.SHOP Hits One Million Active Domains!
GMO Registry’s e-commerce domain extension: .shop has exceeded the one million mark in July 2021, making it one of only six new gTLD’s that has surpassed this number.
.shop was launched in 2016 as a short, meaningful, and brandable domain name, that makes it easy for e-commerce businesses and shops, both online and offline, to differentiate themselves from their competitors by clearly identifying what it is they do.
GMO Registry applied for the operating rights of .shop in an ICANN auction held on the 28th of January 2016, eventually prevailing with a whopping winning bid of $41.5 million dollars.
After that, general registrations started on the 27th of September 2016, with more than 53,000 registrations made in the first 18 hours of the sale. On the 8th of December 2016, .shop eventually reached 100,000 registrations, and from there on the number of registrations has steadily increased until this month when .shop reached one million active domains!
Also, want to become part of the .shop family? Get your favorite .shop name at one of our partners through https://get.shop/search. We are looking forward to seeing your web shop online soon!