Pretty much everything I've tried to register is unavailable... According to NameStat there are only about 1200 domains registered, but everything seems to be unavailable. Sports teams, musicians, city names... Nothing is available to register. I was looking to try and build a few fan community sites and monetise with ads/affiliate revenue, but can't register anything good. For example, if you do a whois on realmadrid.fans is it not registered, but if you try to register it with 1and1 (cheapest for this domain) it is taken. If you do a whois on madrid.fans it's apparently being squatted by the registry but "inactive" as is real.fans and blancos.fans (team nickname). Same with rollingstones.fans and stones.fans - and pretty much anything else I've tried. LiverpoolFC.fans - no whois, but unavailable, Liverpool.fans - squatted by the registry. Pricing is pretty high in any case ($49.99 with 1and1 but $95.99 with GoDaddy!!) so it's only big teams or musicians where it makes any sense to buy I think but does anyone know what's going on here? Any domain that would make a good fan site - which I would have thought is their strategy - is gone.