The new gTLD are progressively going live, and some volumes start to be significant. Do we have enough data now to identify some patterns ?
The typical growth pattern for the new open top level domains seems to be :
– a strong start during one week
– a linear growth afterwards.
The curves are sometimes a little bit erratic, due to absence of data..
The strong start is due to the pre-registrations and is not surprising. This does not include the 2 most popular TLD, .berlin and .xyz whose growth pattern is quite different.
This linear phase seems to end after approx 80 to 100 days after the general availability of the TLD.
Dot berlin has a totally different growth pattern