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StilettoMeUp.xyzGoDaddy customer (United States)

In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday we’re taking another check in on one of our favorite .xyz users, Egreis Gjergjani, and her site StilettoMeUp.xyz. Egreis was one of the first adopters of .xyz all the way back in 2014, and 4 years later StilettoMeUp.xyz is strutting along better than ever.

Egreis is a successful fashion entrepreneur who began StilettoMeUp.xyz as she was preparing for a major life change, her first child. She launched her site to share her story of how she added a growing family into her already impressive scope of focus, and she still keeps her site up to date with advice on balancing work and home life, fashion and style tips, behind the scenes looks at her product events and launches, and more.

Speaking of product launches, Egreis just launched a new clothing line, by egreis, last week. This new venture sees her branching out from her existing children’s clothing line, Itty Bitty Toes, to create clothing for women of all sizes. Egreis gave a look behind the curtain at the hard work and challenges she faced in the buildup to the launch on her blog, which is an inspiring read for any entrepreneur.

In 4 years Egreis’ life has changed many times over, but her .xyz domain has been with her through it all. Her independent and driven spirit combined with her talent and dedication make her a perfect spokesperson for #GenXYZ. While we may not know what Egries has in store next on her journey, we know that she will conquer it with grace and glamour, just as she’s been doing since she started StilettoMeUp.xyz.

Jigsaw.xyzGoDaddy customer (United Kingdom and United States)

Privacy is a popular topic right now, thanks to technological advances and heightened awareness by the general public of how much of our private information can be shared when we are using our devices online. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Jigsaw.xyz has a forward thinking solution that puts the power back in users’ hands, while allowing them to have a bigger say in the personalized content they see online.

Jigsaw.xyz is a data technology company that uses its technology stack, called Spoke, to enable people and businesses to communicate directly about what the consumer is interested in seeing. This personalized approach is founded on the trust that the consumer gives their explicit permission for businesses to use their relevant personal data, and in turn businesses use that data to curate content, product suggestions, financial offers, and more for that specific person.

This unique approach to online interactions between users and businesses is centered on the concept of what Jigsaw.xyz calls ME, or Mass Empowerment. They believe this evolved way of operating online relationships between institutions and people will benefit both parties, while preserving the privacy of users.

Improving online interactions isn’t the only thing Jigsaw.xyz uses their technology for, though. Just last month, Jigsaw.xyz won Amazon Web Services’ Deep Racer 2018 event, in which participating racers built a toy car that operated autonomously using what’s called reinforcement learning.

Providing solutions for people on a global scale is what Jigsaw.xyz is all about, and their .xyz domain goes perfectly with that mission. Their intrepid spirit and commitment to making the web a better place by empowering internet users is a goal we can get behind, and we can’t wait to see what Jigsaw.xyz has in store next.

Ottia.xyzeNom customer (United States)

Today’s new technology is completely changing the landscape for many industries, and few have more practical applications than 3D printing. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Ottia.xyz, is taking 3D printing technology to new heights and expanding the ways manufacturers can use it.

The Ottia.xyz 3D printing machine stands out from its competition because it isn’t just a 3D printer but rather, as Ottia puts it, “a factory in a box.” Their machine functions as all the tools a manufacturer may need: a 3D printer capable of printing complex designs, a mill to make precise carvings in wood and plastics, a laser engraver for etching and detailing, a paste funnel for unique designs, and a pen for intricate designs that require pens smaller than 0.5in wide, all situated over top of a conveyor belt which allows you to focus on other tasks while Ottia handles the manufacturing work itself.

That’s not all, though, as the Ottia machine’s open source hardware and software allow anyone to customize it to add the feature that will best serve their needs. This forward thinking approach allows Ottia’s machine to start solving problems for your company right away, while giving you peace of mind in knowing that the machine is ready to grow with your needs as your business grows itself.

Though the machine is still a prototype idea in search of support and not yet available on the market, Ottia.xyz has been featured at some of the biggest showcases in the country, including CES, SXSW, and PBS’ Ideastream. The buzz they created at these shows led to them also being featured in an article by Cleveland.com, yet another illustration of the bright future Ottia and its creators have ahead.

Ottia.xyz’s founders have invented a device that can solve a manufacturer’s needs now and in the future, just as their .xyz domain is perfect for them now and is ready to grow along with them. You can keep updated on Ottia’s journey at Ottia.xyz or on their social media. If you’re ready to follow in their footsteps and get your own idea off the ground, then get started with the .xyz domain you want today.

This week we’re excited to announce partnerships with two organizations whose missions XYZ is proud to support: Urban TXT and Generation Girl. Together with these organizations, we are helping teens and young people make the most of their internet experience and set themselves up for success in the digital world.

Urban TXT is a Los Angeles based youth development program that teaches coding to young men of color who come from low income communities, greatly assisting them in going on to attend college and pursue careers in computer science.

You may remember Urban TXT from their hackathon Hustle N’ Code, which XYZ supported 2 years ago. Since then, Urban TXT has grown to now boast over 1,500 program participants per year, along with a spiffy new hackerspace in which those students can learn, complete with computer monitors donated by XYZ. We will be supporting the Hustle N’ Code hackathon again this year (stay tuned to our social media to follow along) and we look forward to helping them build out their new hackerspace into a bed of innovation and education for young men from south LA to follow their dreams of learning to code.

Generation Girl is XYZ’s newest partner, and one that matches the international reach of .xyz. Generation Girl is a non-profit in Indonesia that aims to inspire young girls to become leaders in the traditionally male-dominated STEM fields.

Through our partnership with Generation Girl, we will support their upcoming Winter Club program and 2019 Summer Club program, and will provide .xyz domains for the young girls enrolled so they can develop their newfound interests and share their innovative ideas with the world. Keep an eye on our social media, because you may see us highlighting sites the girls in Generation Girl’s program have made!

The mission of .xyz has always been, and always will be, to support the next generation of creators, inventors, artists, dreamers, and leaders across the globe. We’re proud to announce these partnerships, introduce you to these organizations, and share in their mission to advance #GenXYZ’s opportunities now and in the future.

Backhouse.xyzeNom customer (Canada)

We never forget an especially tasty meal. Whether it’s that spectacular dinner you had on vacation or a simple but unforgettable meal from your favorite spot around the corner, great food experiences are ones that we cherish and look to have as often as we can.

This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Backhouse.xyz, provides a special dining experience, and their commitment to sustainability makes it all taste even better.

Just off the beaten path in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada is where Backhouse, one of the most acclaimed restaurants anywhere, resides. The ambience of Backhouse creates a welcoming feeling that you are soon to embark on a culinary journey, guided by their inventive menu that features truly farm-to-table ingredients.

Backhouse has a farmer on staff that grows vegetables and herbs for each dish, uses ethically raised and locally sourced meats, and even invites guests to move between the dining room and kitchen to roast marshmallows at the end of their meal.

Backhouse may be a small town treat, but their dishes and unique atmosphere have garnered praise from critics and travelers worldwide. Backhouse has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler, Where Magazine, Travel Life Magazine, Boston.com, Toronto Life, the National Post, and more, and the readers of Air Canada voted Backhouse the Air Canada enRoute People’s Choice Award Winner.

This attention hasn’t gone to the heads of the Backhouse team, though, as they remain committed to their craft while also looking out for their community in ways like featuring local artists’ work from the Canadian Artists Program in their restaurant.

Backhouse is an inspiring example of the successes that can be attained through hard work, commitment to your values, and an innovative spirit. On their Backhouse.xyz site, they allow that spirit to shine through, and serve as an example that any up and coming restaurant should be eager to follow.

AandB.xyzGoDaddy customer (India and United Kingdom)

If you’re a regular internet user, you know the search engine is king. It’s the most common way we navigate online to find products and services and look for content to enjoy. To stay ahead of their competition and secure new customers, companies around the globe are hard at work developing the best strategy to have their business rank highly in search engines and have as much visibility on the web as possible. That’s where having the help of someone like this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, AandB.xyz, can make all the difference in how easily potential customers can find you online.

A&B is a digital marketing agency based in Mumbai and London that offers a complete lineup of services to make your business stand out online and keep your customers satisfied. That includes everything from digital strategy planning and search engine optimization to social media content creation and influencer marketing partnerships.

Their list of clients, which includes TEDx, Bollywood Music Project, Evok, and more, is a testament to the high-quality work they do, and you can see some of that work yourself on their site. A&B also created a knowledge resource all about SEO and digital marketing, The Rank Machine, which offers valuable advice and case studies that both novices and industry veterans alike can learn from. They even have a post about the search ranking value of your .xyz domain!

“Our future goals for A&B are to launch our other sub-brands as subdomains, like Talent.AandB.xyz and Media.AandB.xyz, as well as build more around our core AandB.xyz domain.

The thing we like most about our .xyz domain is that it helps us stand out and start a conversation. People are like, ‘.xyz… what is that? Sounds cool.’ We then respond with, ‘It is a different TLD for new gen brands: brands who want to shake up the status quo and create something new.'”
– A&B team

Having a .xyz domain is special not only because you can choose a domain to perfectly match your brand, but also because you are a part of the new generation of internet users branching out beyond traditional domain names. Just as A&B has shown the power their .xyz domain has given them, you can harness that same power for your business or idea and be a member of the next internet revolution, #GenXYZ.

Happy Thanksgiving, #GenXYZ! We hope you enjoyed your celebration with friends and family as much as the XYZ team enjoyed ours.

We all know, though, that the only thing more exciting about this holiday than taking the first bite of your Thanksgiving feast is going on a shopping spree of Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals! Luckily our registrar partners have delivered yet again this year, and you can get all the .xyz domains you want for as low as 50¢!

You can grab a .xyz domain for your blog or business, get a head start on your New Year’s resolution by getting a domain for that idea you promised to work on, or secure FristNameLastName.xyz domains to give your loved ones the gift of their own personal website this Holiday Season.

The turkey is finished. The deals are set. Are you ready to get the .xyz domains you’ve been waiting for at an unbeatable deal? Then head to www.gen.xyz/BlackFriday now and find your preferred registrar’s current sale!

Moon.xyzGoDaddy customer (France)

The rise of social media as a mainstay in our daily lives has also brought about the rise of a whole new career opportunity: the social media influencer. The size of your social media following can give you enough clout for companies to take notice and choose to work with you to promote their products and services. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Moon.xyz, knows the influencer field better than anyone, and they have the tools to set your influencer marketing career up for success.

Moon.xyz launched on September 19th, 2018 after months of buildup and teasers on their memorably branded social media pages (@GetMoonxyz on all platforms). Moon.xyz’s network of influencers now has an amassed total of over 200 million followers to their collective names, and that number is jumping higher and higher every time they welcome another influencer to the fold.

The spectacularly successful rollout Moon.xyz has enjoyed can be attributed to the transparency and accessibility their platform provides for influencers. A one stop place to manage all social media profiles, real-time analytics detailing profile reach and potential interest, and simple tracking of ongoing conversations with brands are just a few of the tools influencers on Moon.xyz’s platform can wield to leverage their following into brand partnerships.

Of course, you don’t create a hot new business like Moon.xyz without garnering a little buzz, so it’s no surprise that Moon.xyz was selected to participate in the ALPHA program at Web Summit 2019, which took place earlier this month in Lisbon. At the event, which has been called “the best technology conference on the planet” by Forbes, Moon.xyz had the opportunity to pitch a potential investment to some of tech’s most influential founders and investors.

“We’re on a mission to make the influencer industry more transparent — by allowing creators to publicly share their rates — and more accessible to brands. We also want more brands to tap into this booming industry, and to realize that no matter their industry or size, there is an influencer for them.

Every day, we are inspired by the motivation, drive and ambition of our influencers. It took them years building an audience before being able to monetize it. They are shooting for the Moon, and we’re here to help them at every step of the way.

Our .xyz domain name represents our long-term vision for Moon, creating lasting collaborations between brands and influencers.”
– Nicolas Spehler, Co-founder and CMO of Moon.xyz

After getting their business off to a great start, Moon.xyz has poised their company to expand and evolve to meet the needs of influencers who trust their platform, and their .xyz domain is ready to follow right along with them on this exciting journey they’ve embarked on.

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!