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October 2017 Posts

YoungCollective.xyzNetwork Solutions customer (Sweden)

YoungCollective.xyz is a creative charity organization helping proven institutions raise money through non-traditional thinking and marketing. If you are interested in the business of making the world a better place, this week’s #WebsiteWednesday is for you!

Led by PR consultant Erik Isberg, one of YoungCollective.xyz’s first projects was Picture: Connection, a website selling the work of Swedish photographers. The project earned coverage in Elle Sweden, and all of its proceeds went to continuing music education for children in war-torn countries. Shortly after, YoungCollective.xyz launched the Glove Is Love campaign, a set of 5 different, limited-edition condoms promoting conservation, with the donations from each prophylactic going to a specific cause. After Isberg wrote a column in the Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter, publications like Sputnik News also covered this unique campaign to save the environment.

“Young Collective is built around the idea that the people around you, their skills, knowledge and background is a part of you as well. Your colleagues, friends and family gives through them a wide array of experience and know-how that are yours to draw from. That’s why we call ourselves a collective, spanning around the globe through the people in our life.”
– From YoungCollective.xyz’s About Us page

YoungCollective.xyz is committed to tackling the world’s future problems, and they do this by connecting with, and appealing to, the future leaders of the world: generations X, Y, and Z. By working with young people and choosing a domain representative of their audience, YoungCollective.xyz is a perfect example of an organization using a .xyz domain to make a statement about who they are and who they’re looking to connect with.

If you’re trying to change the world for the better, or you’re interested in supporting some of YoungCollective.xyz’s projects, reach out to them today. To see more of their work, follow them on Instagram. And as always, to see more great .xyz use cases, follow @xyz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

Veldt.xyzGandi customer (France)

Safety is an important consideration for anyone riding a motorbike. Helmets especially must be safe. But can they also look good? This week’s #WebsiteWednesday teamed up with design pioneers like Vanguard Motorcycles and added a touch of retro motorcycle racing’s storied past. The answer is Veldt.xyz.

Founder of Veldt.xyz, Jean-Etienne Prach, has a solid track record as a helmet designer and used to work at Les Ateliers Ruby. Their helmets came to be known around the world for their sleek designs and customizable colors, but the company closed its doors in 2014. So having an entrepreneurial mindset himself, Jean-Etienne founded Veldt.xyz, a new project that would allow him to continue producing minimalist motorcycle accessories, but with a new focus on customization.

Veldt.xyz’s helmets have proved to be darlings of the design industry, drawing rave reviews in MotoFire, RideApart, American Iron, BikeExif, The Economic Times of India, Forbes, and Return of the Racers just to name a few. But what really sets Veldt.xyz apart from other premium retro helmet makers is the ability to customize your helmet. You can either buy a good looking off-the-rack Veldt, or you can fire up their excellent helmet customizer and get the exact helmet you’ve always dreamed of. Create your custom-designed helmet and share it with us on Instagram by tagging @xyz and @veldthelmet!

The word Veldt describes an “open, uncultivated country or grassland in southern Africa.” And this is exactly what Veldt.xyz is all about – giving their customers a basis to bring the creative ideas for their helmets to life. The creators, designers, and makers of the future turn to .xyz when they want to build the next big thing. Check out everything Veldt.xyz has in store for the motorcycle world on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. To see more incredible designers and creators that use .xyz domains, follow XYZ on Instagram.

Constructive.xyzNameCheap customer (China)

Constructive.xyz is a Shanghai-based consulting group that uses LEGO® and the transformative power of play to solve real-life business problems for their clients. If you want to use your childhood imagination to get better at solving business problems, check out this week’s #WebsiteWednesday: Constructive.xyz.

Constructive.xyz has worked with clients like IMAX, H&M, Dell, The British Consulate-General of Shanghai, Condé Nast, McDonalds, The University of Manchester Business School, Bayer, Cisco, Unilever, and others. Their transformative play process has been featured in Neuroscience News, Time Out Shanghai, and many more. Clients are engaged in a problem-solving workshop that encourages play as a means to spark creativity, facilitate problem solving, build relationships, and enable teams to reach their full potential.

Constructive.xyz helps companies in dynamically changing markets by training decision making in a playful environment. Constructive.xyz chose an amazing domain name to represent their brand. “Constructive” can be both interpreted as building up something useful with a purpose, or refer to something you are creating from scratch. Constructive.xyz is yet another great example of an XYZ user that built their web presence on one of the most popular domain extensions in the world.

If you want to play with legos and help your business solve problems in a meaningful way, reach out to Constructive.xyz today. Follow @xyz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more great .xyz use cases.

XYZ knows that the internet of tomorrow is being built by the minds of children today. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) to invest in the future of young entrepreneurs in a meaningful, hands-on way.

Every year, approximately 10,000 high school students from 65 regions across the United States participate in the JA Company Program®, where juniors and seniors (and a few lucky sophomores!) learn how to run their own company by developing a business plan, operating within an organizational structure, and even liquidating at the end of the program.

This year, JA and XYZ are taking this 13-week intensive entrepreneurship program even further by implementing a company website development component for three regions: Southern California, Austin, and Ft. Lauderdale. With over 50 businesses launching in these areas, each one will receive a free .xyz domain, Weebly website builder, and WHOIS privacy protection.

“Junior Achievement is excited to partner with XYZ to enhance the authentic startup experience for students in the JA Company Program®. Branding, web presence, marketing, and sales are crucial to business success and now JA students have access to additional resources that have the potential to increase current business performance and inform their future entrepreneurial endeavors.” – Andy Schenck, Curator – Entrepreneurship Experiences, Junior Achievement USA.

Since this is probably the first time many of these students will be building out a website, we’ve developed a microsite with tips and resources to help them get started (students: ask your teachers for the password). And to help these young business leaders make the most of their unique opportunities, Team XYZ will be visiting a handful of schools in the Southern California area to train classes on choosing the right domains for their business, how to build their websites, and other best practices.

XYZ’s partnership with the innovative JA Company Program® is just another example of our dedication to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs get online with .xyz. XYZ also has a longstanding history with partners like CoderDojo, Product Forge, General Assembly, and Hustle N’ Code. Be sure to follow us @XYZ on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of our trips to the classrooms, and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on the program’s progress!

For students in need of assistance, click on the link below for access to videos, how-tos, FAQs, and more (ask your teachers for the password). And don’t forget to message us once your website is live for a chance to get featured in our weekly #WebsiteWednesday series!

PublicSpace.xyzGoDaddy customer (United States)

Turn up your cassette player, grab a couple of floppy disks, and pour yourself some lean because this week’s #WebsiteWednesday is PublicSpace.xyz.

PublicSpace.xyz is fashion designer Eric Wu’s love letter to vaporwave and the people who make it. Wu started designing with a highly successful KickStarter campaign for festival-ready athletic shorts: Wu & Y: Art on Active Wear Shorts. The shorts were popular with the running community and the festival crowd, and so Wu launched WU & Y as a brand, which then proved to be a massive hit within the vaporwave community. Now, PublicSpace.xyz sells high-quality, Los Angeles made clothing with designs sourced from Wu and artists around the world. It even scored Wu a platform on the Huffington Post, where he talks about the power of clothing and entrepreneurship.

If you’re unfamiliar with vaporwave, that’s ok. It’s a micro-genre of electronic music that combines the vibrancy of Japan in the 80s with the feeling of booting up Windows 95, set to a washed out disco beat that’s been warped with editing software. Trust us, it’s good to listen to. Well, if you’re into it at least.

The oldest post millennials are turning 20 this year. PublicSpace.xyz is about as generation Z as it gets.

Wu smartly incorporated .xyz into his social media handles on Instagram as @PublicSpace.xyz with more than 20,000 followers, and on Facebook as /ThePublicSpacexyz. Not only does it cover the three generations that vaporwave touches, but it also looks heckin cool.

Last week, XYZ was honored with two out of four Timmy Awards: one for Best Tech Workplace for Diversity, and another for our CEO, Daniel Negari, as Best Tech Manager. This was following an already eventful September, which included speaking at the Marketplace Master automotive conference, an appearance at TechDay LA 2017, meeting with GoDaddy at their new office in Hiawatha, and catching up with our partners at WorldHostingDays. Check out our event recap video below to watch all of September’s great moments!

XYZ takes home 2 Timmy Awards

XYZ and CEO Daniel Negari were both recognized as leaders in the tech community with two Tech in Motion Timmy Awards – for “Best Tech Workplace for Diversity” and “Best Tech Manager”. Being selected from a field of more than 120 nominees and joining previous winners like Constant Contact, Dollar Shave Club, Venmo, and Trip Advisor was an incredible honor for us.

“XYZ prides itself on attracting talent from different backgrounds to bring diversity to the office and help the company grow through contrasting vantage points. Our team’s diversity has become one of our greatest assets in making .xyz the go-to domain ending for the next generation of innovators in 230 countries and territories.” – Shayan Rostam, Global Director, XYZ

.Cars/.Car/.Auto speaks in front of dealers at Marketplace Master

The Marketplace Master conference in Dallas, Texas, drew hundreds of car dealers from around the country. Shayan addressed attendees in his keynote, titled “Increase SEO with Digital Automotive Real Estate,” and spoke on a panel about successful digital marketing strategies for dealerships. Dealers learned firsthand about the benefits of .Cars/.Car/.Auto domains, and even interacted with one the whole week, since the conference’s official website was MarketplaceMaster.Auto.

XYZ & GoDaddy planning for a huge 2018

GoDaddy has always been a great partner for us, and we reached a big milestone together when we passed 100,000 .xyz domains at GoDaddy in September 2016. Fast forward to September 2017, and there are now nearly 200,000 .xyz domains registered at GoDaddy! The timing was also appropriate, since we were just at their newly renovated office in Hiawatha, Iowa to discuss strategy for the year ahead. We were also excited to find last year’s celebratory gift on display, albeit empty. Thanks again for a great time, GoDaddy!

XYZ meets with partners at WHD USA in Las Vegas

WorldHostingDays USA drew hosting and cloud professionals from across the internet to Las Vegas. We saw GoDaddy’s CEO, Blake Irving, moderate an interesting panel with hosting giants like Intel, and had many great meetings with our retail partners. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to get notified about our October sales!

The #XYZsquad rocks TechDay LA

The #XYZsquad also made an appearance at TechDay LA to mix it up with startups and entrepreneurs. It’s always fun to help new businesses pick out their .xyz domains, as well as run into some of our loyal customers at the event.

XYZ gets interviewed by Majesty Alliance

We first met Majesty Alliance, a new platform connecting investors with startups, at TechDay LA. They loved .xyz and Generation XYZ community so much that they even invited us to do an interview with their CEO a few weeks later. The interview covered a ton of great topics to help entrepreneurs kick off their businesses, so stay tuned for the full interview coming to our blog soon!

XYZ & MatBao steal the show at VOMF in Vietnam

XYZ also made an appearance at the Vietnamese Online Marketing Forum with our partners at MatBao and ChiLi. Attendees of the show received special deals on .xyz domains with website builders, as well as limited edition MatBao/XYZ swag. And VOMF was just the beginning – XYZ will be at many more events in Asia next month!

September was a great month for XYZ and we have a lot in store for October, so be sure to come back next month for all the amazing highlights. In the meantime, remember to check the XYZ blog every Wednesday to read our #WebsiteWednesdays, and get daily updates on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube!