eNom Collects More Than 2 Million Expressions Of Interest on New gTLD’s

According to enom.com its “New TLD Watchlist module has collected more than two million expressions of interest for domains to be registered with the new TLDs, in just  nine months

In the more than two million Watchlist submissions received over the course of nine months, the three new domain extensions of greatest interest are:

1) .Web

2) .Shop

3) .Hotel

 From a category viewpoint, the most expressions of interest have been in the areas of:

 1) Services

(for example:.Attorney)(for example:.Expert)(for example:.Law)(for example:.Design)(for example:.Engineer)

2) Identity and Lifestyle (for example:.Family)(for example:.Love)(for example:.VIP)(for example:.Mom)(for example:.Health)

3) Internationalized Domain Name/IDN (for example:.Com in Russian)(for example:.Sale in Japanese)(for example:.Charity in Chinese)

4) Geography (for example:.Vegas)(for example:.Melbourne)(for example:.Stockholm)(for example:.City)

5) Novelty (for example:.Wow)(for example:.Ninja)(for example:.Today)(for example:.WTF)(for example:.Zone)

 Since eNom launched the Watchlist, Services, Identity & Lifestyle and Geography have consistently ranked in the top five categories. IDN and Novelty have recently joined the top five, replacing the Shopping (now 6th) and Technology (now 7th) categories.

Additional insights culled from Watchlist data include:

— .Ninja is one of the fastest growing in interest; moving up from 27th place in December to 14th today and is the most popular in the Novelty category.

— In the Sports category, .Fan, .Football and .Soccer all scored as the three fastest-growing rates of interest.

— .Shop is the #1 ranked TLD being watched in Canada.

It should be noted that enom is owned by Demand Media (DMD) which is the applicant for 26 new gTLD’s in their own name including .ninja and are partners with Donuts in another 107 new gTLD’s

It should also be noted that there is no cost or obligation for anyone to place an “expression of Interest” on a new gTLD.


  1. Grim says

    If this number comes to pass, it’s always good to see those in the top 1 to 5% continue to increase their fortunes, at the haphazard expense of the 95% below them. Cheers to those who have mastered the fine art of capitalism!

  2. says

    Hello MHB,

    This would mean something if these votes were( non-Domainer consumer votes ), which we all know they are not.

    This is a real reach.

    Most consumers will react to these extensions the same way they react to junk mail.

    Gratefully, Jeff schneider (Contact Group) (Metal Tiger)

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