Google Registry launched two new gTLDs in December, and just over a month later one is doing way better than the other.
As of the latest zone files, .ing has over 16,000 domains, while .meme has just 2,700. Both went to general availability on December 5.
This might seem surprising, given that .ing is intended purely for domain hacks, but memes are of course ephemeral things where registering a matching domain might not be a sound long-term investment strategy.
Both Google launches pale in comparison to the registry’s most successful gTLD, .app, which sold over 250,000 names in its first month, May 2018.