There are a ton of new gTLD’s being “registered” today.
Many readers have written and commented about the volume of domain “registered” today and that these registrations may screw up the new gTLD stats when the zone files update tomorrow.
However the vast majority are domain names on the ICANN Collision list and appears to be a technical entry, rather than a real domain registration, one of the steps in the domain name being freed.
According to Registered.Today over 420,000 new gTLD domain names have been “registered” today.
These registrations are a part of the SRV record requirements mandated by the ICANN APD Name Collision mitigation.
Doing a spot check of some of the 420,000 domains “registered” today they do not seem to be reflected in the whois, pulling up a no-record.
Therefore it seems that none of these domain names will actually make the zone file when it updates tomorrow.
There are millions of domain names on the ICANN collision list that will be freed up from the ICANN hold back requirements with an estimated release date starting in November.
Of course many of the domains on the collision list maybe held back by the registry as reserved domains or priced as premium priced domains carrying premium annual renewal fees.
Many others on the ICANN collision list are nonsensical domain names and probably will never be registered by a paying customer