Plenty of new and buzz was created yesterday when new gTLD’s generated 19,163 new domain registrations led by .Guru
However in all fairness we need to point out that the total number of new gTLD registrations on the 1st day of general availability was still just about 1/2 of the number of net new .Com registrations.
According to RegistrarStats.com while the total number of new gTLD registrations were 19,163 with 9,516 of them coming from .Guru, the .Com registry had 99,078 new domain registration and deducting the amount of deleted .Com domain names which was 61,296 meant that the total amount of new net .com registrations were 37,782 or about twice as many as the total number of new gTLD registrations.
For those .net lovers out there, the .net registry also grew yesterday by 4,782 net new domain names and .org added new net domains of 3,814.
So the total number of net new .Net and .Org domain names totaled 8,596 yesterday or about 40% of what the new gTLD’s did.
Even .biz added a net of 1,138 domain names yesterday almost more than.holdings; .lighting, .equipment, .estate, .photography, .graphics. .gallery and .camera combined and more than .plumbing added yesterday
What does it all mean?
I have no idea, but its easy to get sweep up in numbers and headlines without looking a little deeper.