.BUZZ IS THREE, .BUZZ IS FREE! A celebration of our third anniversary on 4/20. Just feels right. https://t.co/QR6wFY50LX
— .Buzz (@dotstrategy) April 20, 2017
It looks like the .Buzz registry is giving a limited amount of .Buzz domain names away for free. The promotion is in honor of the registry’s third birthday, and it also comes on April 20 (4/20), which happens to be unofficially referred to as “Weed Day.” In a post on the registry’s corporate blog, Bill Doshier announced that “Participating domain name registrars will be offering up to 420 .buzz domain name registrations – free for the first year of registration, during their to-be-announced special sale hours on April 19 through April 21, 2017.” Bill also wrote that “Starting April 18, approximately 34,000 reserved .buzz domain names will be released for general availability.”
Name.com is also promoting this giveaway on Twitter this morning:
According to nTLDStats.com, there are 10,653 registered .Buzz domain names. I am interested to see how the release of previously reserved .Buzz domain names and the offer of free domain names will impact this number.
IMO, giving away free domain names can ultimately cause problems if spammers or scammers pick them up and use them.