Over 11,000 new .shop domain names will become available for registration on 8 May, or possibly 18 May as the announcement gives both dates, including over 300 three and four character names, e-commerce terms and five number names. All of the names being released will be available at .shop regular pricing. These are not, the registry says, premium priced names.
The .shop registry is boasting that major brands and small business alike are turning to .shop domains for their online brands including beer company, Heineken who recently chose blade.shop to sell their newest plug and pour draught beer. More than 7,000 ecommerce businesses around the world use .shop domain names as their primary online address. Overall, the new generic top level domain (new gTLD) has around 566,000 domain names under management, making it the ninth largest of the new gTLDs, but almost three-quarters (73.29%, 415,000) are parked.
The entire list of names is available to download here in an Excel file.
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