.Berlin’s second day of free domains is a lot slower, but German domain seller is a big boost to the TLD’s numbers.
.Berlin received a lot fewer registrations on the second day of its free domain giveaway. DomainIncite Pro reports 5,227 new registrations in the zone file, leaving .Berlin in second place behind .xyz.
An interesting tidbit has emerged: Sedo is now the number one registrant of .Berlin domain names.
According to stats collated by nTLDstats.com, Sedo’s domain portfolio company DomCollect is the top registrant with over 30,000 domain names.
It makes sense. Sedo, which is based in Germany, can register the domains for free for one year and list them for sale. It boosts its stats of for sale and parked domains and might make some money during the first free year. It’s like domain tasting for a full year and then deciding which ones you want to keep.
Even better, Sedo is part of United Internet. That includes a bunch of registrars like InternetX, 1&1, and United Domain. It didn’t have to go far to find a registrar that would give it unlimited free registrations…InternetX.
For those people interested in the free domains that don’t meet the nexus requirements, 101domain will let you register up to 100 using their local presence service.