23 Jul '14, 4am

.Tokyo domain name nears 10,000 registrations

Geo domain has a pretty good first day with nearly 10,000 domain name registrations. .Tokyo launched earlier today and now has 9,598 domain names in the zone file. That means day one adds were near 9,000. This is by far the largest city to launch a new top level domain name so far, and the numbers seem fairly good. One Domain Name Wire reader pointed out that Japanese companies often advertise for people to search for them, not type in their domain name. We’ll have to see if habits change in the long run. The majority of names were registered at GMO’s domain name registrars. That’s the same company that launched .Tokyo. This isn’t a surprise given its market position in Japan. .Tokyo domain names are open to everyone. Another big geo, .London, will also have open registration after locals get first dibs. .NYC will be a closed geo domain open only to residents and businesse...

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