.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.
Robert Fontaine says
Good Info. I think the number you meant was 2500, not 250.
Mary Shaver says
Well Rick Schwartz is on a gtld buying spree, he uses Network Solutions, so maybe he bought the 9000, LOL.
George Kirikos says
They would need to average 2,698 domains per day (982,000 / 364 = 2,698) over the remainder of the year to reach 1 million, not 250 domains per day. However, most new gTLDs, if you look at RegistrarStats.com or other sites, are not even getting 100 new registrations per day, once the initial feeding frenzy has concluded.
Many of them are in single digit registrations per day! LOL If you do the math to look at what the “steady state” equilibrium will be, when new registrations are only in the single digits, it’s a nightmare for the registry operator (and the registrars, if they have fixed costs to support a new gTLD), since domain deletions would initially far exceed “replacements” from newly registered domains. That means a continual decline (see dot-info, etc.) until new registrations balance deletions.
9,000 registrations of .xyz (more than 50% of all the current .xyz registrations??) at “Network Solutions”? Network Solutions on average has around 86 registrations of any of the new gTLDs (25684 domains/296 new gTLD extensions = 86) . To jump from that low number to 9,000 sounds strange to me. That’s almost triple the amount of registrations compared to Godaddy.
Either a domainer (or a group of domainers) with a big pocket went on an insane buying spree or someone of the .yxz team anonymously purchased over 9,000 domains to make their extension appear more popular than it actually is.
Either way even without those 9,000 dubious registrations they did better than I expected. I’m still avoiding this extension because the potential future end-users will most likely be kids (the target group Daniel seems to be focused on). It’s obvious kids do not have a budget for domains (other than maybe reg fee).
Would love to know who registered those 9,000 at Network Solutions. Who uses Network Solutions anymore? Someone trying to pad the numbers but didn’t realize the stats that people are tracking with these new extensions. Busted!
If they get the 250 a day that Mike says then they will have about 100 thousand names not 1 million.
Reminds me of the rock star that buys its own records…
\\\\\ MillionsOf.Info ///// says
there’s someone (not me, unfortunately) that has registered (and sells) the domain abcdedghijklmnopqrstuvw.xyz 🙂
Paul Green says
When you invested a lot of time and people lough around at you and your extension why not buy some domains yourself to look better. Anyway you invested millions so buying even 10K domains does not seem big expense.
Richard S says
Of gee whiz mommy only end users use net sol anymore, 9,000 domains registered under privacy at Netsol means end users are all over this, I need to get on this right away, better take a second mortgage so I can get on the next .com early enough.
Yes, whoever said this is just marketing after spending millions is pretty much on the money.
Just headlines for bloggers who are pushing xyz for their old buddy pal.
Seriously you are seeing a realm show of ethics with gtld launch.
Same thing I thought when I saw the Network Solutions stat. I’m thinking it was probably a single (or group of) domainer(s); not anyone at .zyx But that wouldn’t surprise me either.
9000 domains all with privacy on…something stinks.
Tony Lam says
Artificially restricting supply by “buying” out the best keywords and pumping up the hype and stats at the same time. Future domain historians might later coin this the “schilling”. Too bad the FTC doesn’t monitor the gtld’s.
Richard S says
They would have to have some apparent industry valid for anything to be tangibly regulated. This is still the wild Wild West, and even icann dropped the ball in asking for stricter controls in regards to sell reservations, or holding companies, and annual price increases, which right now have no cap, sky is the limit.
Leonard P Britt says
I am making NO allegations specific to any TLD but just as a note regarding excessive hype related to any TLD launch – from the SEC’s website regarding “pump and dump schemes” (people go to jail for this type of activity)…
“Pump-and-dump” schemes involve the touting of a company’s stock (typically small, so-called “microcap” companies) through false and misleading statements to the marketplace. These false claims could be made on social media such as Facebook and Twitter, as well as on bulletin boards and chat rooms. Pump-and-dump schemes often occur on the Internet where it is common to see messages posted that urge readers to buy a stock quickly or to sell before the price goes down, or a telemarketer will call using the same sort of pitch. Often the promoters will claim to have “inside” information about an impending development or to use an “infallible” combination of economic and stock market data to pick stocks. In reality, they may be company insiders or paid promoters who stand to gain by selling their shares after the stock price is “pumped” up by the buying frenzy they create. Once these fraudsters “dump” their shares and stop hyping the stock, the price typically falls, and investors lose their money.
George Kirikos says
NSI doesn’t even have the string “XYZ” *anywhere* on its homepage, by the way. 🙂 Neither does GoDaddy.
Since GoDaddy removed the large .club “above the fold” homepage ad, the .club new registrations have nosedived.
A lot of regs in Great Britain by the way.. Just an observation.
i will explain how it was possible. i recently got the email from Netsol offering me a complementary .xyz for my so-so .com free for 1 year. and in order to decline such an offer i had to visit a link and click decline, otherwise the domain would be mine automatically.
so it;’s all BS)))
Raymond Hackney says
Oh ok Nobody thank you, excellent, do you have a copy of the email you could post or send me or Mike ?
seems like i deleted it, after going to the page and declining this ‘gift’ offer
i remember the .com domain they chose to complement but i ‘d rather not reveal it.
on the quality side it was something like if i had bluetek.com they chose to complement and give away free bluetek.xyz
In that case .xyz boosted their domain name registrations simply by giving away tons of free domains for a 1 year period.
Thanks for letting us now how they did it.
Wasn’t .co over 60k on day 1 of GA?
Nothing more than excess liquidity in the marketplace thanks to the private equity guys.
Cheap $ = Malinvestments, which is exactly what we’re experiencing right now!
a gift to the world))