New gTLD Pre-Registrations Top 700,000 At, an ICANN accredited registrar owned by the same parent company that owns and they have been taking pre-registrations on certain expected new gTLD’s for over a year.

Today the real time counter on their site, clicked over the 700,000 mark in total number of pre-registrations for new gTLD’s.

Here are the top ten new gTLD’s in terms of numbers of pre-registrations taken by

.web    102,440
.shop     61,705
.site       44,320
.hotel     22,599
.nyc         17,727
.kurd      14,988
.music    14,860
.film        14,486
.berlin     13,853
.eco         13,845
There is no  cost to pre-register for a new gTLD domain and no guarantee that any of the domains would be awarded to the pre-registrant.


  1. says

    Georgy,, u should have taken “A Leap of Faith” and sold me for $200k couple years back while u had a chance…

    Looks like ALL dot com domains are going to be worthless very soon buddy…

    Good Luck to ALL the big boys holding these one word dot com domains…

    I am selling ALL my domains!!!

  2. Back in the real World says

    Thats why I love these new extensions, they will be marketed under the guise of Joe Average being able to finally get a nice domain on a new tld but when he goes to reg that domain he will find out that every decent keyword will be taken by a guy who already owns 2,000,000 domains.


  3. Archiba says

    Hahaha… too funny that .web is most popular on this list. It’s like horses running back into a burning barn.

    If you want a generic then stick with the classic generics. A new alternative generic defeats the purpose of right of the dot. Great descriptors right of the dot end confusion while this clunker .web really does muddy the waters.

    Quality rotd descriptors will get clicks on web page links and they will stick in the mind when seen/heard on TV/radio.

  4. Archiba says

    .shop is a great extension. It’s a noun and a verb it’s recognized all over the world. It means money is changing hands. Big winner.

    .site is garbage. Worse than .web. Massive fail.

  5. Innocuous says


    Actually .site would be great for at least a few names, with “” being one of them.

    People would ask, “What’s the name of that website again?” (Answer: “Web.Site”)

    Easy to remember! (But totally non descriptive.) 😉

  6. says

    I seldom leave remarks, however i did some searching and wound up here
    New gTLD Pre-Registrations Top 700,000 At | The Domains. And I actually do have a couple of questions for you if it’s allright. Is it just me or does it appear like a few of these responses come across like left by brain dead individuals? 😛 And, if you are writing on other online sites, I would like to follow everything fresh you have to post. Would you make a list of every one of all your communal sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

  7. chris says

    hey guys – i have recently started pre-registering domain names….

    I have been searching all over the place to find out if there are any risks involved, and what I was wondering is :

    I am assuming, that when you pre-register a domain…like

    That when it is actually available, that the pre-register has first rights to buy it. And then like other domains…it belongs to them, and other companysthat want it, have to bid on it.

    The price for that domain – I assume will be similar to a .com, .whatever???

    I am new to this so excse my ignorance…just trying to upskill myself.


  8. Michael H. Berkens says


    Well we don’t know where you pre-registered but here is how it works generally.

    Once an extension gets delegated to the root registrars will start to take orders on them in three categories, Sunrise, land rush and general availability.

    Each generally will have different pricing.

    Sunrise is only opened to trademark holders.

    A domain lets use your example if a someone applied with the trademark in sunrise they will get the domain and you will not (unless you have a TM and so apply as well).

    Assuming no trademark then you have the choice of applying under land rush which is a “1st” shot at getting the domain at a higher price. If there is a land rush application for and your order for just for general availability then you will not get the domain the one who applied during land rush will.

    If two or more people apply during land rush then the one who gets the name will be determined by an auction.

    Finally during general availability each registrar will take all the pre-orders they have and send them to the central registry. If your’s is the only pre-order you should get the domain, although one GA opens up anyone can please an order at any registrar for the name and whoever gets the order to the registry (the central system) first will get the domain.

    While one particular registrar may only take one pre-order for any one domain there are hundreds of registrars that are doing the same.

    Of course at some point for it to become a offical pre-order your going to have to pay for it, however at this point none of the registrar should be charging, so you just have an expression of interest at the moment.

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