The .SHOP extension arrived on the market just 5 months ago, and all we can say is that registrars have been effective !
It was announced few days ago, this new gTLD counts more than 105,000 registrations. Considering its promising beginnings, we expected no less. During the sunrise period, 5200 .SHOP domains were registered and 39 801 only 30 minutes after the general opening, enough to ridiculize the .BLOG also highly awaited.
But who are those compulsive buyers ?
It seems that Europe has a pronounced taste for online stores, since it gathers more than 60% of the global registrations. On the world scale, Germany and Netherlands are respectively 1st (almost 30% of market share) and 2nd, followed by Japan and America.
And what about the .SHOPPING?
Logically we could expect from the .SHOPPING quite a similar performance as "shop" and "shopping" refer to the same information: it is a merchant site. But this one is actually completely lost with only 4600 domains, far behind his binomial the .SHOP.