The new gTLD Registry, Donuts suffered its first net negative domain day since becoming a registry; where the number of new domain names registered were exceeded by the number of new gTLD deleted or removed from the zone file for non-renewal.
According to ntldstats.com Donuts had a net loss of 63 domain names yesterday on March 22nd.
You can see this by checking out this chart and mousing over yesterday.
Donuts is now reporting its renewal stats on its company blog and updating it daily.
Donuts is reporting a renewal rate of just over 85% which is exceptional, but includes mostly Sunrise and domain names purchase during the Early Access Program (EAP) which logic and experience would tell you would have a much higher renewal rate than a typical domain registration.
Donuts had predicted they would “conservatively predicted an initial renewal rate of greater than 80%”
We disagreed with that prediction in our own 2015 predictions.
I will give Donuts Kudos for making their overall renewal stats public on a daily basis on their corporate blog.