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Milk.xyzGoDaddy customer (United States)

It’s been over 2 years since Milk.xyz was featured in our #WebsiteWednesday series, but they’ve been up to a lot of exciting things since then. We’ve been keeping an eye on them and all the exciting avenues they’ve excelled in, and we thought it was time for our #GenXYZ readers to get an up to date on Milk.xyz as well. So without further ado, we present the first #WebsiteWednesday check in on Milk.xyz.

When we first introduced Milk.xyz to our readers, they had just rebranded from Mi.lk to Milk.xyz, and already boasted a strong readership for their content centered around music, streetwear, art, and culture. Now 2 years on, Milk.xyz has exploded into a multi-armed pop culture giant, expanding beyond simply reporting on fashion and music to rolling out collaborations with notable designers like The Arrivals and KidSuper.

They’ve also expanded their media repertoire by welcoming two of the hottest comedians out there, Desus and Mero, A.K.A the Bodega Boys. Fresh off wrapping their hit show on Viceland, the dynamic duo have brought their superb podcast and loyal fanbase with them to their new home at Milk.xyz’s Milk studios, where they crack jokes about hip hop, celebrities, current events, and more alongside A-list starts like Jonah Hill. As the Bodega Boys would say, Milk.xyz’s brand is strong.

Milk.xyz have taken their brand to stellar heights and have staked their place in the culture through hustle and creativity. Throughout Milk.xyz’s rise, their .xyz domain has played an integral role in helping them stand out from the crowd, just as your .xyz domain can help you amplify your voice and express your individuality online.

Appmaker.xyzGoDaddy customer (India)

These days if you want to have success online with your business, you’re likely to hear a lot of recommendations that you get an app. But making an app can be difficult if you are not an experienced coder, or costly if you need to hire someone to develop it for you. Enter this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Appmaker.xyz, who has just the solution you need.

Appmaker.xyz is a simple interface that allows you to create your own app, complete with personalized style, content, and features, without needing to have any technical ability yourself. The app you create will be native to Android and iOS, meaning you can start reaching millions of potential customers right away, without spending time hiring a development team or learning to code yourself.

Through Appmaker.xyz you can design apps for WooCommerce, WordPress, or a web app, and design and publish your interface within a day. Check out one of their case studies to see how it works.

This innovative solution has garnered high praise and recognition for Appmaker.xyz, most recently in the form of a prize at Zone Startups India’s Next BIG Idea contest. Appmaker.xyz was one of 13 startups to be named at the contest, and the win also opened the doorway for Appmaker.xyz to expand into the Canadian and North American market.

“We wish to simplify the app building process by using our powerful content SDK and conquering one domain at a time. Our Appmaker Plugin is the top rated app-creation plugin available in the WordPress Plugin store.

Keeping a .xyz domain has enabled us to diversify into other services as well, for example, our new product Web2Desk, which converts any website into a desktop app for Mac, Windows and Linux in one click.

We vouch for .xyz and would recommend every startup and businesses to go ahead with their own .xyz domains. Like an old saying says, we have XYZ and everything under the sun!”

– Felix Josemon, Head of Growth and Product at Appmaker.xyz

Creating and designing your own app without the need for any technical or development skill sounds like a dream, but thanks to Appmaker.xyz’s hardworking team, it’s a reality. Ready to take your business to the next level of success? Then make your app today with Appmaker.xyz!

Ziggurat.xyzGoDaddy customer (United Kingdom)

Have you ever dreamed of being the star of your own television show, or creating your own internet series that garners millions of views? Then you’ll need the right team behind you to make it to the top. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday is the talent behind the talent, and supports some of the most successful YouTubers in the world; Ziggurat.xyz.

Ziggurat.xyz is a digital talent agency that shares the passion of the content creators they represent. They show that passion to their clients and the world by enhancing the reach of their creators’ digital content and helping them find opportunities to work with leading brands like Google, eBay, DeWalt, and Virgin, as well as by producing content their creators have made through the production side of Ziggurat.xyz.

Just recently, Ziggurat welcomed another notable creator to its family of creators, Gavin Free of YouTube channels The Slo Mo Guys and Rooster Teeth. Ziggurat also helps highlight their creators via their social media @ZigguratXYZ on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and even has the Ziggurcast podcast, which you’ll want to check out if you’re a fan of any of their creators.

“We’re a digital talent agency and production studio. Our clients are like family, and the content we support is about sharing and celebrating their passion – from the tips of their green fingers to the pointes of their ballet toes. From A to XYZ.”
Ziggurat.xyz team

Just as XYZ supports the #GenXYZ community with the resources and global reach of our platform, Ziggurat.xyz is helping the inspiring creators among their family of clients to bring imaginative new projects and digital media to the world.

TomRoss.xyzGoDaddy customer (Australia)

A personal website is a place where you can let your creative mind run free and share your unique personality with the world. This week we’re highlighting photographer TomRoss.xyz, who does just that, and his work will inspire you to get your own personal .xyz site and start sharing your imagination with the world.

Tom Ross is an internationally renowned photographer who specifically works taking pictures of architecture. Tom puts a unique spin on his architectural photography by capturing people and scenery in addition to rooms and their design, which paints a full story to go along with the architecture itself. Tom has worked on projects for notable clients like Nike, Adidas, and the National Gallery of Victoria, and many of his photographs from these projects are available right on his site.

In addition to his contracted work, Tom recently published a photography and poetry book along with Michael Roper and Stuart Geddes called Among Buildings, which reflects on the beauty of Melbourne. Tom also uses his Instagram, which is memorably branded using his .xyz site url, to share photos from his professional shoots and, in his words, “frequent aeroplane window pictures.”

Having a personal website provides you with your own slice of the internet on which you can build anything you like. If you’re a creative minded person like Tom Ross, then you can fill that space with your work and new ideas, while also using it to brand yourself to the world. Want to claim your piece of the web? Get YourName.xyz today!

Wonderland.xyzGoDaddy customer (United States)

We all remember the feeling of listening to our favorite artist’s new album for the first time, or seeing a band we love perform in person. It’s a truly special experience, and it wouldn’t be possible without the management teams who support the musicians we love. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday we’re taking a peek at the “act behind the acts”, and showcasing a rising LA based music management company; Wonderland.xyz.

Wonderland.xyz is an entertainment management company based in Beverly Hills, with a primary focus on the music industry. Wonderland’s clients include rising Indie artist Lola Coca, burgeoning pop star Nikki Flores, Italian producer and songwriter Michele Canova, and teen pop sensation turned full-grown media star Aaron Carter.

Jayson Sanchez, the founder of Wonderland.xyz, is a music obsessed young professional who chose to pursue his dream and launch his own entertainment company in 2015 after 10 years in and around music. He documents his day to day life in the entertainment world and his travels on his personal Instagram, and uses the very well branded @WonderlandXYZ Twitter and Facebook in conjunction with Wonderland.xyz to promote his clients.

If you want to start a company, branding is hugely important. This is especially true in highly competitive landscapes like the music industry. Fortunately, like Wonderland.xyz, you can brand on the domain that fits your business best and get the named you’ve always dreamed of with a .xyz domain.

Summer is over, leaves are starting to fall to the ground, and the third quarter of 2018 has come to an end. That means it’s time for XYZ’s latest Quarterly Report to give you an in-depth look at all the major happenings from the past 3 months for our registry and the #GenXYZ community.

In this quarter’s edition, see how DNSSEC adoption is being pushed into the online security spotlight thanks to XYZ and Ethereum’s partnership, travel to events around the globe with the XYZ Team, check in on #GenXYZ’s most recent successes, and get all the stats and figures behind another exciting and fruitful quarter for XYZ.

Ocean.xyzGoDaddy customer (Sweden)

Great design is a major factor when you want your business to stand out from the crowd. There are many companies in the design industry today, though, which can make it difficult to decide on the firm that’s best for you. You can’t go wrong with this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Ocean.xyz, as their UX design has garnered stellar praise from one of the greatest legends in tech.

The business and cultural landscapes that surround us are changing constantly, and Ocean.xyz’s motto as a design company is to create solutions for their clients that will be ready to adapt as well. Ocean.xyz has worked with clients like Swedish appliance making giant Electrolux, upstart knowledge platform QuizRR, and perhaps most notably Dollar Street, which impressed Bill Gates so much he wrote about the company on his blog.

Gates praised the company’s layout of photographs they’d taken showing the living situations of people different income levels, and went through various aspects of the site’s UX that he loved; UX that was designed by Ocean.xyz.

“We like the idea of a new generation of the internet, as it is ever changing. As part of the Time Well Spent initiative we also believe in crafting solutions for our clients that respect digital privacy and push innovation to build a sustainable internet for the future.

We want to use Ocean.xyz as a platform to spread the message of design and what we do.”
Ocean.xyz team

When you find a unique approach to an established industry and set out to be different, there’s no telling who might take notice of your hard work. Ocean.xyz proves that if you set out to innovate and push the industry you’re in forward, then your work will stand out and help you rise above your competition.

Want to get started on your road to being recognized by a tech giant? Then register YourBusiness.xyz today and build the next great website that will change your industry.

Driver.xyzGoDaddy customer (United States / China)

We’ve seen #GenXYZ members whose businesses are aimed at solving major world issues like NxtLvlFarms.xyz and NxtLvlWater.xyz, developing sustainable food and water distribution practices, or Engine.xyz providing funding for startups that spur globally impactful industries like AI, robotics, and space technology. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Driver.xyz, is another .xyz adopter looking to revolutionize life as we know it, and they’re taking on one of the biggest challenges in history; cancer.

Driver.xyz was created with the idea that cancer patients and survivors should have easy access to the best possible care and treatment information, no matter where they are in the world. Cancer affects people in every country around the world, but the increased research focused on curing the disease means that there is a wealth of knowledge about treating and living with cancer spread around the world, making it impossible for one doctor or hospital to have all the answers.

Driver.xyz’s goal is to work as the bridge between these pockets of knowledge to create a one stop resource that helps cancer patients get all the information available. Though Driver.xyz just celebrated their official launch in September, major international media outlets have already begun to take notice, including CNBC, China Global Television Network, and Business Insider.

“We chose a .xyz domain because it’s unique and was an interesting option for us. We didn’t want anything that was too descriptive, or could create a false or limiting perception in our customers’ minds.

XYZ is limitless and memorable, which gives us the runway to evolve, grow, and pivot with our business. It even became the nickname for how we refer to all of the content/software that we develop for web!”
– Sarah Chang, Chief of Staff at Driver.xyz

The potential impact you can have on the world around you is only limited by your ambition and resourcefulness. As Driver.xyz proves, no problem is too big to solve, not even cancer. With the right idea, technology, proper planning, and the global reach of your .xyz domain, you can take down any problem you set your sights on.

DAMOWANG.xyzXin Net customer (China)

Fashion is one of the most vibrant, creative, and influential industries in the world. If you want to make it your career, though, it can be an arduous road. If you’re looking for a success story from the fashion industry to inspire you to pursue your designer dreams, then this week’s #WebsiteWednesday is for you: DAMOWANG.xyz.

DAMO WANG was created in 2015 by fashion designer Da Mo and his friend Alex Wang while the two were students at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, and a mashup of the pair’s names served as the inspiration for the brand’s moniker. Da Mo had already established himself as a name on the Chinese fashion scene, having worked for 10 years at another top fashion brand and creating his own clothing label ICYSOUL in 2012.

Since it’s launch, DAMO WANG has followed an impressive path to success and popularity. At the Shenzhen Original Design Fashion Show in 2016 and 2017 DAMO WANG was awarded Best Designer and Best Commercial Potential Brand, respectively. DAMO WANG’s styles have been worn by famous Chinese actresses like Han Xue, Liang Jing, and Yao Xingtong. Feature stories covering DAMO WANG’s work have appeared in major press outlets like Sohu.com, Fashion.ef360.com, HaiBao, Fashion QQ, and China SSPP, and have garnered millions of views.

This meteoric rise to the top of the industry is well deserved, and it’s clear the catalyst behind DAMO WANG’s success is their rebellious, forward-thinking attitude.

“By extracting fashion fragments and methods of overlapping, DAMO WANG reshapes the concepts of avant-garde and fashion, while in the meantime reflecting magnificence and sexiness, and bringing back delicacy and elegance. Therefore, it overthrows the over-simple value orientation of traditional designer brands, and creates a brand suitable for women today who have more and more identities.

DAMOWANG.xyz is a window for our customers to understand us more comprehensively and intuitively, to better enhance the brand effect, to acquire business opportunities, and to provide better customer service.

We love .xyz, especially because when it connects with DAMO WANG, the personalized domain is more recognizable, like our consistent brand design style. DAMOWANG.xyz endows our brand with rich meaning and unlimited imagination.”
– Da Mo, Founder of DAMO WANG and creator of DAMOWANG.xyz

DAMO WANG is proof that when you combine your passion with hard work and a clear vision, you can take your career to amazing heights. Once you’re ready to bring your brand online, you can get your own .xyz domain to build a unique and powerful online identity, just like DAMOWANG.xyz.

Morgan.xyzGoDaddy customer (United States)

This week’s #WebsiteWednesday is a treat for both domainers and startups alike. Morgan Linton is an entrepreneur, angel investor, tech fanatic, and domain industry veteran. While many of our readers will know that Morgan has been sharing his thoughts on the domain industry via his website MorganLinton.com, Morgan has always been a passionate member of the startup community. Now, he’s sharing his thoughts, advice, experiences, and more via his new personal blog website Morgan.xyz.

Morgan’s unique perspective has been sought after for years, as evidenced by his appearances at TEDx Rome, on NPR’s Marketplace, in StartupBeat, and many other publications. Now, he’s sharing his insights on the ever changing startup landscape, specifically as it pertains to investing and emerging technologies, via Morgan.xyz.

Morgan took some time to sit down with us and give us a bit of insight into what readers can expect from Morgan.xyz and share a bit about his own personal journey.

XYZ: You’ve had Morgan.xyz since .xyz went live in 2014. Did you have a vision then of what it someday would become?

ML: When .xyz came out I knew that I really wanted to have my first name and, to be honest, I wasn’t entirely sure what I would do with it. While I wish I could say that I had some grand vision for what it would be someday, I actually had no idea initially. I just knew that I wanted the brand.

XYZ: When did you know that you wanted to devote your career to technology?

ML: Probably when I got my first computer. It was a Mac Classic, and even though it had a black and white screen I still used both Photoshop and Pagemaker on it. I couldn’t get enough – safe to say, I was hooked and I haven’t been unhooked since then.

XYZ: You’ve spent a lot of time in Northern California, basing your business in San Francisco and growing up in Berkley, but your studies and work experience have taken you around the world. Where has been your favorite place to travel? Can you share a unique story from your experiences trotting the globe?

ML: That is a good question and I have an answer that immediately comes to mind – Hong Kong. There is something truly magical about Hong Kong and I have loved visiting the city since my very first trip. The food, the people, the ocean – it has so much great energy and so much going on. It’s safe to say the city has a pulse, and my heart seems to beat at the same rate.

Hmmmm, now as for a unique story, that’s a good question. Here’s one I can think of, not from Hong Kong, but from Italy. My first time in Italy I ordered a pepperoni pizza thinking, “wow this is going to be amazing!” When the pizza arrived it had some bell peppers on it – no pepperoni to be found. I asked where the pepperoni was and they pointed to the bell peppers on top of my pizza. That was the day I learned that, in Italian, I had just ordered a pizza with bell peppers on it. Live and learn!

XYZ: You’ve been an angel investor for 2 years now, can you share an experience that sticks out for you, and some of the things you’ve learned along the way?

ML: Well, my first successful exit this year definitely sticks out. I thought it would be a long time until I ever made any money angel investing, and I actually thought I might lose everything I put in, so that was a nice surprise.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned so far is that it’s all about the founders. There are so many people with great ideas out there, but it takes a great founding team to execute on the idea and have the courage to change their idea when something isn’t working.

XYZ: You discuss the future of technology often on your blog and specifically delve into how it will affect the future of commerce. What technological advancement do you see on the horizon that you are most excited about?

ML: Augmented reality is at the top of my list when it comes to technological advancements that I think are going to change all of our lives. Magic Leap is probably the furthest ahead in this space, and it’s clear a lot of investors also believe in the future of AR given the billions of dollars Magic Leap has been able to raise, all pre-launch.

I think it’s going to have a similar consumer introduction as the cell phone. In the beginning people will say, “oh I don’t need that, I can see why tech people would use it but I’m not a tech person.” Then, boom – everyone has one. I can still remember both of my parents telling me, “well I know why you need a phone that does email and has a camera on it, but I won’t ever need that.” Now they both have iPhones.

XYZ: How do you balance your passions like domain investing, traveling, and outdoorsmanship with your startup Bold Metrics?

ML: The simple answer here is that I don’t balance. I’ve learned that focus is critically important to doing anything well, so I put just about every waking minute into Bold Metrics. That means that I don’t spend much time domain investing, traveling, or hiking/backpacking, even though these are all things I am really passionate about.

From time to time I can escape on a weekend and get out in nature which I really love, but outside of that I don’t have much balance. Just ask my friends and family, they’ll tell you – I spend most of my time working. I knew what I was getting into when we started the company and while I know some people who have managed to balance their company and their life, the reality is that most founders have to make their startup their life.

XYZ: When .xyz launched, you predicted it would be popular among startups. Flash forward to 2018, and .xyz has been adopted by thousands of startups from around the world, including household names like MIT (Engine.xyz), Deloitte (Exponentials.xyz), and the co-founders of Skype (Starship.xyz). What did you see 4 years ago helped you predict the success .xyz would have in the startup world?

ML: Once again, it’s all about founders. I knew Daniel before he started .xyz and was always impressed with his passion and drive. I also am a fan of short, easy-to-remember TLDs, and .xyz felt like a domain extension that nobody would forget.

Since Daniel is a successful startup founder himself I knew he would be able to build a brand that startups loved, and it is pretty clear he was able to do that. As I’m learning as an angel investor, bet on the founders who truly impress you. Daniel is definitely one of those people.

XYZ: Do you have any other exciting projects that we should keep an eye out for?

ML: Nothing for now, but you can get more plugged into some of the exciting things we are doing at Bold Metrics on Morgan.xyz!

Morgan’s path to success across multiple fields is a product of his tireless work ethic, his ability to identify trends in tech, and the many invaluable experiences he’s gathered along the way. If you’re a startup founder or budding entrepreneur, Morgan’s advice and perspective can help get you the edge you need to succeed. Just as .xyz is helping the next generation of internet users on the path to success, Morgan.xyz’s “real life” look at entrepreneurship is giving #GenXYZ a guide that can set them on the right track to achieve their dreams.

If you want more insight and advice from Morgan, be sure to tune into XYZ’s Instagram story tomorrow, where Morgan will be taking over in this week’s edition of our #TakeoverThursday series and answering your questions! You can also catch up on any #TakeoverThursdays you missed by clicking the #TT archive thumbnail on our Instagram page.