The new gTLD .Guru added over 6,000 registration yesterday giving the extension almost 21,000 registered domain names.
.Guru yesterday also passed .Travel and .Aero two Top Level Domains (TLD’s) that have been around for many years.
However unlike .Guru both .travel and .aero are restrcted meaning not everyone can register and own one.
As for .Travel the extension is restricted for registration to “people, organizations, associations, and private, governmental and non-governmental agencies in the travel and tourism industry.”
It also does not offer “live” registrations.
Registrants must be approved as being in the applicable community there attempted registration throguh a registrar is approved by the registry which can take up to several days.
As for .Aero registrants are limited to “Airlines, airports, and other parts of the air-travel industry.”
I’ve been asked over the blog what is different about this new round of TLD’s as opposed to previous rounds which included .travel and .Aero and I think you can now see the difference between a restricted and unrestricted.
At what we estimate is a whole price of $25 a registration, Donuts the registry behind .Guru made we estimated some $150,000 yesterday or almost its entire $185,000 application fee.