.Expert has just over 9,000 registrations after the first day of general availability (GA)
The new domain extension had over 2,000 registrations going into the 1st day of GA which is far less than the start that .Guru got off to.
We have chatted about .Expert and how it would compare to .Guru, for a while and think the lower number of registrations con .Expert could be a result of what we think were high premium registration and renewal fees than for .Guru.
We saw domain names as high as $5,500 registration/renewal fees a year (Football.Expert) and most of the domains we liked had renewal fees of $800 or more per year (Godaddy prices)
Both .Guru and .Expert are owned by Donuts.
I wound up registering about 12 .expert domains but avoided domains that had annual renewal fees of more than a couple of hundred dollars.
.Expert is now in the 23rd position on ntldstats.com list of the most registered new gTLD domain names.
Another extension that went into general avalibity today was .Works which wound up with 1,097 registrations after its first day of availability making placing it number 87 on the list of most new gTLD extensions just behind .Red
.Guru is has over 56,600 domain names registered.
There are now over 765,000 new gTLD domain names registered.