New gTLD Domain Name Registrations has just passed the 1 Million domain name mark according to ntldstats.com.
The official ntldstats count is 1,001,461.
For one North Sound Names owned by Frank Schilling who also owns several live new gTLD’s has over 43,000 registrations of the Million + registrations, in his own extensions.
The most registered domain extension is .XYZ which is sitting at over 78,000 domain names registered but over 82% or over 64,000 are registered at Network Solutions which offered some of their customers the domain for free, on an opt out rather than opt in basis.
In addition, 1,150 .XYZ domains are registered by the registry so they can be activated.
The Chinese government owns about 17,000 domain names in two IDN under “Service Development Center of the State Commission for Public Sector Reform”
Some smaller registries have also registered some domains so they can activate them as well and each registry is entitled to activate up to 100 domain names in the zone file as well which are included in the counts
Outside of the caveats, there are over 1,000,0000 new gTLD domain names registered with the second most popular being .Club with over 68,000 registrations which only had 46 registry owned domains out of the 100 allocation and has not registered any of its own domain names.
.Guru also broke through the 60,000 mark this week.
.Berlin which got off to a very quick start has really slowed down to a crawl as is sitting over 48,000 domain names.
.Photography one of the early leaders like .Guru rounds out the top 5 with over 37,000 registrations.
There are 11 new gTLD’s with more than 20,000 registrations, 24 with 10,000 or more, and 55 with 5,000 or more.
There are about 40 fully launched new gTLD’s sitting under 2,500 registration.