Four Million gTLDs Pre-Reserved (and Counting)
The domain name space is really heating up. In fact, many of the new gTLDs are already available for pre-registration in advance of their January 2014 launch.
1&1's domain portal, for example, is currently enabling users to pre-register gTLDs including .BIKE, .SINGLES, .HOLDINGS, and .CLOTHING and receive notification on the launch of many others that will arrive at the beginning of next year.
Many registrars are providing the functionality for Internet professionals to secure/reserve their preferred domains (1&1, for example, offers a nice watch list feature) and receive notification when the domains are actually made available.
There are currently more than 4 million pre-orders of the new gTLDs according to 1&1's domain portal. That's 500,000 more than just two weeks ago.