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Big, big news, #GenXYZ!

We’re happy to announce that .xyz Founder Daniel Negari and ICANN officially executed our Registry Agreement this week! This means we’re one huge step closer to launching the most flexible, memorable, and affordable domain names on the planet next year. To get the full scoop on this exciting milestone, take a look at our press release here.

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to have a three-letter Twitter handle, we can tell you firsthand that it’s awesome. That’s because we just scored @xyz. Same great tweets and breaking news, just a new and improved name. Be sure to follow our new account so you don’t miss out on our upcoming promotions and announcements.

One last thing – we’ve been talking with some media outlets and expect a few great articles to be published in the next few days. Keep an eye out for them because they’re sure to generate a lot of buzz!

That’s it for now, #GenXYZ. Stay posted on all things .xyz by following us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram!

#GenXYZ, we have some awesome news to share.

We have teamed up with the top domain auction company on the web, NameJet.com, to offer .xyz and .College domain names for the first time ever in a groundbreaking new domain extension auction! This is literally the first-of-its-kind auction for any new domain extension, so we’re thrilled to be a part of this historic moment. The premium domain auctions began on November 6th, 2013 and will continue through February 28th, 2014. You might remember that NameJet will also be helping us in our Sunrise and Landrush periods, too. For more information about the auction event, check out NameJet’s press release.

So what sort of domain names can you get? For those interested in a .xyz domain, there are options like pubs.xyz, autos.xyz, and even london.xyz. .College domains include grants.college, travel.college, jobs.college, and more. These are just a sample of some of the domains we’ll be offering, but the full list can be viewed on our Featured Auction page.

To learn more about how we were able to pave the way for this innovative new advanced auction, check out Kevin Murphy’s post over at Domain Incite.

We’re so proud that .xyz and .College will be the first new domain extensions to be auctioned off. We can’t wait to show you what we’ve got in store for you next, so stay up to date by following us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. As always, thanks for all your support, and keep tagging your #GenXYZ posts and photos!

Happy belated Halloween, #GenXYZ! We are very excited to make two HUGE announcements. Hold on tight.

First, .xyz Founder Daniel Negari has acquired a new 13,000 square-foot office building in Las Vegas, Nevada, that will serve as our new headquarters. The building, which will be called the XYZHAUS, will employ approximately 100 people to perform marketing, support, legal, and other services for .xyz and .College with the goal of bringing choice, affordability, and innovation to the internet. Check out the exclusive look on Morgan Linton’s blog, Elliot Silver’s writeup on his new site, DomainInvesting.com, and our article in the Las Vegas Sun.

We’re also very happy to announce that .xyz is now officially in Africa! You heard right; Team XYZ has been working diligently with Web4Africa to become the first new domain extension to be carried by the African registrar. You can now visit our new .xyz landing page directly from their homepage, or check out our awesome placement on their domain name page. We’re thrilled to be the first domain extension to have the kind of presence that we do on Web4Africa’s site, and even happier to be partnering with them to bring greater awareness and access to the world. Be sure to check out HumanIPO’s article on the partnership and the original press release here.

And as a bonus, we wanted to share a .xyz family photo in the spirit of Halloween. Be sure to check out our other photos at GenXYZ.com, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to get all our other fun updates.

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Guess what, #GenXYZ!

We’ve got a juicy new video interview for you to check out on TheDomains starring ICANN’s poster boy, .xyz Founder Daniel Negari. As part of their new global awareness campaign, Daniel was the first operator featured in ICANN’s interview series to “provide insight into the individual story of a TLD, or portfolio of TLDs, the inspiration behind it and how they see it being used.” Domain Name Wire also has an article explaining ICANN’s new video project, make sure you check it out!

We know a lot of you out there are curious about Team XYZ. Thanks to Morgan Linton, you can now take a peek into our LA offices and get a taste of our day-to-day. Check out Morgan’s tour of our office and thoughts on the team. Thanks for stopping by, Morgan!

Make sure you also check out our new landing page on 101domain. We’re thrilled that so many of our registrar partners are sharing .xyz with the world. Don’t forget to pre-register your .xyz domain today.

Before we go, we wanted to let you know that the XYZ Store is almost sold out! Make sure you grab one of these first run t-shirts before they’re all gone. Our team of designers is hard at work on some new products, so stay tuned for the next round of merch.

Let us know what you think of the .xyz crib on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and don’t forget to tag us with #GenXYZ.

Greetings, #GenXYZ! With all the new side projects we’ve got in the works, we thought it was high-time for an update. First off, we’re pleased to announce the new GenXYZ.com, created specifically for you. Now you can peruse XYZ.COM for our blog, information and media pages AND GenXYZ.com for fun social stuff.

Speaking of stuff, remember those awesome t-shirts we mentioned in our last blog? Ask and you shall receive. Our brand new store is open and ready for business. Head on over to XYZ.COM/store to purchase your very own .xyz or .College merch. If you’re on the look-out for some free swag, keep an eye on Elliot’s Blog for our upcoming contest. Some very lucky #GenXYZers will be taking home .xyz t-shirts of their choice.

We’re also psyched that .xyz is still dominating the headlines. Our backend registry partner CentralNic had nothing but glowing remarks for .xyz in their latest interview with Directors Talk. In fact, CentralNic CEO Ben Crawford even refers to us as the next .com. That’s high praise. Check out the Q&A here.

But that’s not all! Some new press with our Founder and fearless leader Daniel Negari are scheduled to be released in the next few days, including a juicy video interview on DomainSherpa. Stay tuned for more updates.

That’s it for now, folks. Once you’re done checking out the latest and greatest in .xyz news, drop us a line on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and let us know what you think!

Good morning, #GenXYZ. As you might have guessed, we have some exciting news to share. As you know, .xyz is an international domain extension. #GenXYZ itself encompasses all different countries and cultures! That’s why we’re translating our website into different languages, to make sure we include everyone in the XYZ movement. With that in mind, we’d like to say a hearty Guten Tag to our German readers across the pond! That’s right, XYZ.COM is now available in German. Visit XYZ.COM/de or click DE on the top right corner of the homepage for a full translation of the site. Serh erfreut, Germany. Tell your friends!

Happy hump day, #GenXYZ. We’re happy to announce that XYZ Founder Daniel Negari and leading domain auction company NameJet have just struck a deal to bring .xyz to the masses. So what does this mean exactly? NameJet.com will be auctioning .xyz domain names in early 2014 during our Sunrise and Landrush phases. For more about .xyz’s 2014 release, check out our Timeline on the XYZ.COM website.

Make sure you sign up for our newsletters and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to find out the exact dates of the auction. Hungry for more news? Read the full NameJet press release on our Media page.

What is a Domain Extension?

(You know, the letters after the dot)

.xyz is an upcoming generic domain extension on the internet. You know the .com at the end of an address in your navigation bar? That’s an extension (sometimes known as a gTLD). Right now there are only 22 to choose from. But, starting very soon, there are going to be a whole bunch of new ones released. ICANN, the organization that governs internet protocol, recently decided to allow internet registries to apply for new domain extensions. We’re excited that we are able to bring to you .xyz.

Why .xyz?

(Hint: it’s instinctive)

It’s instinctive. It’s natural. It makes sense. XYZ is used daily, worldwide, as a short, easy to remember phrase. XYZ is also composed of three letters, just like other popular extensions, such as .com, .net, and .org, which brings a familiar quality to an innovative new extension. We end the alphabet with XYZ — we end a domain name the same way.

Who is .xyz for?

(Anyone and everyone)

.xyz is for everyone. It is for users who prioritize affordability and recognition without sacrificing flexibility, and intended for a multitude of demographics, including (but not limited to):

  • Individuals and businesses
  • Domestic and international users who want a flexible domain extension
  • Existing domain owners who want a shorter version of their URL
  • Creative users who want a bold and fresh URL with .xyz

This wide audience makes up the universal collective we like to call Generation XYZ®.