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Every year on November 11 (or 11/11) China celebrates Singles Day, a holiday dedicated to celebrating the things that make a person unique. Expressing your individuality is at the heart of making your own .xyz site, and no matter what you choose to use your .xyz domain for, it is as unique and capable as you are. This Singles Day, we’re showing off three websites from China that represent some of the many ways people express themselves using a .xyz.

XinyuhuiWang.xyzInternet.bs customer (China)

When you’re picking a domain to register, it’s always smart to get your FirstNameLastName.xyz. XinyuhuiWang.xyz did just that, but since it’s a Chinese name, it’s actually a LastNameFirstName.xyz. XinyuhuiWang.xyz shows off their iconoclastic photography on their .xyz site while documenting a changing China and the world beyond.

Want to make sure you’ve secured your name? Head to gen.xyz/register now to grab your FirstNameLastName.xyz, LastNameFirstName.xyz, or any combination you choose!

ArtMap.xyzWebNic customer (China)

Since .xyz is a truly generic domain, it represents everyone, everywhere, regardless of the language they speak. Because of this, many individuals and businesses brand on a .xyz domain to connect with a worldwide audience, like ArtMap.xyz.

ArtMap.xyz is a premier arts and culture magazine dedicated to reporting on events, openings, and trends throughout Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. With a focus on the cutting-edge and a passion for the avant-garde, ArtMap.xyz brings an eclectic world of art, music, literature, and more to their readers.

DryUp.xyzGoDaddy customer (China)

More than 300,000 Chinese students study at universities in the United States. But pressure on Chinese students to succeed is often very tough, so DryUp.xyz brings a little levity to their situation.

DryUp.xyz produces clothing for students studying in the US with an irreverent spin. Clothing with the letters “GPA” take the place of college athletic department logos, and their slogan, “A or F, who cares?”, sums up their feelings regarding studying in the US pretty well.

To all of our friends and partners in China, we wish you a happy Singles Day! But remember, Singles Day is a great opportunity to show the world what makes you different and special, no matter where you live. 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.

Get your .xyz domain from one of our Chinese partners

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Today, XYZ is launching our tenth domain extension, .Storage, which was acquired earlier this year. As the authoritative namespace for the physical and data storage industries, .Storage allows businesses and individuals in an $80+ billion industry ($38 billion self storage + $44 billion data storage), to upgrade their online presence by making all domains available for one flat price – including 1-characters, 2-characters, and valuable keywords!

.Storage logo

Priority registration for trademark holders begins at 9:00am EST today, and domains are awarded immediately on a first-come, first-served basis. With no SMD file or verification necessary, brands may secure their trademarks, facility locations, or even keywords, before they become available to the general public on November 28, 2017. Global general availability begins on December 5, 2017.

.Storage launch timeline

To encourage customers to begin using their .Storage domains immediately, we are offering a complimentary white-glove website migration service for a limited time ($10,000 value). The process takes less than a week, and we follow Google’s best practices to transition your website from your old URL to a new .Storage domain. Existing search engine rankings, SEO scores, and emails are all maintained, and you can enjoy a boost to your branding and online presence after switching to .Storage.

Not sure what to register? Check out some of our favorite .Storage domains below that can be hand registered today!

Domain Industry New Recommended retail price
(12-month commitment)
Rent.Storage Physical storage $79/month
DryWarehousing.Storage Physical storage $79/month
Logistical.Storage Physical storage $79/month
Automotive.Storage Physical storage $79/month
Moving.Storage Physical storage $79/month
LocalDrive.Storage Data storage $79/month
Network.Storage Data storage $79/month
Digital.Storage Data storage $79/month
Backup.Storage Data storage $79/month
FileSharing.Storage Data storage $79/month

To learn more about .Storage, visit www.go.storage, read our press release, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Then head over to one of the retailers below or your registrar of choice to secure your .Storage domains!

Launch partners:

Coming soon:

See a full list of supporting registrars here.

Ghostpia.xyzOnamae customer (Japan)

Ghostpia.xyz is a visual novel available on the iTunes App Store with a solid 5-star rating, and on Ghostpia.xyz. From a team of comic creators, composers, and storytellers comes a story unlike anything you’ve ever read – or played. So when it’s time for you to pick up your next book or video game, and if you’re fluent in Japanese or want a stunningly animated visual novel, we suggest you check out this week’s #WebsiteWednesdayGhostpia.xyz.

Ghostpia.xyz’s creators are a group of current and former college students known as Super Water Supply, who in addition to Ghostpia.xyz have published 6 other visual novels. Players on Ghostpia.xyz can click through stories to discover more about the protagonists, their world, and the mysteries that surround their existence in their quiet ghost utopia. Ghostpia.xyz’s excellent soundtrack is available for download on their Soundcloud or on Amazon.

As the domain extension for every website, everywhere, .xyz is especially popular with Japanese creatives who use the domain to connect with others outside of Japan. With its gentle, atmospheric music, adorable characters, and compelling storyline, Ghostpia.xyz is an excellent example of the creative work .xyz has become known for.

If you’re looking for a great new game to play, or your next favorite book, then check out Ghostpia.xyz today. Follow @xyz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more great .xyz use cases.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

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.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

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.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

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 is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

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.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

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!

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.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.