.XYZ the new gTLD which bills itself as the new .Com, had a very good 1st day of general availability (GA) winding up with almost 18,000 registrations.
According to ntldstats.com, .XYZ has 17,800 domains registered putting it in 11 place after the first day of GA.
Interestingly NetworkSolutions.com has over 50% of the registrar market for .XYZ with over 9,000 of the registrations while Godaddy got just over 20% of the .XYZ market.
The third biggest registrar for .XYZ is the registry itself which registered some 1,100 reserved domains to activate them.
For Network Solutions this is the biggest market share of any new gTLD.
Up to now the best Network Solutions has done is on .Guru with just over 8% of all registrations.
There are now over 909,000 new gTLD domain names registered.
.Club is still leading all new gTLD’s with over 64,000 registrations, while .Guru is solidly in second place now with over 60,000 registrations.
.Company has now topped 20,000 registrations.
There are 10 new gTLD’s with 20,000 or more registrations.
There are 15 new gTLD’s with 15,000 or more registrations.
With .Estate now topping 10,000 registrations, there are 24 new gTLD with more than 10,000 registrations including .XYZ.
53 new gTLD’s have passed the 5,000 registration mark, including .Ninja which is up to 7,500 domain registrations.
On Sunday the founder and CEO of .XYZ boldly predicted that .XYZ would have 1 Million registrations after one year, they will need to average over 2,500 domain registrations every day for the rest of the 364 days to hit the 1 Million mark.