Keeping A Good Thing Going: Over 70% Success For Pre-Ordered Domains!

From the very beginning, United Domains has believed in new domains and the new opportunities they bring. New small business owners in need of a name that will stick with new customers and help to build their base, Casual users hoping to share their passion with the help of a content-oriented name, and anyone who wants their domain name to say more — new domain names create new possibilities of online expression for everyone. Those are the kinds of opportunities we’ve believed in since day one, and the opportunities we are committed to helping our customers reach for themselves.

That’s why we couldn’t be more thrilled at the outcome of today’s new domain extension release. In the wake of today’s launch of .HOUSE ($49.00/year), .COFFEE ($39.00/year), .FLORIST ($49.00/year), .INTERNATIONAL ($19.00/year), and .SOLAR ($49.00/year), we saw that our tremendous track record for successfully registering domain pre-orders is staying strong. Once again, over 70% of all domains pre-ordered for today’s launch were successfully registered to United Domains customers.

New domain extensions are changing the face of the Internet one gTLD at a time, and they’ve only just begun. Next week will see the arrival of .PICS ($19.00/year), .PHOTO ($29.00/year), .BUZZ ($39.00/year), .GIFT ($29.00/year), and a slew of other extensions. Visit our homepage to see them all for yourself and prepare your binding pre-orders. New domains mean new opportunities. Let us help you discover yours.

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Pre-Registration, Pre-Ordering, and Premium Domains: What Are They?

If you’re reading this blog, there’s a good chance you have an interest in new domain extensions. Maybe you’re looking to rebrand your blog, or get your business’ website off on the right foot with a meaningful, memorable name. Maybe you’re a domain investor looking to diversify your portfolio. Whatever interests you about new gTLDs, it helps to be prepared for your domain’s arrival, and United Domains wants to help you do just that.

United Domains offers three distinct phases of domain ordering: free pre-registration for domains with extensions to be released in the next three to twelve months, binding pre-order for domain extensions launching in the next few weeks, and live registration for extensions available right now. 

Knowing the difference between the three stages can make all the difference between scoring the domain you want and missing out. But just what are those differences, and what do you need to know to make the most of your pre-registration? We’ll explain.

Free Pre-Registration (For Domain Extensions Being Released in 3-12 Months)
New extensions are launching every week, but most are still months away from their release. Domain extensions in this category do not have an official price or release date. If you’re interested in a domain that’s still a ways off, you can pre-register it for free with United Domains.

Pre-registering a domain is free and completely non-binding, which means you pay nothing and have no obligation to register the domain. Pre-registering enters your domain into United Domains’ database. As long as the domain is pre-registered to you, no other United Domains customer can pre-register it for themselves.

Binding Pre-Order (For Domain Extensions Being Released In The Upcoming Weeks)
Once a domain extension’s price and go-live date are revealed, you can confirm domains with that extension for binding pre-order. Pre-ordering a domain means you agree to pay its registration fee in the event of a successful registration, and we agree to submit that domain for registration on its go-live date for you.

If a domain you have pre-registered becomes available for pre-order, you will receive an email from us letting you know that the time has come to confirm your pre-order if you wish. You will then be able to confirm your pre-registration as a binding pre-order. If you take no action to confirm a pre-registration as a binding pre-order, that pre-registration will be deleted from your account automatically before its extension’s go-live date.

If you don’t have a domain pre-registered in your account already, you can still submit a binding pre-order. Simply search the domain you’re interested in the search bar found at

Live Registration (For Domain Extensions Available Now)
This category is pretty self-explanatory. You can register these domains now!

Premium Domains: Why The Higher Cost?
You may have noticed that certain domains available for pre-order or live registration have a higher price than other domains with that extension. This is because the registry for those domains has classified them as premium domains. These domains tend to command be shorter, more easily memorable, and made up of simple keywords and search terms. For that reason, they often command a higher value in the domain aftermarket and are highly sought after. A premium domain can make a terrific addition to your portfolio.

Because premium domains are classified and priced by their respective registries, United Domains must price and classify them in turn. The premium price for registering a premium domain is the same from year to year, so it will cost the same amount to renew a premium domains registration as it did to register.

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Launch Day Updates: Over 70% of Pre-Orders Registered!

In the hustle and bustle of a fast-paced, ever-changing world, it’s comforting to know that some things can always be counted on. The last of March’s melting snow giving way to the splendor of springtime, the chatter of birds as they flock to now-blooming branches, and United Domains successfully registering over 70% of pre-ordered domains during the latest new domain extension launch.

We’re not April fooling: United Domains has once again kept up its superior track record for registering domains with new extensions.

Today marked the release of .CAMP ($39.00/yr), .EDUCATION ($49.00/yr), .GLASS ($39.00/yr), .INSTITUTE ($49.00/yr), and .REPAIR ($39.00/yr). United Domains customers have spent the last few weeks confirming pre-orders for domains with these extensions, gearing up for the day they would become available to register live. Today, April 2nd, that day finally arrived, and we’re proud to report that over 70% of domains pre-ordered with us were successfully registered to our customers.

As an industry leader in the world of new domain extensions, we devote ourselves every day to our true mission: to be your one-stop source for all things new domains. We think results like today’s fantastic successful pre-order registration rate of over 70% demonstrate our devotion better than words ever could.

So stick with us as we move on to a new set of domain extensions for release next week, and don’t forget to confirm your pre-orders for any upcoming domains you’re interested in. We are right here with you week after week — the only source you need for new domain extension updates, pre-orders, and live registrations.

And that’s something you can always depend on.



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United Domains Leading the Market for New Domains

nTLD Stats
The number of new domains registered is fast approaching half a million, with .GURU leading the pack with nearly 47,000 domains as of the end of March, according to nTLD Stats. The number of new domains registered stands at just over 411,000 and growing daily. In the past thirty days alone, registrations have increased by about 52%. With numbers growing daily, this is a great sign for the future of new domains.

Here is a quick run-down of the top five most registered new domains so far:

Extension Registrations Market Share
.GURU 46,957 12%
.BERLIN 43,403 11%
.PHOTOGRAPHY 30,185 7%
.TODAY 17,666 4%
.TIPS 17,583 4%

Rounding out the top 10 are .EMAIL, .TECHNOLOGY, .COMPANY, .DIRECTORY and .CLOTHING. Altogether the top ten domains comprise over 216,000 domains or about 53% of all registrations. In total, there are 150 extensions that have launched so far.

At United Domains, we’ve worked hard to provide the most up-to-date and pertinent information on everything related to new domains. That’s why we’re very excited to be ranked as the number three registrar when it comes to the number of new domain registrations. Ahead of us is GoDaddy and 1&1. Trailing behind United Domains with is eNom.

The countries leading the way in new domain registrations are some of the earliest supporters of the ICANN program.

Here’s a breakdown of the top three regions for new domain registrations:

Country Registrations Market Share
Europe 174,083 42%
North America ~147,141 38%
Asia 18,652 4%

Upcoming Launches

We’re excited to share the upcoming launch of .CAMP, .EDUCATON, .GLASS, .INSTITUTE and .REPAIR on April 2nd. We hope that these extensions are just as successful as their predecessors. You can pre-order yours for the launch at United Domains.

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We’ve Got .EMAIL. Here’s Why You Should, Too.

Dozens of new domain extensions have already set to their task of molding the Internet landscape into a wider, more accessible place for everyone. Every new domain extension has something to offer this brave new world of smarter web addresses, whether it’s identifying an industry, a hobby or even a city. But even among countless useful domain extensions, there are bound to be some that stand out. As of Wednesday, March 26th, .EMAIL ($29.90/yr) has become one of them.

The official web address of a mainstay communication platform, .EMAIL is still hot off the heels of its recent release, and it’s already skyrocketed to popularity as the 7th most registered new domain extension on the web.

If these results seem surprising, they shouldn’t be. It’s almost impossible to imagine the world today without email. As one of the earliest communication formats on the Internet, email has persevered through the decades and now thrives as a preferred form of online communication. Today there are over 2.5 billion email users online, managing over 3.3 billion email accounts. The number of emails sent worldwide in just one day measures in the hundreds of billions. If you are reading this, you probably have at least one email address, and quite possibly more.

But email is not just one of the most popular ways to communicate over the web. It’s also become an indispensable tool for both ecommerce and brick and mortar businesses. It’s a central utility for managing our personal lives, as well, helping us to stay in touch with friends, family, colleagues and services. Newer methods of communication may come and go, but email is clearly here to stay.

Even with such popular support for both email as a platform and the .EMAIL extension itself, there is still a healthy abundance of strong names yet to be taken. Here’s what can make .EMAIL a valuable asset for you, your online presence, or your brand.

For All Businesses
Facilitating communications from both within and outside of a company is necessary for any business to establish credibility. Having a clear, intuitive method for customers to reach you helps to establish and maintain trust. The .EMAIL extension provides a clear and memorable destination for all email communications associated with your business. Customers and clients looking for a clear channel through which to reach you can be memorably directed to a .EMAIL address, either for a website or for a real email address they can contact.

For Email Services
The email services industry is growing, which means a larger number of services competing for business than ever before. In a growing marketplace, you only have a moment to make a strong first impression. If you’re in the business of email services, a .EMAIL domain name is just what you need to clearly represent your services to visitors while standing apart from competitors in the .COM and .NET namespaces.

For Personal Use
Everyone who’s online has an email address, but not everyone has a memorable address they can use. Many users register personalized domain names (i.e. just to use as a memorable extension for their email address. With names in the generic namespace becoming more crowded, it’s tougher to find personal domains that match your name. Because it is available for open registration to anyone, .EMAIL opens up the namespace for billions of people, giving everyone a new opportunity to register a simple, personalized domain name to use as their email address.

.EMAIL is flexible, functional, and has a use for just about anyone on the web. Feel like adding a little power to your portfolio? Get a .EMAIL domain of your own for just $29.00 per year at United Domains today.

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