.Tattoo and .sexy enter general availability tomorrow, although relatively few registrars are offering the domain names.
Frank Schilling’s first two top level domain names, .tattoo and .sexy, enter general availability tomorrow at 11 am EST.
Judging from registrar support so far, Uniregistry’s first two domains are going to be a bit hampered. That may be good news for you, as it will give you a better opportunity to get domain names if you’re interested in these two extensions.
Uniregistry’s accredited registrar page is missing a number of the biggest players, most notably GoDaddy. Based on my sampling, GoDaddy is far-and-away the biggest registrar for new top level domain names so far. They seem to account for close to (if not) half of all post-sunrise domain name registrations.
Web.com, Tucows, and even 1and1 are also missing (although a sister company of 101 is on the list).
Others that are on the list don’t seem to be pushing pre-registrations. For example, when I search for a .tattoo or .sexy domain at Name.com, it won’t let me pre-register them. It offers a number of other domains for pre-registration instead.
Based on public comments Schilling has made, I expect his domains to be priced closer to .com than what we’re seeing in other top level domain names. 101domain.com is asking $19.99 for .sexy domains and $29.99 for .tattoo. eNom.com wants $30 and $37, respectively.
While the lack of registrar support is bad news for Uniregistry, it may be good news for you. If you have your eye on a .sexy or .tattoo domain, you’ll have a better chance of getting what you want.