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):
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.