If you’ve ever attended a conference or exhibiting event, you know the crucial role that your company’s swag plays in bringing over potential customers. And, to really succeed in bringing people to your booth, you need to have something both eye-catching and out of the norm. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday gives you that and more with their customizable 3D printing service: Dimension4.xyz.
Dimension4.xyz is a 3D printing company that is unique because it’s not a standalone printing service, but rather allows you to design what you want to be printed using their intuitive platform, and then connects you to a global network of 3D printing service bureaus that will make exactly what you asked for. This service helps both the companies receiving the customized products, as they get a truly unique promotional item, and the 3D print manufacturers, as they get a highly specific list of client needs to ensure their customers end up satisfied.
Dimension4.xyz’s system also provides customers buying 3D printed products countless options to create and customize, meaning the only limit is their imagination. Their commitment to simplifying the 3D printing process for both customers and 3D printing companies has helped them secure over $62,000 in funding so far.
“At Dimension4, we help e-retailers in successfully adopting 3D printing as a suitable manufacturing technique for the mass customization of consumer products. That way, consumers can not only personalize products with photos or colours, but have control over shape, material and inscriptions as well. With our software, we automate and optimize the ordering of the 3D printed products, ensuring manageability and affordability for a large customer base.
We chose to use a .xyz domain because 3D printing is a three dimensional technology. For us, xyz, refers to the three axes in 3D space: x, y and z.”
– Nikolas Taillieu, Founder of Dimension4.xyz
When you have a cutting-edge idea like Dimension4.xyz, you need your domain to match your vision. Dimension4 was able to brand on a domain that not only aligns perfectly with their company mission, but also helps them connect with clients around the world. If you want to see more of Dimension4.xyz, check them out on Twitter and Vimeo. To see more great .xyz end users, follow @XYZ on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Nestled across from Boston’s historic waterfront lies a small neighborhood known as Boston Seaport, and it’s going through a big change. As the neighborhood develops and welcomes more new residents, it chooses to connect them all together through this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, BostonSeaport.xyz.
BostonSeaport.xyz is the portal uniting the neighborhood’s restaurants, cultural institutions, event spaces, and residents. Run by WS Development, a Massachusetts-based property developer dedicated to creating people-centric spaces, BostonSeaport.xyz ties the community together through its constantly updating map of the area and calendar of events. All aspects – from activities and events, to food, tourism, and transportation – have their place on BostonSeaport.xyz. Just as the neighborhood has become a premier destination for Bostonians and travellers alike, BostonSeaport.xyz has become the go-to domain for all things relating to the neighborhood.
BostonSeaport.xyz is the perfect example of an organization using a .xyz domain to bring people together. Location specific domains, particularly ones relating to big cities, are often difficult to obtain, but BostonSeaport.xyz was able to get their exact choice. If you want to learn more about BostonSeaport.xyz, follow them on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. And be sure to follow @xyz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more great .xyz use cases.
As 2017 winds to a close, Team XYZ was happy to focus on continuing to foster the #GenXYZ community in November. Keep reading to get all the details, or check out the highlights below!
The #GenXYZ community in China always shows a unique passion when representing .xyz, and they were back it again this month at the 2017 Shanghai Marathon. The runners supporting .xyz in the race ran the entire 26.2 miles (or 42.2km) with .xyz flags streaming behind them, and they couldn’t have been more excited to rep .xyz!
After trotting around the globe in October, it was great to spend some time this month right here in our own neighborhood of Santa Monica. We started off the month by heading across the street to Lime Cafe, a favorite lunch spot around our office, and holding a pop up XYZ shop to hand out great .xyz swag and get the dozens of lunch-goers set up with their own .xyz domains. Lime even made a special menu item for us, and the “XYZ Special Burger” was the most popular menu item of the day! Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to follow where we’ll be next.
The innovation of #GenXYZ was on display again this month as our partner Product Forge hosted their Medical Visualization hackathon in Edinburgh, Scotland. The hackathon focused participants’ bright minds on creating solutions that will deliver precision medicine that is tailored for individual patients. They built their projects and can now bring those ideas to help the global healthcare industry thanks to their .xyz domains.
The entrepreneurial spirit of our end users isn’t limited to just .xyz adopters. .Cars/.Car/.Auto adopters Waive.Car brought their new ride-sharing startup to ABC’s hit show Shark Tank, and went toe to toe with the sharks to secure an investment in their business. They even gave XYZ a shoutout, as we’re one of their first advertisers. Congrats Waive.Car, we can’t wait to see what waits for you on the road ahead!
Over the past few months we’ve been getting ready to welcome another new neighbor near our office, Santa Monica College. They recently finished construction on a brand new campus just down the street, so we made sure to swing by for SMC’s homecoming football game to show our support and spread the word about .xyz to the students. We’ve only just begun collaborating with SMC, so be sure to check our Instagram to see what else we have in store!
We’ve had plenty to be thankful for this year, and we were glad to have a chance to reflect on it as a team while celebrating Thanksgiving at the office. From the official launches of .Storage and the 1.111B® Class, to announcing a partnership that allows users to pair and trade Ethereum exclusively with .xyz domains, 2017 was a great year for us and for .xyz adopters around the world. We’re not done yet though, as we have plenty in store for December and beyond, so stay tuned to our blog for all the latest .xyz news.
The average American spends 10 hours in front of a screen daily, and that number is only growing. If you’re going to spend that much time in front of a screen, why not have a little fun by personalizing it with your favorite characters? With this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Shimejis.xyz, you can do exactly that.
Originally created by Yuki Yamada of Group Finity, Shimejis are tiny, fan-made animated characters that wander around your computer’s desktop. Shimejis.xyz was created by Jarno Le Conté, a Dutch web designer and animation fan who wanted to bring the Shimeji program from your desktop to your actual internet browser. There are now hundreds of Shimeji characters from popular video games, animes, Disney movies, and webcomics to choose from, with fans constantly adding more adorable characters every day. You can download the Chrome extension or visit Shimejis.xyz to get your own.
As a Japanese creation that was modified by a Dutch web designer, Shimejis.xyz shows the truly global focus the #GenXYZ community has. If you want to see more great #WebsiteWednesdays, be sure to keep reading our blog. And make sure you follow @xyz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more great .xyz use cases.
Starting today, .Storage domains are available to the general public for one standard registration fee, with no premiums, reserved names, or verification required. That’s right – all .Storage domains, including 1-character domains like i.Storage, 2-character domains like LA.Storage, and valuable keywords like Safe.Storage can be registered for as low as $46/month per domain at registrars like Gandi, GoDaddy, and Name.com (12-month commitment, prices may vary by registrar).
But great names like these won’t be around forever, so be sure you get the best .Storage domains before someone else does! You can save thousands by registering new .Storage names instead of old domains in the aftermarket. Here are a few recommended domains based on recent aftermarket sales listings:
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Food blogs and podcasts are everywhere, but most focus on a single aspect of the culinary experience. Not this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Chewing.xyz. Started by Chicago Tribune reporter Louisa Chu and WBEZ’s Monica Eng, Chewing.xyz focuses on the intersection of good food, good health, and good policy.
Chewing.xyz has been featured in The Daily Meal and The Chicago Tribune multiple times – and for good reason. In addition to being a Chicago Tribune Food & Dining reporter, Louisa Chu is also a James Beard Scholarship winner, Iron Chef judge, Anthony Bourdain fixer, former chef at Michelin two-starred restaurant Les Ambassadeurs, and has even interviewed the legendary Julia Child. Louisa’s podcast sidekick, Monica Eng, has been nominated for five James Beard Awards for her investigative reports on consumer issues.
Chu and Eng use Chewing.xyz to explore new culinary experiences and discuss food cultures around the world. In addition to their love of food, the pair also love reporting on the policy and culture that shapes the food we eat. Chewing.xyz has covered soda taxes, talked with restaurant critics, discussed healthy trends with chefs, and even discovered a way that bars can recoup their costs through Tiki drinks.
“Our goal for Chewing.xyz is to provide an inclusive home for our podcast. You can listen to all our episodes there, as well as see things we talk about, from chef recipes to food tasted in the game we like to call “Will She Eat It?”, which explores cultural and culinary differences as well as deliciousness.
We chose to build on a .xyz domain because it’s clean, simple, easy to remember, and memorable. It fits what we’re trying to say in our Chewing podcast, about what can sometimes seem like the complicated worlds of food and health, both directly but playfully.”
– Louisa Chu and Monica Eng, creators of Chewing.xyz
When Louisa Chu and Monica Eng started Chewing.xyz, they were able to secure the domain of their choice with .xyz. To hear more from Chewing.xyz, check out the podcast on Soundcloud or on Apple Podcasts for free. And for more Chu and Eng, check Chewing.xyz out on Twitter (or individually @louisachu and @monicaeng), on Facebook, or on Instagram. And make sure you follow @xyz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more great .xyz use cases.
From all of us at XYZ, we hope you had a great Thanksgiving. We have a lot to be thankful for ourselves – in the past month alone, we:
Now, after thanks have been given and all the turkey has been consumed, there’s only one thing left to do… shop the best Black Friday sales on .xyz domains!
This year our registrar partners are back again with irresistible deals on .xyz domains for as low as $0.50! Thinking about getting a website for your business? Get YourBusiness.xyz or YourIdea.xyz now for less than a bottle of water. Looking for unique gifts for friends and family this holiday season? Give them something they can keep forever, their FirstNameLastName.xyz. The possibilities you have with .xyz domains are endless, and there is no better time to get them than right now. Select your favorite registrar below to take advantage of their Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals, or head to www.gen.xyz/BlackFriday to see a full list of participating registrars.
October was another action packed month for all of us here at XYZ. Keep reading to see everywhere we went, or check out the video below for all the highlights!
2017 marks the 3rd straight year that we’ve taken .College to Educause, which was held this year in the City of Brotherly Love. And there was plenty of brotherly love spread around to the 4,000+ attendees, especially by the #XYZsquad, whose welcoming personalities helped the .College booth stand out among big names like Microsoft, Google, and Amazon as the hit of the conference. We spoke with hundreds of education industry professionals to help them register their .College domains and get their picture with the #XYZsquad too!
October also brought us an opportunity to connect with one of our leading registrar partners, Alibaba, at their YunQi Conference. It was great to see some familiar faces at the event, not just from Alibaba, but from Driver.xyz as well. There were many insightful keynotes and presentations given at the event, so if you missed any be sure to watch the replays here.
Giving the next generation of business leaders around the world a place to show their skills is central in XYZ’s mission to get the next generation online, and our partner Product Forge has helped us accomplish this goal time and again with their hackathons. This month, Product Forge organized the Edinburgh Tourism Challenge Weekend to give Scotland’s bright young minds a crack at improving Edinburgh’s tourism industry. Hackathon attendees put forth dozens of new ways to optimize the city’s tourism industry, and we supported them with free .xyz domains so they can share their ideas with the world (and they received some great free swag to boot). Check out the hackathon recap video below to see all the action, and subscribe to our newsletter to stay up to date on all the ways we support #GenXYZ!
ICANN’s events have given Team XYZ the chance to travel around the world, and this month we made the trip from LA all the way to Abu Dhabi, where we met with over 30 of our partners. We shared the exciting news about both .Storage and the 1.111B® Class officially launching, and also planned some exciting new initiatives for 2018.
Last month we previewed an interview we were happy to have with Majesty Alliance, and we’re excited to be able to share the full video this month. Check it out below!
We capped off the month of October by celebrating Halloween with the entire office. We held a costume contest and a pumpkin carving contest, and there were some very creative entries in both. To see more of XYZ’s culture and find out why XYZ is the best place to work, check out our daily stories on Instagram (@XYZ).
This past Saturday marked the official launch of the 1.111B® Class of domains, meaning all registrars that offer .xyz domains will now also automatically support the 1.111B® Class. At the same time, we announced our partnership with the crypto-currency platform Ethereum. What is the 1.111B® Class, you ask? It encompasses all 6 through 9 digit .xyz domains, which have been reclassified with a recommended retail price of 99¢ to be used for alternative purposes. And Ethereum did just that; you can now pair your Ethereum wallet with .xyz domains for secure coin management and trading.
We’ve already seen hundreds of unique ways the 1.111B® Class is being used, and this week’s #WebsiteWednesday features just a few to help you get some ideas about what else you can do with your 1.111B® Class domain.
205777.xyz is an education anycast network that offers peering services primarily for testing gateway protocols and hosting projects. 205777.xyz has 7 routers around the globe, which allow users who are separated by thousands of miles to peer into each others networks as if they were in the same room.
Older members of #GenXYZ may remember lots of talk back in 1999 about the Y2K problem, referring to a bug that didn’t allow certain computer file storage dates to exist beyond the year 2000. Now, a similar issue is on the horizon, called the “Year 2038 Problem”, which will have disastrous effects on your files if you aren’t updated to using 64-bit time. Those who are worried and want to track the exact date and time they need to update by should look no further than 20380119.xyz, which is named for the date systems must update by, and features a second by second countdown to when the bug will hit.
Tempusware, YouTube animator and creator of 078596.xyz, is a talented content creator who has amassed an audience of nearly 6,000 subscribers thanks to his re-imaginings of popular TV shows like Doctor Who and Teen Titans, and games like Club Penguin. 078596.xyz is the one-stop place to see his work or connect with him on Twitter, and see the work of his other animator friends as well.
These are just a few of the many ways you can use a 1.111B® Class .xyz domain. At just 99¢, you can secure multiple as identifiers for networks or products, or register YYYYMMDD.xyz domains to mark important dates. Find out what our CEO has to say about these developments in Daniel’s CEO blog.
The possibilities are endless, and the only limit on how to use your domain is your imagination! Hurry to your favorite registrar and secure your 1.111B® Class domains today.
11/11 marked the official launch date of XYZ‘s 1.111B® Class – a segment of 1.111 billion domains that are perfect for usage in the Internet of Things, vanity identification, digital currencies, and other creative uses. As a new variable price tier, more than 400 retail partners of XYZ can automatically support this first-of-its-kind class of domains – made up of all 6, 7, 8, and 9-digit numerics – for a recommended retail price of 99¢ per year.
The first major partnership related to the 1.111B® Class came last week at Ethereum’s DevCon3 conference, where the popular blockchain cryptocurrency announced support for users to pair their Ethereum wallets with .xyz domains for secure coin management and trading. With 99¢ annual carrying costs and flat 99¢ transaction fees, the 1.111B® Class is the first digital currency platform to be supported by a global network of registrars, with built-in security and customer support, and stability through the internet’s root DNS.
“Being connected to the internet’s DNS backbone, .xyz domains can be securely registered, managed, and traded on the most stable blockchain in existence. All domains come with locking mechanisms, transfer authorization codes, and optional WHOIS privacy to show or hide asset ownership,” said Daniel Negari, CEO of XYZ. “The 1.111B® Class makes Ethereum immediately accessible to hundreds of millions of existing domain customers, and I expect other cryptocurrencies to soon add their support.”
Thanks to early supporters like GoDaddy, Uniregistry, and Name.com, the 1.111B® Class is available to leaders, creators, and innovators in over 230 countries and territories. Since the prelaunch, 1.111B® Class domains are already being used for advanced networking (205777.xyz), and calendar milestones (20380119.xyz). With no minimum or maximum registration requirements, domains may also be registered as needed for app testing, vanity VoIP numbers, identification numbers, zip codes, or in sequential blocks to match serial numbers.
To learn more about the 1.111B® Class, visit www.AYDACFU.xyz, or read the white paper and our official press release. Start searching for your favorite numbers, dates, and patterns in our new 1.111B search tool. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out all the current 1.111B websites and make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more info!