer telling yourself your going to develop all these GTLD’s well you are full of SHlT.com

  3. The short domain explosion from the East decimated new gtlds predominately consisting of right of the dot keyword extensions in the West

    In any industry the “smartest guys in the room” are often incorrect. The “not com revolution” is simply “not happening”. In my opinion Donuts (and Uniregistry to a lesser extent) made a big strategic marketing mistake trying to put down/compete against .com instead of taking a complimentary approach.

    Donuts needs to lower the prices of premiums or face declining revenues due to non renewals. As a hedge to my .com portfolio I bought some high priced premiums from Donuts but now seriously considering dropping them in 2016.

    The only consistent in the domain game since inception is .com is king. Short .coms and one/two word .coms with universal, translatable meaning are the biggest winners since the beginning of the “not com revolution”.

    • People like you will always we keep newTLDs for a long time as they do not know when to say stop.
      Now you are just begging Donuts to reduce renewal prices for you.

  4. My shit(*&^ty BullS dot com beats any of your dot whatever domains any day any time.

    As we have seen, the dot whatever have uplifted the values of the dot com up and up…

    • Very true. The release of all these new gtlds has only increased the value of .com. This also happens in other markets, when they get flooded with lower end options.

      The prestige is always prestige, and trust, reputation and presence are always going to leave the king on top.

  5. I really like .gold. It has that special desirability and “cool” factor. It’s also not for nothing that the “gold” analogy is so often applied to domains. It’s a shame it has so few regs. The reason is obvious, however, i.e. the high basic reg price. If it weren’t for that high price, .gold would probably get quite a lot of new regs.

    Also, China is the world’s largest producer of gold, the world’s largest consumer of gold, they just joined the World Gold Council (that was a major big development), and they will likely dominate the entire global gold market before long. The Shanghai Gold Exchange is also the largest physical bullion marketplace in the world as well.

  6. If you release loads of new gtlds then obviously the numbers are going to go up. SO if there were 1million gtlds, you might expect more names regged.

    This is not the .net days anymore, far too many gtlds to make any reasonable comparison.

  7. I have a feeling that some of the opinions on gTLDs delivered here and there are posted by people who are fully invested in dotcoms.
    Let me share with you our experience, as we are fully invested in gTLDs. First, we have checked that they rank as well on Google as dotcoms, and therefore they are as good for development, and we are using them for real business. Second, we have sold eight domains to different buyers from $3000 to $6000.
    New gTLDs make sense in the market, moreover when dotcoms’ price is still growing. The highest sale so far this year, according to DNjournal is porno.com for $8,888,888 (btw, what a disgusting website!). On the other hand, over 200 porno.* have been bought: if buyers develop them and invest in SEO they will rank better than the dotcom! Who has made a better move, the buyer of the .com or the buyers of gTLDs?
    I am not saying that porn.world will sell for millions. And I am not saying that the price for dotcoms will drop as a result of gTLDs awareness. I say that end users are actually paying thousands of dollars for gTLDs that are brandable and make sense for their actual businesses.

  8. What you guys think of domain.delivery being new marketplace for domain name business?

    how would you compare barcode.company with barcode.com?

    do consider the fact that people like change.

    thank u.

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