Due in part to poor distribution, initial launches fail to garner same traction as other launched TLDs.
Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry released its first two top level domain names in general availability yesterday.
According to the latest zone files, there are around 2,000 registered .sexy domain names and almost 700 .tattoo.
Although zone files don’t include all registered domain names, these numbers seem to jive with initial tallies Frank Schilling provided on twitter yesterday.
Because of the timing of zone file publishing, this zone file doesn’t include the first full day of launch. It should include domain names that were pre-ordered, though.
Yesterday Frank Schilling tweeted:
As I wrote on Monday, Uniregistry’s domain names aren’t available at most of the big domain name registrars. This apparently has to do with Terms of Service and contract wrangling. There were also apparently some technical difficulties.
I know Schilling looks at new TLDs as a marathon instead of a sprint. At the same time, a domain that does well out of the gate can take on a life of its own and grow into a good business. .Sexy and .tattoo were handicapped out of the gate.
The good news for Schilling is he has plenty more domains coming out and time to figure out how to make them work.
Oh, and in case you’re wondering: I’m not the Andrew that registered AndrewIs.sexy.