The new gTLD .Realty which went into general availability on April 24th has 53,705 registered domain names.
On the face, it seems like .Realty is off to a great start however of those 53,705 registered domains, 99.43% of them are registered at Uniregistry.
The registrar with the 2nd most .Realty registrations is 101domain.com which has only 69 domain registrations.
Of the 53,705 .realty domain names registered 53,605 or 99.80% of them are listed as parked at Uniregistry.
I assumed Uniregistry was having a big sale on .Realty domain names, but when I checked this morning I got a price of $13.88 for a .realty registration which seems to be the regular price for Uniregistry.
.Realty does have one time premium priced domain names so the domain name Boca.realty has a one time price of $8,800 with regular renewal. These domain names were suggested to me as alternatives which are all registered and for sale for $330:
I pulled the zone file for .realty and randomly picked 50 domain name off the top of the file and found all of them were registered at Uniregistry, under privacy, and seemed to be offered for sale at Uniregistry.
As you can see from the list not to many of these domains are even associate with real estate which is what I think of with .Realty, nor are they even “good domains”; in most case the domains don’t make much sense (except for 23.realty which speaks for itself):
So not sure what is going on here but it doesn’t make much sense and don’t think it helps the perception of the new gTLD program.
All of these domain names are included in the total of new gTLD domain registrations.