Happy New Year, #GenXYZ! For most people, getting a fresh start in the new year means changing up your look or resolving to be more productive. This same “New Year attitude” is also taken by companies as they launch new products or overhaul their brand. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday did just that. Thanks to their new .xyz domain, this business not only has a fresh look for the new year, but they’ll help you achieve your resolution to be more productive by linking all your apps together in one place: Connect.xyz.
Connect.xyz streamlines your business practices by offering a platform to connect the apps you use every day, like Mailchimp, Salesforce, Google Drive, Slack, and Dropbox. So instead of having a ton of windows and tabs open, everything can be accessed from one central location to see posts and data from each app. This ultimately saves you time so you can complete the important tasks that affect your bottom line.
Connect was created by X-Formation, a product support company with clients like NASA. X-Formation knew their innovative idea needed a dynamic website to match, so they kept that in mind when they redesigned Connect.xyz for the new year. They even tied “XYZ” into the new website design!
We caught up with Dawid Tadel of X-Formation to learn more about the vision behind Connect.xyz.
XYZ: Can you tell us about how the .xyz domain extension is a good fit for Connect?
DT: The .xyz extension is very catchy and we knew it would perfectly match our goals because what Connect does is simply go through a process of Connecting an app ‘X’ with an app ‘Y’ to achieve a desired effect, let’s call it ‘Z’. The domain is short and sweet and extremely easy to remember, so overall we’re very happy we’re using it.
XYZ: As members of #GenXYZ yourselves, did the idea for Connect come about as a result of your own experiences when managing multiple apps?
DT: A short answer would be, yes. Over the years we used plenty of different applications to boost our efforts – various CRMs, chats, time tracking apps – the usual ones. We realized we were wasting a lot of time on importing/exporting a lot of data between different apps. That’s when it struck us that we should actually save time thanks to these apps, not waste even more of it.
XYZ: What is in store for the future of Connect? Are there any more apps you would like to add?
DT: Of course! We’re just getting started. We want Connect to be as simple as possible. We’ve also added a lot of new big apps to our library like Mailchimp, Dropbox and Google Drive – now you can Connect them with other apps you love. Adding more apps is definitely our biggest goal, we want to allow the users to create previously impossible custom workflows to make their lives easier.
XYZ: What advice can you give to members of #GenXYZ trying to bring their own apps to market?
DT: Try to focus as much as possible on making an application that is really helpful in eliminating daily tasks. Ask yourself who’s your typical user and how would you improve his busy schedule with your application.
Connect.xyz is the perfect embodiment of what Generation XYZ is all about: an innovative global brand that got its first choice domain and molded .xyz into what THEY wanted it to be. Their platform allows users to connect their apps together and create seamless communication between them, just like .xyz connects the next generation of internet users around the world. If your New Year’s resolution is to be more productive, Connect.xyz has you covered.
Inspired by Connect.xyz to bring your own idea to life? Get your .xyz domain NOW for as low as 50¢ during our registrar partners’ winter holiday sales – ending on January 5. See a list of participating registrars at www.gen.xyz/wintersale.
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。
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：
|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|
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|
|3N||3L – consonants only|
|4N||3L – consonants & vowels|
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:
|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|
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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