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DoTell.xyz – Enom customer (United States)

This week’s #WebsiteWednesday is coming to you from NamesCon in Las Vegas! Things are winding down here but we have had an amazing time. Some fantastic .xyz domains killed it at the NamesCon 2016 Live Auction hosted by RightOfTheDot and NameJet – but more importantly we had a blast. Can’t wait to come back next year!

We chose to highlight DoTell.xyz this week after realizing how much we would have appreciated using their app at NamesCon. At big, crowded conferences it can take a hero’s effort to stay up to date on the many events and meet-ups we want to attend. The ability to communicate well with individuals or groups is key to social success. With their focus on integration, DoTell.xyz has revolutionized what you can do with messaging to bring it up to speed with the 21st century.

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DoTell.xyz makes messaging a more comprehensive, direct experience for their users. Instead of having to leave your message window to share photos, locations, links, etc. you can do it all in the same place. If you think about how much we use messaging… this is a big deal!

Messaging is the most engaged app in the smartphone. We all use it, everyday. More than half a billion people access messaging on their smartphones every hour.” –DoTell.xyz 

Not only does this app make your messaging more efficient – it means you can be more effective with what you send. At the end of the day, finding ways to be more efficient is great…but finding ways to be more effective is revolutionary.

DoTell.xyz was also able to use their new domain to align their social media perfectly with their name. When the dotell handle was unavailable, they switched from www.twitter.com/getdotell to dotellxyz – setting themselves up for an excellent marketing strategy and brand recognition with their .xyz site.

Congrats DoTell.xyz – we will keep an eye on the great work you’re doing!

 

 

We are happy to announce the long awaited release of variably priced premiums for both .xyz and .College! You can now register those short, memorable .xyz and .College names that everyone has been waiting for. In case you didn’t catch our first post about these domains, here is a crash course on variably priced premiums:

What is a variably priced premium name?

Variably priced premium domains typically have popular search and industry-specific keywords, like music.xyz or community.College. Due to their value and scarcity, they’re considered “premium” names and are available to register at a price relative to their value.

Letters and numbers are also popular variably priced premium names. Since there are only 10 numerical characters and 26 letters in the alphabet, some of the most sought after domains are single-letter and single-number domains.

Long story short: these are the creme de-la creme of .xyz and .College domain names.

Why are we so excited about releasing these variably priced premium names? Because these names are an amazing opportunity for our #GenXYZ family. Your variably priced premium domain can help to advance your personal brand, business, idea, project…. the list goes on and on.

Variably priced domain names can be the foundation for your branding and marketing, while aligning your web address with your mission. Shorter, industry specific names can help your SEO and make you THE authority in your industry or region. Best of all, you’ll get a memorable, highly desirable name that no one can forget.

Exceptions to the rule

In some cases, variably priced premiums are sold by the registry in private sales (like 6.xyz) or auctions (like 88.xyz) for a high upfront fee. In these cases, the variably priced premium renewal rates are waived, and only standard renewal fees apply (recommended standard renewal rate is $10 USD). Customers who would like to make serious offers (high upfront fee and standard renewals) for domains designated as variably priced premiums may contact us.

However right now a – z.xyz and 0,1,2,3,4,5,7 .xyz are now available for registration at premium renewal fees.

Interested in finding out what variably priced premiums were released? Head over to www.gen.xyz/premiums – we have a list of all available variably priced .xyz and .College premiums, complete with recommended retail pricing. As a bonus, we’ve included .Rent variably priced premiums too!  If you see a domain or two that you’re interested in, head to your registrar of choice to checkout.

Make sure you share to good news about these variably priced premiums…after you secure the ones you want of course ;)

Cheers!

 

Lune.xyz – Gandi customer (Poland)

 Happy New Year, GenXYZ! It is clear that 2016 will be a year of exponential growth and advancements in consumer technology. We’ve been hearing about self-driving cars, robots, and internet in the sky, and this year is sure to bring pivotal tech developments that will serve as the foundation for a future of innovation and intelligence.

 One of the most popular tech trends starting to surface in 2016 is Virtual or Augmented Reality. This is technology that artificially creates sensory experiences including sight, hearing, touch, and smell – which brings us to our newest addition to the #GenXYZ Family: Lune.xyz

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Lune.xyz is an interactive digital marketing agency based in Wrocław, Poland, that employs new cutting-edge Virtual Reality technology to connect consumers with products. That means brands can give their consumers interactive applications and games, pyramid holographic visualizations, interactive mappings, any any other VR tools to build consumer trust and promote their ideas.

We find such intelligent juxtaposition in this choice of domain and domain extension, as the X, Y, and Z axis lines of the Cartesian coordinate system define the 3-dimensional space in which a spherical lune can be described.

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To put it simply, the key to Virtual Reality Technology is to look at things in the context of XYZ – BOOM!

You may have heard about VR before, or even had a chance to try it out, but up until now the concept of experiencing Virtual Reality was mostly in the context of gaming and entertainment. Lune.xyz is honing in on a very exciting opportunity for the new year and for this new technology… and they have their short, memorable, four letter .xyz domain to do it.  Well done, Lune.xyz!

 Speaking of short and memorable domains, we hope you are all ready for the exciting premium domains release tomorrow! That’s right, if you have not already heard, we are releasing all .xyz and .College premium domains to the public for registration tomorrow at 14:00 UTC. Check out our premium domains blog post for more details, and hurry to www.gen.xyz tomorrow to register your premium domains before somebody else does!