Recapping this week’s domain name launches.
It’s been a busy week and I missed doing my weekly new top level domain name preview. A number of interesting domain names launched this week, so I’ll recap what came out and how they did.
Top Level Design’s .Design entered early access on May 5. You can pick up the domain names now at a premium, or wait for regular pricing general availability on May 12. Regular pricing seems to be about $50-$70, but some registrars are offering first year discounts.
Public Interest Registry, the company that runs .ORG, launched .NGO and .ONG yesterday. It stands for “non-governmental organization”. The domains come as a bundle, so if you pick up .NGO you get .ONG for free. Registrants must validate that they’re an NGO within a year of registering the domains. So far about 500 domains have been registered; the company has a goal of one million.
Rightside’s .Video and .Sale exited Early Access and entered general availability yesterday as well. .Video appears to have about 3,000 registrations and .Sale has roughly 2,000. Rightside also owns .ForSale, which has about 5,500 registrations.