Donuts’ first domain name registrations are starting to drop. Here are initial numbers.
Donuts is releasing renewal numbers for its new TLDs daily as the first batch of names exit the auto-renew grace period.
Yesterday, Donuts COO and Co-Founder Richard Tindal blogged results for the 6,352 Donuts domains that exited the grace period as of Saturday. Of these, 85.3% were renewed.
About one third of these domain names were sunrise registrations, which should have a higher-than-normal renewal rate. That means the others were bought in Early Access at premium prices. I’m actually a bit surprised that these don’t have a higher renewal rate, but we’re looking at a small sample size. Early Access domains had a higher first year price, and second year prices revert to normal. Click here to continue reading…