Pool.com has been taking pre-reservations for domain names for anticipated new gTLD extensions for well over a year.
Now another registrar, UnitedDomains.com started yesterday to accept the pre-reservations for some of the anticipated new gTLD extensions including .gay, .hotels, .nyc, .berlin, .eco, .sfo and .film.
UnitedDomains.com has received almost 5,000 reservations as of time of publication.
There is no charge for the pre-registrations but of course no guarantee that these extensions will ever exist, nor that any of these domains will be registered to the pre-registration applicant.
UnitedDomains.com is also taking pre-reservations for .XXX which is not a new gTLD but which is up for approval next week in San Francisco.
However the sponsor of the .XXX extension, the ICM Registry has also taken pre-registrations of its own for a number of years.