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New TLD registrations fall below 20 million

Labeled as information in Domain Extensions started by garptrader, Jan 7, 2018.

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  1. garptrader

    garptrader Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    NTLDstats.com showed that new TLD registrations peaked at about 29.5 million registrations in April 2017. Nine months later Namestat.org shows new TLD registrations down about a third from its peak to under 20 million registrations. Having dropped 100% of my former .biz holdings and about 90% of my former .Net regs and about 70% of my former .TV names, it appeared inevitable that a considerable decline would ensue in what appeared to be an unnecessary explosion in new extensions. Releasing one new extension every couple years like .CO or .CLUB could work but flooding the market with hundreds of new TLDs so quickly was doomed from the start. What holds for 2018? I suspect total registrations will continue to slide. On the other hand do we need hundreds of cryptocurrencies?
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
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  2. Adam27

    Adam27 Blockchain.link for Sale or Lease VIP

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    NameStat is showing 19,819,507 domains as of today.

    namestat january 8th.png

    It will only get worse...
     
  3. Premiums

    Premiums find.ventures

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    cuz was dropped crap tlds
    xyz
    link
    click
    top
    etc.

    Go with Donuts domains
     
  4. Kuffy

    Kuffy Name Stag VIP

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    I dropped a load of xyz names, and I'm down to about 13 at the moment. At $9 a time, I'm not sure if it's worth renewing them. Some of them are quite good for keyphrases, but I really decided I would restrict myself to .coms.
     
  5. Premiums

    Premiums find.ventures

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    someone regd crypto.lgbt )) it was available for registration a few days ago..
     
  6. Adam27

    Adam27 Blockchain.link for Sale or Lease VIP

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    Do not renew .xyz names.

     
  7. MetBob

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    Adding so many all at once was a mistake, adding some where there is confusion (like plurals) was a mistake, and some extensions (like .sucks) was simply a mistake!

    I think we should not overstate however the statistics. Most of the drop has just been in a few extensions, and overall if you look at all TLDs, .com is stagnant, .net and .info both down slightly, while a number of the new gTLDs have significant year over year growth.

    Here is data from the folks at CENTRstats for the largest 30 TLDs (of all types) showing year over year growth.

    Bob
     

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  8. MetBob

    MetBob Active Member VIP

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    I did a little analysis (from Namebio data) of the top 100 domain sales so far (first 10 reporting days) of 2018:
    • com 73
    • new gTLD 8
    • io 6
    • country code 5 (see also below)
    • net 3
    • org 3
    • co, cc and tv 1 each
    Of course it will change as each new day is added. While .com dominates, it is nice to see the spread in the early going of 2018. Of course .io seems off to another good year so far with a number of $$$ sales so far.

    Currently a new gTLD is in 2nd place, an io in 4th place and a .net in 6th place near the top of the charts for 2018.

    https://namebio.com/top-100-domain-name-sales-2018
     
  9. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Golden bull of names Gold Account VIP

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    Thanks for that list...

    Off topic: I have sold 3 new gTLDs since New Year and none are reported at Namebio (but at least two of them at this forum).

    I’m not saying that sales of these are booming or so. I just want to point out that Namebio is only showing fragments of the actual sales.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2018
  10. Adam27

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    The "fragmented Namebio sales" show .com sales. :)

     
  11. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Golden bull of names Gold Account VIP

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    Very few of my new gTLD sales, or my .com sales are listed at Namebio. And I think I am not alone.

    There is no secret that .com sell much more than any other extension. All domainers know that. That is the simple reason that .com are more frequently added to Namebio and Dnpric.es.

    Ps. I just sold my forth new gTLD in 2018, for $2500. It is not listed at Namebio either.
     
  12. alcy

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    with all due respect, if your saying that all domainers who deal with ngtlds are as successful as you, then I do not think you're right.

    you're probably one in million ngtld investor who with proper skill and good timings manages these numbers. which still would leave average sales, reported or not, at very low and not very significant figures.
     
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  13. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Golden bull of names Gold Account VIP

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    I just wrote that not all sales are not reported at Namebio (and it applies for all kind of extensions). Nothing else.
     
  14. alcy

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    you wrote you are not alone in your ngtld sales/success. my reply mentioned that people like u with much success in ngtld may be fewer than you think. therefore non reported ngtld sales may be fewer than you think also. which was your point I believe.
     
  15. dordomai

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    the new extensions are not growing at all while .com still shows some growth.

    unless something changes this trend we can see where the future leads us.

    the market for the new Gs looks already too saturated to grow further.
     
  16. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Golden bull of names Gold Account VIP

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    You are wrong and you are right. :) Some new extensions are growing and some are not. Just visit: https://ntldstats.com for current stats, including graphs.
     
  17. Fancy.domains

    Fancy.domains Golden bull of names Gold Account VIP

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    Five extensions that are doing rather good (I just picked them randomly):

    - .Shop
    - .Blog
    - .Club
    - .Live
    - .Store

    I added graphs (from www.ntldstats.com) for these, but they did not show up as I expected.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
  18. garptrader

    garptrader Top Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Most of the names on the favorite five new Gtld thread will be dropped over the next several years. Newbies just don't think in terms of business use. If there is no business which would ever want to brand their business on that keyword even if it were a .com why bother? However there are several which at least made sense - assuming renewals and pricing are reasonable....

    Jerusalem.tours
    Manhattan.catering
    Miami.golf
    SanFrancisco.catering
    Atlanta.pizza
    MyrtleBeach.vet
    Php.guru
     
  19. OmarVG

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    I stop regging ngtlds since last year... From now on I will just reg .COM domains.
    I keep renewing some of my ngtlds, and keep them for long term until they sell for big price.
     

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