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September 2017 Posts

Goetze.xyz1&1 customer (Germany)

Sissi Goetze is one of Germany’s most sought after men’s wear designers. Goetze.xyz’s clothes have been featured in Vogue, GQ, Elle, TenMag, ZOO Magazine, Men’s Health, and more. She’s been interviewed by i-D Germany, has her own perfume, GOETZE, created with famous perfumier Mark Buxton, and has been featured by We Shall Run, and Not Just A Label. So when Goetze wanted to stand out online as much as her groundbreaking collections, she made a .xyz website.

Goetze’s designs draw influence from disparate, iconic male archetypes. The resulting synthesis produces simple, elegant menswear or unisex essentials with architectural aspects and contradictory elements. Goetze’s clothing has taken the fashion world by storm, and has earned Sissi accolades and features in the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, and Berlin Fashion Week.

Goetze.xyz and the corresponding branding effort make an excellent case-study for the effectiveness of a LastName.xyz domain to unify marketing across platforms seamlessly and affordably. It shows that creators around the world are turning to .xyz not only as a unique way to display their work, but to increase views as well.

Sissi Goetze’s work can be found internationally, but only Goetze.xyz has everything. If you’re interested in following Sissi Goetze, sign up for her newsletter or connect with her on Facebook (@goetzexyz) and Instagram (@goetze.xyz). For more amazing .xyz users, follow XYZ on Instagram.

JHill.xyzNamecheap customer (United States)

JHill.xyz is the online home for all of Jason “J” Hill’s artwork. A senior character artist for Respawn Entertainment, you can find J’s artwork in games like Titanfall, Titanfall 2, and Evolve. But the only place to find all of his projects is through JHill.xyz.

JHill.xyz is a perfect example of an artist using their .xyz domain to give their portfolio a personalized, professional look. J used to have his work scattered across the internet on various portfolio sites. By choosing JHill.xyz, he centralized his online presence and gave his fans a proper portal to his work, opening up his ability to connect and expanding his opportunities to get noticed.

Though J is a digital artist and sculptor whose art has primarily appeared in video games, J also produces how-to videos for thousands of subscribers on YouTube. He makes videos to “motivate people to follow their interests, to grow their passions, and to pursue their interest in art and design.” From complex, technique-driven videos on rendering and ZBrush sketching, to basic videos about anatomy, proportions, and surface textures, JHill.xyz has tutorials any artist could want, no matter their skill level. Original creations and iconic monsters fill his portfolio, many of which have had their creation process broken down into simple steps to help others grow similar skills.

You can follow all of J’s projects on Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Twitch, and Facebook. To see more amazing artists that use .xyz domains, follow XYZ on Instagram.

DesignCafe.xyzGoDaddy (Customer) India

It is important to have a space to call your home, but building a house can become a prohibitively expensive and lengthy undertaking. But what if there were a way to reduce the costs, simplify the design aspect through intelligent software, expedite the process through 3D imaging, and complete the project quickly? This week’s #WebsiteWednesday does all that and more with the mission of becoming India’s most recognizable home design brand by 2020 – DesignCafe.xyz.

Using patent-pending technology, DesignCafe.xyz takes home design from concept to completion in under 100 days. Founded by an architect and an interior designer who wanted to extend customized homes to India’s middle class, DesignCafe.xyz’s memorable domain and unique 3D design software has found major appeal among India’s Generations X, Y, and Z. Users of DesignCafe.xyz can choose from hundreds of existing designs named creatively such as “A Concrete Love Affair” and “A Bachelor’s Dapper Pad”, or create 3D designs from scratch.

That kind of success in India has lead numerous investors to approach DesignCafe.xyz. According to the Economic Times of India, DesignCafe.xyz has already raised a multi-million-dollar round of funding from Fireside Ventures, in addition to investments from Sprout Capital, and angel investors Apurva Salarpuria and Sidharth Pansari. In an interview with BW Disrupt, co-founder Shezaan Bhojani didn’t sound worried that all their success will go to their heads. In fact, Shezaan mentions that an even larger Series A round of funding is in their future.

DesignCafe.xyz has ambitious plans to expand further and open more of their innovative design experience centers, revolutionizing the home-buying across India. With an integrated supply network that allows them to produce and furnish a house in under 100 days, and a highly memorable keyword domain to support their brand, DesignCafe.xyz looks poised to succeed. To follow DesignCafe.xyz’s success, check them out on Twitter and Facebook!

We are excited to announce that over 2,700 (nearly 90%) of our variably priced premium .xyz domains have had their prices permanently reduced at the wholesale level. That means that the create, renewal, and transfer fees for some of the best .xyz domains you can think of have their lowest prices ever!

Did you know you could save hundreds, thousands, or even millions of dollars by registering a .xyz domain instead of the equivalent name in another ending? For example, Auction.com sold for $1.7 million in 2009, while Auction.xyz can be registered now for just $550/yr!

But that’s just the beginning! Brandable and memorable domains like Sports.xyz, 3D.xyz, A.xyz, and Boston.xyz are all available as of this writing with prices slashed by thousands of dollars. Check out the table below to compare prices:

Example
Domain
Old
Recommended
Retail Price
New
Recommended
Retail Price
GoDaddy Uniregistry Rebel.com Average
Annual Savings
BC.xyz $55,000 $3,000 $3,250 $2,750 $3,625 $52,000
0.xyz $55,000 $13,000 $13,000 $11,000 $14,500 $42,000
Bet.xyz $13,000 $1,300 $1,300 $1,100 $1,450 $11,700
Coupons.xyz $13,000 $3,000 $3,250 $2,750 $3,625 $10,000
Got.xyz $3,000 $350 $260 $220 $290 $2,650
Creative.xyz $3,000 $1,300 $1,300 $1,100 $1,450 $1,700
THC.xyz $1,300 $350 $3,250 $2,750 $3,625 $950
Phoenix.xyz $1,300 $700 $650 $550 $725 $600
ForLease.xyz $700 $350 $260 $220 $290 $350

If you’ve been thinking about getting one of these limited .xyz domains, now is your best chance to get the perfect name (or names) at the right price. But you’d better hurry – your favorite might not be around for long, so head over to your registrar of choice now!

Note: Most registrars have already updated their sites to reflect XYZ’s new wholesale pricing. Please contact us about registrars with old pricing.

August at XYZ meant outreach to the Los Angeles tech community. From talking with entrepreneurs and engineers at happy hours across the southland, to tabling at the LA Tech and Startup Bash, XYZ made its presence in, and support for, LA tech known.

Watch the August event recap below:

XYZ partners with CoderDojo, Product Forge, and Prewired to get teens coding at Summer Hack 2017

Our partners at CoderDojo and Product Forge continue to support the next generation of internet users through their Prewired Summer Hack 2017 teen coding course in Edinburgh, Scotland. This August, the program put on a week-long hackathon and all the projects were given access to .xyz domains. Check out their highlight video for more!

If you are interested in partnering with XYZ to help the next generation of internet users build the future of tech, contact us today!

XYZ shows its support at the LA Tech and Startup Bash

Team XYZ sponsored the inaugural LA Tech & Startup Bash hosted by Schmoozd and Expert DOJO. XYZ joined TriNet, Sachs Marketing Group, Cornerstone OnDemand, HotStartupJobs, and other LA companies to reach more than 200 entrepreneurs. We gave out stylish XYZ shirts and tote bags to every attendee, and our purple people tore up the dance floor.

The #XYZsquad made a big impression with everyone at the event and we can’t wait for the next bash!

XYZ watches the solar eclipse

On August 21st, a complete solar eclipse traversed the contiguous United States. XYZ, while not in the path of totality, nevertheless was able to observe a beautiful partial solar eclipse.

XYZ celebrates Independence across Asia with registrar partners

Four nations across Asia – India, Pakistan, Indonesia, and Malaysia – celebrated their independence days in August. We joined with regional registrar partners to run special commemorative sales to mark each occasion, and highlighted a stellar use-case from each country.

XYZ talks tech at the Culver City Tech Happy Hour

Team XYZ attended the Culver City Tech Happy Hour to talk to dozens of professionals from around Culver City looking to establish the neighborhood as the next hub. We discussed startup strategies with event organizer AirFive, and talked about end-user FoodBlockChain.xyz with the representative from Chewse.

XYZ swaps stories at the New Tech Happy Hour at The Bungalow Santa Monica

XYZ continued its tour of West LA’s tech neighborhoods with a visit to the Happy Hour at The Bungalow Santa Monica. We distributed glasses and even helped actress Kat Bingham get a domain to act as her portfolio.

XYZ explores DTLA at the LA Art Walk & Night Market

Here’s Jeremy from Team XYZ taking a break from the tech scene to mingle amongst art loving Angelenos at the LA Art Walk & Night Market in historic DTLA. One of the artists even did a quick freestyle about our shirts! It was a memorable night full of food and fun for XYZ.

XYZ gets frisky at the Silicon Beach Santa Monica Mixer

Team XYZ met with dozens of CEOs and small startups looking for website help at the Silicon Beach Santa Monica Mixer. Everyone knew about .xyz from Alphabet, Google’s parent company, and were eager to tell us about their plans to join the #GenXYZ community. We can’t wait to see what websites get made!

XYZ gets nominated twice for the LA Timmy Awards!

We were nominated for the Los Angeles Timmy Awards for Best Tech Workplace for Diversity, and our CEO Daniel Negari was nominated for Best Tech Manager. Make sure you vote for XYZ and Daniel today!

Remember to check the XYZ blog every Wednesday to read our #WebsiteWednesdays, and be sure to come back next month to get all the highlights from September. For daily updates on the #XYZsquad, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube!

NXTLVLAcademy.xyzInstra customer (Philippines)

It’s always a good idea to invest in your education, especially if that means learning new skills relating to technology. In today’s job market, technical skills are always valued highly and in constant demand. That’s why this week’s #WebsiteWednesday is a school that is providing students with the skills they need to thrive – NXTLVLAcademy.xyz.

NXTLVLAcademy.xyz is a learning institution based out of Manila, Philippines that specializes in teaching tech skills. NXTLVLAcademy offers classes in data science, web development, UX design, and digital & social media marketing. The Academy takes a hands on approach to both learning and teaching, ensuring that students have the practical experience they need for the job market. This well-rounded mix of classes also ensures that students have the skills they need to start building their careers, or even start their own businesses.

NXTLVLAcademy is another great example of #GenXYZ members using their .xyz domain to help others succeed. If you happen to be in the Philippines, make sure to stop by and learn some new skills!