The Current State of the New gTLDs
Chances are that few people predicted “.xyz” would be outperforming the likes of “.nyc” and “.guru” when the new generic top level domains (gTLDs) were first announced in 2011. Fast forward to Feb. 2015, however, and .xyz is the only public gTLD to exceed 750,000 registrations.
In fact, data from nTLDStats.com shows that .xyz has nearly double the market share of other gTLDs. It is important for Web professionals to keep in mind, however, that the domain industry will have more than a few shakeups as new domain extensions emerge into general availability.