It was a busy day today for Frank Schilling and his company Uniregistry, as five uncontested strings went live at around 12 noon Eastern time. The strings that went live today were the following: .Pics, .Photo, .Gift, .Link and .Guitars.
Out the gate at 12:03 Frank tweeted:
Pretty quickly there were 2000 regs between Link, Pics and Photo. Frank tweeted his thoughts later in the day with regard to .Link and received a differing opinion from Kevin Murphy of DomainIncite.com
Later in the day Mike found out he regged the very first name for the day,
Registration no. 1 in today’s launch, across all five TLDs was… 2014-04-15 16:00:00.007486 | 3dprinting.link | dom101.
Mike picked up a bunch of names and got some nice .pics that I did not even bother checking because I was sure they were on the collision list or reserved. I checked like 100 names in .pics that made sense and were popular topics. All collision list or reserved, from Booty to Bikini to Cat and Dog to Free and Sexy.
Mike picked up:
He got what I am thinking is one of the very best .marketing domains with Viral.Marketing. 3600 exact searches and $5.50 CPC. As pointed out by a reader Richard S., this domain was not purchased for a simple handreg but rather over $1,000.
Frank told me later in the afternoon that Link, Pics and Photo had surpassed 10,000 arms length registrations.
Disclosures: Uniregistry is an advertiser on thedomains.com and HybridDomainer.com. New gTLDs are highly speculative and nothing in this article should be construed as a recommendation, each person must do their own homework and stick to their budget and risk tolerance.