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Team XYZ is back home after very successful trips to Arizona and Iowa for the 2017 GoDaddy Road Show! Our first RV adventure out to GoDaddy’s offices was back in 2014, just one week after .xyz entered general availability. Last week, we rode again into the desert, but this time with a bigger RV (coined the XYZmobile) packed with over 5,000 GoDaddy.xyz tshirts and millions of .xyz use cases to share.

After the 10 hour drive in heavy LA traffic, our first stop was Scottsdale, Arizona. We got right to work unpacking shirts for every GoDaddy employee in the building. We had the pleasure of sharing the stories of notable GoDaddy customers like MIT’s startup accelerator, Engine.xyz, Deloitte’s leadership communities, like GoInnovate.xyz and Exponentials.xyz, and the cofounders of Skype’s new venture, Starship.xyz, among many others (fun fact: they’re all GoDaddy customers too!).

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After Scottsdale, it was on to our next stop: Tempe. We had heard that GoDaddy’s newest office would be filled with fun activities, and we weren’t disappointed. We even got to take the slide down to lunch! But this trip wasn’t all just fun and games – we met with over 1,000 employees that day to talk about why .xyz is the new go-to domain ending and how their customers could take advantage of GoDaddy’s $0.99 .xyz sale. And as the home of Premier Services, we also had a chance to meet with the team about our trio of automotive domains, .Cars/.Car/.Auto.

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Our last stop in the XYZmobile was Gilbert. By now, word had spread across Phoenix that the XYZ Team was in town. And with 2 long days of experience now under our belts, we were able to incorporate some of the success stories from the other offices into our training. We were even lucky enough to meet many of C3’s newest faces and welcomed them with their very own GoDaddy.xyz tshirts and other XYZ swag.

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For some of the XYZ Team, Gilbert was a great end to our time in Arizona and a trip we won’t soon forget. But for a few others, there was still one last day at the office where it all began: Hiawatha, Iowa. This was originally the office of Parsons Technology, which was acquired by Intuit in 1994. Years later, as we were told by someone in the know, GoDaddy moved back into this office when they first began selling domain names. The rest was history.

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After seeing 4 cities and speaking to thousands of GoDaddy employees about the innovators in the #GenXYZ community, we settled back into our Santa Monica home and closed out the 2017 GoDaddy Road Show. In the 2.5 years since the last Road Show, .xyz has been adopted in over 230 countries to become the most popular new domain in the world. And thanks to our valued partners like GoDaddy, XYZ has leveraged its success to welcome nine more domain extensions to the family to create innovation and choice on the internet.

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Saodian.xyzAlibaba customer (China)

新年快乐! Or to our non-Chinese speaking readers, Happy Chinese New Year! It’s been a huge year for members of #GenXYZ in China. We opened our China office, hired our first full-time employee, had our CEO Daniel give a keynote at World Hosting Day in Beijing and finally: .xyz became one of the first nTLDs to receive MIIT accreditation. That means, our Chinese .xyz adopters can now host their websites and see them go live and reach a global audience. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday features one of those very first active Chinese .xyz websites, Saodian.xyz.

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Saodian.xyz is a QR ordering system that uses QR technology to speed up the ordering process at restaurants. Instead of waiting for your server to come over to your table and take your order, guests in participating restaurants can simply scan a QR code on the table through WeChat or Alipay. The restaurant’s menu then pops up and they can order directly with the kitchen and pay.

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Businesses can use Saodian.xyz to offer discounts to customers and benefit from needing less waiting staff, while providing faster and more convenient service to their guests. The biggest benefit for guests is that they won’t need to download any additional app, but can simply use the QR code scanner within China’s most downloaded apps WeChat and Alipay to be able to read menus, order, and pay with the help of Saodian.xyz.

In the case of Saodian.xyz, the convenience of a simple idea has potentially huge reach across multiple industries. Saodian.xyz is prevalent not only in the food and beverage industry for meal ordering, but has also seen huge success as a room service ordering system in hotels and is a popular system to order snacks and drinks while users take in one of China’s most popular nightlife activies, karaoke.

Saodian.xyz has taken a simple solution to bridge a gap in the Chinese food ordering market and built it into a successful platform. They didn’t stop there, however, and grew their service into a popular offering across multiple industries, just like the .xyz domain extension. Saodian.xyz is just one of many new .xyz sites going live in China, and we can’t wait to feature more of them in the coming weeks and months.

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.

Sheba.xyzGoDaddy customer (Bangladesh)

Over the past months, we have featured many projects of #GenXYZ that improve the quality of lives in regions less developed. Thanks to txtMD.xyz, people in rural areas can receive free access to healthcare and help prevent epidemics from spreading. LearningOnline.xyz provides a unique language learning ecosystem and Engine.xyz helps entrepreneurs getting access to MIT’s exceptional facilities. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday has secured over $70,000 in funding to bring the first home service marketplace to Bangladesh: Sheba.xyz.

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Sheba.xyz is an online home service platform that allows customers to find qualified experts for any job they might need done around their house and beyond. Sheba.xyz lets users order professional home services such as cleaning, relocation, rennovation, and computer-related services with just a few clicks. Sheba.xyz relies on a network of highly trained service professionals, each experts in their field.

Being among the first to this market in Bangladesh, Sheba.xyz earned an invitation to SD Asia’s Innovation Xtreme event, where they were awarded a BizSpark/Youth Spark funding package from Microsoft, Facebook, and others. SD Asia also selected Sheba.xyz to participate in their GP Accelerator’s inaugural program, earning them a seed fund investment, access to the GP workplace, and mentorship. Sheba.xyz was also listed among SD Asia’s ‘Top Six Startups of IX 2016′, featured as one of the ‘5 Bangladeshi Startups to Follow’ by BDESH, and have a solid 5 star rating of their app in the Google Play Store.

Through all this acclaim, Sheba.xyz has kept a strong focus to reach their business goals on the one hand, but also to bring progress to their country on the other hand:

“Our vision is to be the leading Service Platform at a local and international level. We want to move beyond making profit only and improve lives in Bangladesh. By 2018, our aim is to create 10,000 new jobs in Bangladesh. By 2021, Sheba.xyz will develop into a global company with operations in at least four countries.

(We chose a .xyz domain because) ‘Sheba’ refers to ‘service for you’ while ‘.xyz’ signifies that this startup is a complete solution, one that is ready to solve all the problems and inconveniences that you face when it comes to service.” – Mehedi Hassan, Marketing & Product Development Manager of Sheba.xyz

Job creation and helping professionals connect with new clients in a young market economy like the Bangladeshi one, is an exciting goal. Sheba.xyz is another excellent showcase of #GenXYZ’s power to innovate. Starting your business on a .xyz name will signal to your clients, employees, investors and stakeholders: you will make a difference!

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.

KT.xyzgen.xyz customer (Malaysia)

In our #WebsiteWednesday a few weeks ago, we featured Connect.xyz, a site that got a design makeover in preparation for the New Year. Our #WebsiteWednesday this week is continuing this series by showcasing a rebranding project: how Dekatku Sdn Bhd became KT.xyz.

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Kern Technology offers services including custom software development, systems integration, enterprise architecture and more. They work with companies like IBM, HP, Deloitte, and Amazon’s AWS to offer their clients access to innovative technology like virtual reality, cloud-based application optimization, and geolocation methods. Kern manages to keep their clients’ cost down by outsourcing projects to developers across the globe.

Many entrepreneurs of #GenXYZ have a brilliant idea but lack the resources to have a dedicated tech-team execute all of the product development. To cater this audience, Dekatku decided to rebrand into Kern Technologies in mid-2016 and needed a short, memorable, available domain name reflecting this change. They chose KT.xyz, which went live in November.

Kern has checked all the boxes to become a force in the IT-outsourcing business with their premium two-letter .xyz: it is short, memorable, aligns with their brand and it even rhymes. We can’t wait to see which exciting new clients our friends at KT.xyz will soon be serving!

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.

Welcome to XYZ’s China Blog Series, dedicated to our loyal supporters in China. Click here to read this post in English. US & international bidders can bid in English here.

2.XYZ、JJ.XYZ、222.XYZ等:1至4字符 .XYZ精品保留域名拍卖会将在1月4日开始!(无保留价)

新年快乐!为了迎接鸡年并庆祝2016年 .xyz与支持者的所有成功(例如XYZ获得备案审批),我们再一次与西部数码合作举办盛大的 .xyz域名拍卖会!

从1月4日起,将会有350个 .xyz精品域名开放给大众竞拍。拍卖会的亮点域名有 55.xyz,222.xyz,GDP.xyz 及 DGG.xyz。这拍卖会将会有很多从未开放给大众注册的精品域名,也是 .xyz获得工信部批准后举办的第一场拍卖会。全部域名将以无保留价从1元起拍。拍卖的终极亮点是,每一个域名的续费为普通价格。

以下为拍卖会的10种域名种类:

纯数字 纯字母 数字字母混合
单数字 单拼 两杂
两数字 两字母
三数字 三声母
四数字 三字母
四字母/单词

拍卖会的终极域名将会是 2.xyz。这是有始以来第5个将会被拍卖的单字符 .xyz域名。以下为单字符 .xyz域名的销售价格完整列表:

域名 销售价格 日期
8.xyz $82,000 美元 2015年 9月
6.xyz $125,000 美元 2015年 11月
9.xyz $176,000 美元 2015年 12月
1.xyz $182,000 美元 2016年 3月
2.xyz ??? 2017年 1月

第一轮拍卖将在1月4日结拍,最后竞拍机会截止至1月13日。所以,锁定这些精品域名来迎接新的一年吧!在竞拍前,请查看我们之前的拍卖结果来了解过去类似的域名拍卖价格。别忘了,所有拍卖会的域名将以无保留价竞拍,并以普价续费。请访问 www.w263.xyz 来看完整的域名列表并开始竞拍。

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2.XYZ, JJ.XYZ, 222.XYZ & more: Exclusive 1-4 character .XYZ auction (NO RESERVE) starting January 4!

Happy New Year! In celebration of all the success .xyz and our followers have had in 2016 (like our recent accreditation) and the coming Year of the Rooster, we are happy to announce another partnership with Chengdu West to host this exclusive auction!

Beginning on January 4th, there will be over 350 rare and desirable .xyz domains up for auction. These domains include standouts such as 55.xyz, 222.xyz, GDP.xyz, and DGG.xyz. This is also the first time that many of these domains have ever been made available, and this is also our first auction in China since .xyz became accredited! All auctions have NO RESERVES, and best of all, will renew at standard prices.

There are 10 categories of domains available in this auction:

Numbers only Letters only Numbers & Letters
1N Single syllable 2C
2N 2L
3N 3L – consonants only
4N 3L – consonants & vowels
4L

The final domain in the auction is 2.xyz, which is only the fifth ever single-character .xyz domain to be auctioned. Below is a complete list of 1-character .xyz domains sold:

Domain Sale price Date
8.xyz $82,000 USD September 2015
6.xyz $125,000 USD November 2015
9.xyz $176,000 USD December 2015
1.xyz $182,000 USD March 2016
2.xyz ??? January 2017

The first auctions close on January 4 and final bidding ends on January 13th, so get ready for the new year by securing these extremely valuable domains! Before you bid, be sure to review our previous auction results to see what similar domains have sold for in the past. Remember – all domains in the auction will be sold at NO RESERVE and will renew for standard fees. US and international bidders can view the full list of available domains and start bidding in English at www.West.xyz.

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