As someone who has long studied trends in the domain name industry, the opening of hundreds of new gTLDs has intrigued me for quite some time on many levels. One question I found myself pondering was: Will new gTLDs create “new” naming trends or redundant domains across many TLDs? With more than 3 million domains delegated in the new TLD space there is now a corpus to study to answer this question.
The short answer is clear from these first two pie charts which illustrate the percentage of the second-level domains (SLDs) that were available in .com as of 12/15/2014:
Did you know nearly 75% of the names registered in #ngTLDs are available in .COM. Read more http://t.co/PEXIDCTDpz pic.twitter.com/c1DtzAJyCo
— VERISIGN (@VERISIGN) January 8, 2015