I don’t think these numbers are all that critical at this juncture. Yes, I am sure the registries would have loved to get more revenue at the outset, but I would imagine most are looking at the new TLDs as a long term play. It’s going to take time for companies and people to learn about these domain names, and suffice it to say, domain names aren’t a high priority for many businesses who may only care about their domain names when they are renewing them and when they need to buy a new domain name for a business or special project.
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A message to frustrated ".com" domainers.
Lesson 1: I do not buy ".com" domain names;
Lesson 2: if you work in the domain name business, you use a domain name ending in ".domains", not ".com";
Lesson 3: I only answer emails ending in ".email", other endings won't be read;
Lesson 4: in regard to domaining, I only visit websites ending in ".domains";
Lesson 5: all this is a joke, I don't buy domain names ;-)