While the data can be skewed because there is no cost to reserve a gTLD domian name using Pool.com and Quintaris’ system to reserve gTLD domain names before their registries are even created, the companies are indicating that the market for gTLDs is strong. According to the companies, 10,000 gTLD domain names were reserved every day during the first month in operation.
An interesting observation that was noted is “Early results show a stronger market for generic-named registries, like .sport than for those being pursued by a specific city or region. Farrow noted that “no city gTLD has cracked the top ten on the pre-order list.” This doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t a market for geo names in extensions like .nyc, but it shows that generic categories like .sport or .sucks are popular.
If you have any interest in reserving a gTLD, I think this is the place to do it. There’s no risk – although there’s no guarantee either. I haven’t reserved any gTLD domain names yet, but I might – just in case.