.Services runs out of the gate, .pub is toast-worthy.
Two new top level domain names launched yesterday and both had fairly good days.
Donuts launched .services, its only domain name to come out of the Early Access phase this week. It added roughly 4,000 domain names on the first day to hit 4,584.
The domain name is in Donuts’ middle tier of pricing, so it will set you back about $25 to $40 depending on where you register it (NameCheap on the low end and GoDaddy on the high end).
Rightside launched .pub yesterday and now has about 1,300 domain names in the zone file. This seems like a relatively good start for a niche domain like this.
Early this week Uniregistry launched .Christmas and .BlackFriday. Each has about 500 names registered so far. Uniregistry has not yet integrated with GoDaddy, which certainly held the domains back a little bit. But I suspect the best target for these domains right off the bat was brand protection registrars.