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Kindling.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

Many mission-driven changemakers are establishing their online homes on .xyz domains. Afritech.xyz is a program designed to connect early-stage tech startups in Africa to mentors and investors worldwide. JoyInc.xyz was founded by young Nigerian lawyer Chude Jideonwo to support better education, develop healthier psychology, and generate impactful social movements in Africa. Fingerspelling.xyz is American Society for Deaf Children’s new online app designed to help parents communicate with their deaf children. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a nonprofit organization aimed at activating young changemakers: Kindling.xyz.

Kindling.xyz

Kindling.xyz is the online home of nonprofit organization Kindling. The Bellingham, Washington-based organization works to remind the world that humanity is beautiful, with hopes of transforming cynicism and despair into possibility and action within young, potential changemakers. Kindling.xyz works towards this goal by providing digital resources that offer aspiring change leaders the clarity, skills, knowledge, and connections they need to build a brighter world. These resources include:

  • Archive of Human Genius – a comprehensive database of humanity’s greatest accomplishments, or “Change Milestones,” documenting human progress and moments of genius from past to present.
  • Teal Pages – an online directory of change leaders, organizations, campaigns, products, and resources for a more sustainable, equitable, and prosperous future for all. This database aims to provide a constantly growing map of the global network of change, and connects people around the world to the change efforts most relevant to them.
  • Change 101 (Coming Soon) – a forthcoming online curriculum for aspiring change leaders to gain skills, knowledge, and connections to help them develop and implement change.

Kindling.xyz

Visitors can read the latest collected Change Milestones directly on the Kindling.xyz homepage. Recent articles collected from across the globe include topics such as an Abu Dhabi start-up that invented a sustainable method of fresh water production and a pledge from home furnishings company Williams-Sonoma, Inc. to plant 6 million trees across the U.S., Brazil, India, and Indonesia. Click over to the Archive of Human Genius to browse the collection of nearly 4,000 earlier social change milestones. You can search through this database using assorted filters such as topics, region, and era. You can also submit a milestone you think they’ve missed. There are 7 eras to choose from:

  • Today (2017 C.E. – ???)
  • Post-modernity (1945 – 2016 C.E.)
  • Modernity (1500 – 1945 C.E.)
  • Post-classical (500 – 1500 C.E.)
  • Civilization (3000 B.C.E. – 500 C.E.)
  • Agriculture (10000 – 3000 B.C.E.)
  • Prehistory (250000 – 10000 B.C.E.)

There are over 100 topics to browse, including clean and renewable energy, immigration, and religion. We selected the current Postmodern era, the year 2015, and the topic of Sustainability. Kindling.xyz presented an article entitled “U.S. Sets Staggering Record with 191% Growth in Solar Power Installations in 2016,”1 which details the nation’s gradual move away from harmful coal power.

Kindling.xyz was founded in 2016 by writer and non-profit management professional Peter Schulte. Peter received his MBA in Sustainable Systems at Pinchot University, where he launched Kindling as an entrepreneurship project. He is also currently an Engagement Lead for The Pacific Institute, an organization focused on solutions to the world’s most pressing water-related challenges. Peter’s upcoming book, titled Humanity is Beautiful, examines humanity’s limiting stories about itself. We asked Peter about his attraction to .xyz. He explained,

“We chose .xyz because not only was it easy to remember, but had a sense of being relevant, exciting, even a bit futuristic. We love it. It feels fresh.”

We are inspired by the passion that Peter has for the world. Kindling.xyz and the platform’s valuable resources are a fantastic addition to the mission-driven .xyz community. If you are interested in receiving regular updates from Kindling.xyz, be sure to subscribe to their weekly newsletter. You can learn more by following the organization on LinkedIn and Twitter @kindlingxyz, and by visiting Kindling.xyz.

1 https://futurism.com/u-s-sets-staggering-record-with-191-growth-in-solar-power-installations-in-2016

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.

This Earth Day, XYZ is highlighting our green, eco-friendly, and sustainability-focused community members. Previously, we’ve featured non-profit organization ForceofNature.xyz, which is dedicated to helping young people realize their change-making potential in the face of climate change. International award-winning architecture firm MADC.xyz centers innovation and sustainability as the core components of their architectural projects. E-commerce shop PlantsAnimals.xyz helps spread the word about organic and biodynamic natural wine production. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll share a few more standout members of the .xyz community whose websites can serve as an inspiration for focusing on sustainability with your own online presence.

Modular building system Adaptive.xyz works to address housing security and climate change

Adaptive.xyzNameSilo customer – (United States)

Adaptive.xyz is a modular building system designed for sustainable living. Their innovative solution can turn 200 square feet of fixed space into 800 square feet of usable space through proprietary and automated technology that transforms rooms for various settings. Individual units can be arranged by themselves or stacked vertically and horizontally, creating opportunities for creating multi-use spaces. 

Adaptive.xyz

The Utah-based company aims to address some of today’s greatest challenges, including housing security and climate change. Housing attainability, particularly within urban centers, can be a challenge in many major cities with limited solutions. The modular housing solution from Adaptive.xyz provides income to property owners and secure housing for tenants. It also addresses climate change concerns. Studies show that nearly 40% of greenhouse gas emissions leading to climate change are attributable to the built environment1. Their solution has been carefully designed for eco-friendly and inclusive living in any region. You can learn more about these innovative transformable living spaces by visiting Adaptive.xyz.

NFT marketplace OfficialNFT.xyz elects to build on a blockchain with a low carbon footprint

OfficialNFT.xyzNamecheap customer – (United States)

OfficialNFT.xyz is an NFT platform built on the Polygon blockchain network. The platform aims to help artists create, mint and place their NFTs on the platform’s marketplace. OfficialNFT.xyz can also connect your digital art to physical products and market those products together as “digital twins.” The platform works to make it easy to upload art, images, videos, or music. Visitors can browse the marketplace by easy to filter categories such as art, anime, collectibles, and digital twins.

OfficialNFT.xyz

OfficialNFT.xyz

The developers of the NFT platform believe that building a blockchain-based community should have the most minimal impact on our earth as possible. They pledge to purchase carbon off-sets to neutralize their platform’s impact on the Polygon blockchain, where they decided to build. Polygon’s lower carbon footprint makes it an attractive destination for the eco-minded, which contributed to OfficialNFT.xyz’s decision. As the platform further shared in an Instagram post labeling themselves “The Carbon Neutral NFT Marketplace,” 

“Polygon is a Destination for Eco-Conscious Projects and this was a compelling factor for OfficialNFT’s decision to build on Polygon. Polygon’s existing low carbon footprint running clean and efficiently motivated us to build our marketplace on Polygon and we hope that it will motivate our existing community and the NFT community as a whole to make more conscious decisions when considering where and how to participate in the broader NFT landscape.”

You can learn more by following the NFT platform on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, or by visiting OfficialNFT.xyz.

Non-profit organization Sole2Soul.xyz provides sneakers to underserved youth with a message of sustainability and healthy living

Sole2Soul.xyz  – GoDaddy customer – (United States)

Sole2Soul.xyz is the online home of a family run non-profit organization designed to facilitate the donation of sneakers to underserved youth. The San Francisco Bay-area organization wishes to provide shoes to youth who desire healthier lifestyles. Sole2Soul.xyz proudly provides a platform for a personalized donation experience, where each donor has the opportunity to inspire the recipient. 

Sole2Soul.xyz

The organization also provides information on sustainability to further educate the younger generation. They teach that through the reuse and re-purpose of running shoes, a community has the ability to join together and unite to make a difference in today’s youth as well as the world. Sole2Soul.xyz believes the younger generation can empower themselves and help sustain their environment. For more information, you can visit Sole2Soul.xyz.

We are inspired by the forward-thinking, environmentally conscious websites like Adaptive.xyz, OfficialNFT.xyz, and Sole2Soul.xyz  defining the .xyz community. Much like .xyz aims to reshape the future of the internet, these domains are working to reshape the future of our planet.

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.

In this XYZ Quarterly we’ll cover seven examples of how to choose your domain name and develop a foundation for a strong online presence. We’ll also provide a recap of XYZ’s Q1 2022 activity.

Seven tips for choosing a domain name for a standout online presence

A standout online presence is complemented by a strong domain name. A domain name is an address that you can give out so that people can go directly to your website online. In today’s heavily populated digital world, a standout online presence is extremely important to help differentiate yourself. A carefully crafted website with a strategic domain and a focus on the details can help you to reach audiences all over the world.

An effective website fulfills its intended function of engaging the visitor and retaining their attention. It provides them exactly what they are looking for and more, to engage their visitor and provide them value. There are important fundamentals in the development of a successful and effective website that contribute to how it is perceived. Sometimes new website owners don’t know where to begin, so we’re offering helpful guidance to stay on course for a website that grabs attention, and keeps it.

That’s the reason this year’s XYZ Quarterly theme is Back to Basics with .XYZ. Each quarter we’ll put the “FUN” in fundamentals and provide you with tips to help you break down the essentials of a powerful online presence. We’ll closely examine the techniques that can help you build a strong foundation for your knockout website. 

To begin, this quarter we’ll be taking you back to basics by helping you select a memorable domain, a branded email address, and strategic social media handles. We’ll offer you seven helpful tips that you can use to establish a powerful domain from the ground up, as well as seven .xyz websites that serve as prime examples of these tips.

Read on for Part 1: “Seven tips for choosing a domain name for a standout online presence”

Or jump down to Part 2: XYZ’s Q1 2022 Recap.”

Tip 1. Secure a branded domain name

Tip 1. Secure a branded domain name

If you’re starting a new business and planning to establish an online presence, you may wish to give strategic thought to your business name as well as your domain name. Essential factors to consider are whether the name is unique, memorable, easy to pronounce, easy to understand, and if it communicates your brand’s identity. Choosing matching names for your business and domain can help you keep your brand and your website aligned. Matching names can be easier to promote and can help your website stand out.

Sipher.xyz

Sipher.xyz is an original example of how a unique matching brand name and domain name can help align your website and your brand. Blockchain-focused gaming studio Sipher developed their namesake game built on the Ethereum blockchain. Because the gaming studio shares a name with their debut game as well as their domain name, every tweet or promotion of any of those assets provides equal promotion for the rest. 

The game encourages players and investors to acquire NFTs as they navigate their way through Sipheria, a vast online universe where players can go on missions, join factions, compete in races, make new friends, earn money, and more. Sipher.xyz’s characters are called Siphers, and they are user-designed, limited edition sets of NFT game characters owned by the player who acquires and customizes them. If you search for “Sipher.xyz” you can see that one of the highly coveted “People Always Ask” Google results show a common question “What is sipher XYZ” – which shows that the strategic use of matching domain name to brand helped people find what they were looking for.

Gamers and NFT collectors found interest in Sipher.xyz very quickly. Before completing their seed round, Sipher.xyz released their first NFT collection, known as Sipher Inu, which consisted of 10,000 playable characters for the game. This collection sold out in less than fifteen minutes at an average cost of 0.4 ETH per NFT. Hopeful players of the game and other NFT enthusiasts who could not purchase a Sipher Inu raced to NFT marketplace OpenSea to try to buy them in the aftermarket. 

The decision to acquire a domain name that matches their brand name and debut product was effective. As of April 2022, Sipher.xyz is the first website listed in Google search results for just the term “sipher.“

Building your brand by securing a matching domain name and business or brand name can make it easier to attract attention to your website. 

Tip 2. Choose an easy to pronounce and spell domain name

Tip 2. Choose an easy to pronounce and spell domain name
It is beneficial if your domain name is easy to spell, easy to pronounce, and easy to remember. Make sure it passes the radio test; if someone heard it aloud on the radio or a podcast or in conversation, is it memorable and easy to spell so they can look it up later? Additionally, if someone reads about your website, it is a bonus if they can talk about it without worrying if they’re pronouncing it correctly. If you opt for a domain name that might have alternative spellings, you can register multiple versions of the domain name, and forward them to your main domain.

Sound.xyz

Sound.xyz is an example of how an easy to pronounce and spell domain name can make it effortless to remember, share, and discuss. This new crypto music publishing platform aims to disrupt the music industry by helping recording artists gain more of their music’s value. Sound.xyz accomplishes this by harnessing the power of blockchain technology to turn songs into collectible NFTs. The innovative platform was developed by former Pandora Product Manager David Greenstein, Web3 programmer and DJ Matt Masurka, and former Apple Software engineer Vignesh Hirudayakanth. Having worked for major tech companies, they would understand the need for accessible technology, and a domain name that passes the radio test is easier to access for audience members using voice-assistive technology.

Sound.xyz’s first tool, Listening Party, was released in early December 2021 to great praise from the platform’s inaugural artists. After launch, Sound.xyz featured a Listening Party for each of seven songs from independent artists on the platform. Each song sold out in less than a minute and generated revenue for the artists equivalent to 21 million streams on leading platforms. With a platform based on listening, it makes sense that Sound.xyz would choose a domain that is easy to understand and verbally repeat.

The subject of NFT music startups, including Sound.xyz, and the disruption of the streaming industry has been reported on by entertainment news platform Morning Brew.1 When Sound.xyz has an opportunity to be discussed on a platform like Morning Brew’s Business Casual podcast, it is easy for the hosts to pronounce their website and effective for the audience to type it into their browsers.

Selecting a domain name that is easy to spell, pronounce, remember, and repeat can make it much easier to spread awareness of your website.

Tip 3. Use keywords as your domain name

Sound.xyz
In many industries, much of a company’s business will come from online leads. Paired with  relevant content, employing specific keywords in your domain can help you rank higher in searches for that product or service, and can attract potential visitors. You can consider using keywords in your domain name if it sounds natural and if you determine that people are actually searching for those keywords and if they will help make your domain name memorable.

Fingerspelling.xyz

Fingerspelling.xyz is an example of how employing specific keywords in your domain can help you rank higher in searches and attract potential visitors. “Fingerspelling” is a form of sign language in which individual letters are formed by the fingers to spell out words. Fingerspelling.xyz is a creative and engaging resource created by non-profit organization American Society for Deaf Children (ASDC) to help families of deaf and hard of hearing children learn American Sign Language (ASL). They are employing the use of a keyword in their domain name that is commonly used to research sign language online. As of April 2022, SEMRush reports that website advertisers are paying an average of $2.13 per click to be visible for the keyword “fingerspelling.” Fingerspelling.xyz organically is getting 1,900 monthly visits organically purely from the keyword “fingerspelling,” which is worth $4,047 per month that they don’t need to pay for to get traffic.

ASDC worked with creative studio Hello Monday to build the innovative and educational website that teaches fingerspelling, and it is gaining increased attention. Organizations praise the website for its design and innovation. England’s FWA, whose mission is to “showcase cutting edge creativity, regardless of the medium or technology used” named Fingerspelling.xyz their “FWA of the month” in May 2021. That same month, global web design organization Awwwards named Fingerspelling.xyz their site of the day. Since keyword domains are common terms, they usually pass the radio test, which is also necessary for accessibility.

By creating their domain with a keyword tied to the intent of their website, Fingerspelling.xyz ranks on the first page of a Google search for the keywords “fingerspelling,” “fingerspell,” “finger spelling,” “asl finger spelling,” “finger spelling practice,” and more. As of April 2022, Fingerspelling.xyz is the first website listed in Google search results for “fingerspelling,“ outranking many other popular websites for this term.

Establishing your niche by using a domain name that includes related and commonly used keywords can help you rank higher in searches, instill confidence, and increase visibility of your website. 

Tip 4. Pick a short, one-word domain name

Tip 4. Pick a short, one-word domain name
Short domain names are easier to remember and faster to type, especially on a mobile device. In a study done on the top 1 million websites as ranked by Alexa, leading entrepreneur resource platform Gaebler found that sites became less popular as their character length increased, and the top 10,000 domains in the list had 8 characters or less.2 This means that a short and easy-to-remember one-word domain name can leave a lasting impression. You can make good use of tools such as our CNOX Search or Premium Search to help find your ideal domain name.

Block.xyz

Block.xyz is a perfect example of how the selection of a short and easy-to-remember one word domain name can leave a lasting impression and create a strong foundation for prosperity. The visually captivating online home of newly named financial services-focused Block, Inc. (formerly Square, Inc.) was introduced with the announcement of their exciting rebrand. The company, which has a net worth of $89.72 billion3, officially rebranded on December 10, 2021 to acknowledge their growth beyond their Square product, and to signal their intention to continue expanding their roster of products and services, including Spiral.xyz, aimed at making Bitcoin the planet’s preferred currency.

“Block” is a five letter memorable word that is closely associated with the word “square.” Block launched a press campaign to inform the world of their new change, and this news was reported in video and audio broadcast by major networks like CNBC and ABC News. Short domains can appear more exclusive, and historically have been incredibly expensive to obtain. Paired with a major company, Block.xyz is immediately trusted by an audience. 

After their announcement, Square released a thread of Tweets sharing the news about the parent company’s name change, and included their inspiration behind the name Block: “Block references the neighborhood blocks where we find our sellers, a blockchain, block parties full of music, obstacles to overcome, a section of code, building blocks, and of course, tungsten cubes.”  It is easy to get to their website, because the short nature of their domain makes it easy to type without accidentally introducing typos or misspellings.

Making your domain easy to recall with a solid, one-word domain name can increase your website’s popularity. 

Tip 5. Use your name in your domain name

Tip 5. Use your name in your domain name

Registering YourName.xyz affords the opportunity to create a website for any topic you want associated with your own name. A personalized domain name is great for your own personal marketing. You can brand yourself as a creator, showcasing your works of art or writing on your website. You can connect your name to an online resume or portfolio website. You can market your accomplishments and projects. People may be able to find your accomplishments more easily if they are searching for your name. Consider registering YourName.xyz while available, even if you don’t decide to use it immediately. It is an asset that may not always be available that you might wish to take advantage of later.

Serwah.xyz

Serwah.xyz is an example of how a unique FirstName.xyz domain name is making Serwah Attafuah’s website ideal for marketing and branding herself as a creator. The Serwah.xyz domain is branded with Australia-based digital artist Serwah Attafuah’s unique, short, and memorable first name. She uses Serwah.xyz as her online portfolio to showcase her work as an oil painter and self taught digital artist. Her surreal cyber dreamscapes and other beautiful visuals are captivating the digital art world.  

In March 2021, Serwah was commissioned by Nike and JD Sports Australia to create assets for the Air Max Day 2021, but she also first found herself at the center of the global NFT conversation due to a few high profile sales of her work. One of her pieces of work sold for 10 ETH (approximately $27k at the time). This led to her being selected to be part of Sotheby’s curated NFT collection. One month later, in time for Pride Month, she collaborated on an animated audio NFT with Charli XCX.4 Proceeds from the collection were donated to benefit Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). As of March 2022, Serwah.xyz is the first website listed (after her social media platforms) in Google search results for “Serwah“ and “Serwah Attafuah.”

Another example of a strong YourName.xyz website is MarquesColston.xyz. Marques is a former National Football League (NFL) player and Super Bowl Champion who pivoted to a career in business development. He uses MarquesColston.xyz as the official website to book him for management training, performance coaching, and corporate development consulting. When running a Google search on his name, MarquesColston.xyz appears on the first page of results along with other major sites including Wikipedia and the official website of the NFL, helping to enhance trust and visibility in his new personal brand in business development.

Using your name in your domain will make it easier to be found online, and can help to market your personal goals or accomplishments connected to your name.

Tip 6. Use your domain in a branded email address

Tip 6. Use your domain in a branded email addressz

A lot of work-related communication will likely be conducted over email, and using a custom email address can generate trust. An email address that ends in the same strong domain as your website can appear more professional by verifying that the owner of the website and the owner of the email are the same person. Using your domain name to create custom, branded email addresses connects all of your company representatives and public contact emails with your website. Be certain to follow best practices while utilizing that email address to avoid diminishing your brand.
ArtsandLetters.xyz
ArtsandLetters.xyz

ArtsandLetters.xyz is an example of the benefits of establishing a trust-inducing branded email address. This independent creative agency is based in Richmond, Virginia and was founded by former creative director Charles Hodges, who previously worked for Google Creative Lab. Charles continued fostering this relationship across a range of projects, and ArtsandLetters.xyz launched in 2017 with Google as its first client. They work primarily with other tech-focused national brands such as ESPN and MSNBC, and have also welcomed online wedding registry Zola as a new client. ArtsandLetters.xyz uses the branded email address [email protected] to correspond with new and potential clients like Zola, which adds to their professional image and generates trust. 

The creative agency has produced some incredibly popular and widely viewed media campaigns. Most notably, ArtsandLetters.xyz is responsible for Google Assistant’s Home Alone Again campaign of 2018, featuring a grown up Macaulay Culkin reprising his iconic role from the Home Alone film franchise. The agency reports that within its first 24 hours, the 60-second commercial received over 36 million views and became the number one trending video on YouTube. With a branded email, you can set up common generic emails like [email protected] or [email protected] You can create shared inboxes that a support team can manage, so that you don’t have to distribute everyone’s individual email to the public.

When you have an email address directly associated with your domain name, customers can use that email address to find your website and have trust that they’re reaching out to the appropriate individual.

Tip 7. Acquire social handles that match your domain

Proof.xyz

Social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook can be very useful for promotion of your website. Using your domain extension in your social media profiles ensures you’ll get the handle that most closely matches your brand, and also doubles as a promotion of your website.

Proof.xyz

Proof.xyz

Proof.xyz is a great example of how using your domain extension in your social media handle can double as a promotion of your website. The website is the online home of Proof, a podcast hosted by Silicon Valley-based venture capitalist Kevin Rose. Episodes of the podcast feature interviews with NFT artists, developers of new tools for NFT creators and collectors, and discussions about NFT marketplaces, blockchain gaming, and the metaverse. Kevin is a partner at Silicon Valley-based True Ventures, a venture capital firm that has invested $2 billion in early-stage technology startups, including Peloton, FitBit, and Ring.

In July 2021, Kevin created a Twitter profile for Proof.xyz using the handle @Proof_xyz. The podcast’s Twitter profile has reached over 21,000 followers in under a year, and helps attract NFT enthusiasts and fans of Kevin Rose to his entertaining and informative podcast website. 

Using your domain extension in your social media profiles will make it easier to secure a social handle that matches your brand and can enhance the promotion of your website.

Conclusion

A standout online presence is extremely important, and it begins with a strategic domain name. A carefully crafted website with a strategic domain and a focus on the details can help you to reach a global audience. Giving deserved attention to short, memorable, unique domain names, a branded email address, and matching social media handles can set you on a course for success. Following the examples of the seven .xyz websites above can help you select the best domain name and lay the groundwork for a flourishing online presence. For more helpful info, check out our previous feature, How to Choose a Domain Name.





XYZ Q1 Quarterly Recap

The XYZ family now consists of 33 domain options, and 33 incredible ways of helping the new generation of internet users get online. We continue to see innovation from the .xyz blockchain community with many emerging platforms like Mojito.xyz and also big names like Steve Aoiki (a0k1verse.xyz). XYZ continued to support an increasing number of hackathons, with 72 inspiring organizations participating this quarter. We’re extremely proud of our start to the year. Here’s what we’ve accomplished this past quarter.

XYZ got .Game

In this quarter, XYZ proudly announced our most dramatic expansion of the XYZ Family. We introduced ten new domain names to bring you an even wider variety of naming options for a powerful online presence. .Game, .Guitars, .Audio, .Christmas, .Diet, .Flowers, .Hosting, .Pics, .Mom, and .LOL are descriptive, memorable, and keyword-rich domains that can help you establish your brand online and stand out to your audience in a terrific range of industries. 

In fact, brands, individuals, and organizations all over the world are already using .Game, .Guitars, .Audio, .Christmas, .Diet, .Flowers, .Hosting, .Pics, .Mom, and .LOL to build their websites and establish their brands online:

  • NFT platform Rune.Game is a blockchain game where players can create NFTs called Runewords.
  • High-end microphone and headphone brand Austrian.Audio creates professional audio tools for sound engineers, musicians, and content creators.
  • Guitar shop Max.Guitars carries new and used instruments from the leading guitar brands.
  • Canada-based Christmas show Laberge.Christmas shares the details of their computer-animated light show on its seasonal website.
  • Australia-based floral designer XavierNicolle.Flowers offers floral design services for weddings and special events.
  • Recipe database MyHealth.Diet aims to benefit health with the power of proper nutrition.
  • Web hosting service provider Touchstone.Hosting aims to make their customers’ websites fast, reliable, and secure.
  • Web exhibit platform Coten.Pics provides online photo publishing services for budding photographers.
  • Education platform TalkBox.Mom aims to help parents teach their children how to speak foreign languages.
  • Social network OMG.LOL is helping their audience create the “most fun online presence that they’re ever had.”

Don’t delay – register your .Game, .Guitars, .Audio, .Christmas, .Diet, .Flowers, .Hosting, .Pics, .Mom, or .LOL domain name ideas today!

#WebsiteWednesday

Every Wednesday we proudly feature a #WebsiteWednesday spotlight on an exciting and creative member of the .xyz community

Web3 developers continue building on .xyz domains, and we featured even more awesome blockchain-focused websites this quarter:

  • Sipher.xyz is a blockchain-based game where players can battle each other, earn in-game incentives, and grow their own metaverse.
  • Sound.xyz is a crypto-based music publishing platform that aims to help musicians maximize the value of their work. 
  • Flare.xyz is a network that aims to innovate the blockchain and unlock hidden value of cryptocurrency. 
  • Prysm.xyz is a Web3-focused social networking platform that connects amateur and experienced crypto investors. 
  • TheHug.xyz is a Web3 community platform that works to embrace and empower all creators.
  • A0k1verse.xyz is an NFT membership community created by DJ Steve Aoki

Many businesses and organizations are building their online homes on .xyz domains:

  • Paradigm.xyz is the online home of a record-breaking crypto VC firm that invests in Web3 projects and emerging technology-focused platforms. 
  • ArtsandLetters.xyz is the online home of creative agency Arts and Letters Creative Co., which boasts a client roster of world-renowned brands like Google and ESPN.
  • Za-Ningen.xyz is the online home of Tokyo-based rock band Za-Ningen.
  • Mojito.xyz is a Web3 studio that designs and operates NFT marketplaces for businesses and organizations.

We also featured some memorable and creative portfolio websites:

  • Ryan.xyz is the personal website of spiritual tech entrepreneur and startup investor Ryan Junee. 
  • Erindale.xyz is the personal website of accomplished 3D artist and educator Erindale Woodford.

Notable tools and digital solutions have been making their online home on .xyz domains. We had the pleasure to share a distinguished one:

  • Fingerspelling.xyz is an innovative learning tool that leverages hand recognition technology paired with machine learning to help teach American Sign Language. 

XYZ Registry domains all over the world

XYZ Registry domains all over the world

The XYZ family of domains has grown to 33 amazing domain endings! As that number continues to soar, we enjoy using social media to share some of the many exciting individuals, businesses, and brands from across the globe establishing their online presence on our assorted domains. Some of the unique websites we shared this quarter include:

  • Poland-based car rental platform Beep.Rent helps you earn added income by including your vehicle in their rental inventory.  
  • Netherlands-based skincare e-commerce platform Nia.Skin makes skincare products accessible and affordable.  
  • Canada-based hair extension brand Thykk.Hair offers clip-in extensions, tape-in extensions, and hair accessories.  
  • Automobile service center Chung.Autos helps Taipei City-area customers in need of vehicle maintenance. 
  • Blockchain game Krypton.Quest helps players earn in-game incentives while battling alien worlds in the Metaverse.  

Businesses, brands, professionals, and creatives of all kinds now have 33 versatile domain extensions to choose from within the XYZ family. Don’t delay – register your own domain today!

XYZ provides domains for coders at 72 hackathons around the world 

XYZ provides domains for coders at 72 hackathons around the world

XYZ helped support attendees at 72 hackathons in the first quarter of 2022! Participants received .xyz domains to encourage them to launch their ideas and projects online. The hackathons each celebrated technology with workshops and mentors that helped participants learn and develop their skills. Some hackathons were held virtually, while others were located throughout the world:

Devcation, Lean In Hacks, Nexture Summit, IEEE Computer Society, VIT Chennai, Google Developers Student Club JIIT128, HackHoodie, ACM-JUIT, Week Of Geek, Alphasians, HackMoL3.0, AzTech, JGEC Winter of Code, Documatic, Google Developer Student Clubs of Amity University Mumbai, Code Chef SRM Chapter, MacHacks, JUSC Technophilia, Coding Your Future, Exun Clan, Full Stack Squared, Reverse Coding’22, Make4thon, Hack-O, Eventlore, Hack the Education, HackShetra, Eclipse, HackTU 3.0, HackBMU, YPStem Hackathon 2022, Psych Hack – Google Developer Student Clubs RAIT, Kurinji Hacks, SnowHacks (GDSC – SITS), MEGAHacks2022, Pixelhacks VI, TuffyHacks Youth Helping Youth BC, UofTHacks, XdHacks Mini Clueminati, Sanganak Vimarsh 2022, Bug Byte League, HACKTRIX, Ingenious Hackathon 2022, CyberHack, National Innovators Hackathon, Enkryptia 2022, ROBOWEEK 2.0, Synergyietevit, Hack Club NMIT, Lines Of Code, Vihaan, Artificial Intelligence Student Association, CEG Tech Forum, Dotslash 5.0, New Horizon Rocketry Club, W-Accinge, Codechanakya 2.0, nCrypt, GirlScript Summer of Code 2022, Indian Society for Technical Education, OWASP Student Chapter, Code2Develop, Randomize, What The Hack, ACMHacks 6.0, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Institute of Technology, UPES-CSI

We remain enthusiastic about helping participants share their ideas and solutions with a global audience on their own .xyz domains. If you are interested in signing up your own hackathon with XYZ to help the next generation of internet users build the future of tech, contact us today!

XYZ is excited for the possibilities still ahead in this new year. We have every intention to continue helping the next generation of internet users create a strong online presence. Stay in the know by subscribing to our newsletter, and following us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.


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BCL.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

Many innovative blockchain-focused businesses are establishing their online homes on .xyz domains. NFT studio and Web3 platform Mojito.xyz designs and operates Ethereum-compatible NFT marketplaces, games, and communities. Venture capital firm Paradigm.xyz invests in crypto and Web3 projects. Recently rebranded Block.xyz develops popular financial services including leading credit card reader Square. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday features FOX Entertainment’s new NFT studio aimed to empower creators and brands as they make their way into the Web3 landscape: BCL.xyz.

BCL.xyz

BCL.xyz is the online home of FOX Entertainment’s new NFT-focused Web3 studio Blockchain Creative Labs. FOX Entertainment and their animation studio Bento Box Entertainment created the Los Angeles-based studio to provide content creators, Intellectual Property owners, and advertising partners with tools and solutions to build, launch, manage, and market NFT-related content and experiences. In June 2021, FOX and Bento Box formed a $100 million creator fund that will be managed by Blockchain Creative Labs to identify growth opportunities in the NFT space. Later that summer, in August 2021, FOX also invested in blockchain content monetization platform Eluvio. As part of the investment, which was valued at $100 million, Eluvio provides the underlying technology powering BCL.xyz’s innovative projects.

The studio has already developed unique, NFT-focused projects. In March 2022, BCL.xyz partnered with singer-songwriter, actress, and businesswoman Dolly Parton to launch “Dollyverse,” an audience-focused Web3 experience that debuted at Austin-based film and music festival South by Southwest (SXSW). “Dollyverse” includes a collection of official and certified Dolly NFT collectibles for purchase during and after SXSW.

Fans at Dolly Parton’s SXSW performance had access to claim a free POAP NFT badge. POAP is an easy proof-of-attendance protocol developed by fellow .xyz community member POAP.xyz. Attendees simply scanned Dolly’s QR code during the event, and were rewarded with a free NFT linking either to a commemorative poster or a copy of the new album. Eluvio live-streamed her performance on “Dollyverse,” and fans that streamed the event also received POAPs authenticating their participation. Attendees created a crypto wallet and connected it to the SXSW x BCL Marketplace at SXSW.BCL.xyz.

The response to “Dollyverse” at SXSW was immense. On Friday, March 25, 2022, the festival awarded Dolly Parton with the Grulke Prize for Career Act, an honor for an established artist who appeared at SXSW to launch an important new project.

In May 2021, Fox shared that BCL.xyz will launch a dedicated digital marketplace powered by Eluvio for the upcoming animated comedy titled “Krapopolis,” which will be the first animated series to be curated entirely on the blockchain. Created by Dan Harmon, who also created the comedy series “Community” and “Rick and Morty,” the new series is set in mythical ancient Greece and centers on a flawed family of humans, gods, and monsters. Viewers will have opportunities to access NFTs of one-of-a-kind characters and background art, and tokens that provide exclusive social experiences to engage and reward superfans.

Bento Box Entertainment Co-Founder and CEO Scott Greenberg also serves as CEO of BCL.xyz. Scott is also responsible for overseeing the newly formed content fund. Many Web3-focused businesses like BCL.xyz are making their homes on .xyz domains. 

You can learn more about the studio and its exciting projects by following on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and visiting BCL.xyz.

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.

March 2022 Highlights

XYZ Registry Domains Report - March 2022

  • Nearly 200 premium XYZ Registry domains were registered*
  • Most popular TLDs in premium sales: .XYZ, .Security, and .Storage
  • Most popular TLDs in standard sales: .XYZ, .Quest and .Monster
  • Highest premium sales: 3D.xyz, 5.xyz, Me.xyz, O.xyz, Sky.xyz ($13,000 MSRP)
  • Highest aftermarket sale: Capital.xyz. at $105,000
  • Blockchain-focused companies continued to demonstrate strong aftermarket interest in .xyz domains
  • 4 letter and 5 letter domains accounted for 20% of the .xyz aftermarket sales reported at NameBio
    • Aftermarket sale Pluto.xyz for $50,904
    • Aftermarket sale Fresh.xyz for $3,849
    • Aftermarket sale Loan.xyz for $3,410
    • Aftermarket sale Yoga.xyz for $2,409
  • Worldwide companies and individuals launched their websites on premium XYZ Registry domains
    • Premium domain Ivy.Homes ($1,000 MSRP) registered by a real estate platform
    • Premium domain Arrive.Homes ($3,000 MSRP) registered by a rental property platform
    • Premium domain Web4.Storage ($750 MSRP) registered by a data storage platform
    • Premium domain Strong.Baby** ($350 MSRP) registered by an infant medical platform
    • Premium domain Saga.xyz ($350 MSRP) registered by a blockchain building platform
    • Premium domain Fle.xyz** ($350 MSRP) registered by an NFT platform
    • Premium domain Harsh.xyz** ($350 MSRP) registered by Harsh Sinha, a data scientist at Meta

Discover high-quality premium XYZ domains with our helpful Premium Search and CNOX Search tools. When you see some options that you’re interested in, head to your registrar of choice to secure your domains before someone else beats you to it.

* Premium XYZ Registry domains refer to premium domains for extensions with standard and premium domains, and XYZ’s premium namespaces such as .Cars, .Storage, .Tickets, .Security, etc.

** High/Low priced premium domain. Domains in this tier have a premium price for the first year, but renew at standard pricing. All other premium domains have annual premium renewal fees.



Top 20 Premium XYZ Domains Registered

(not ranked)

3D.xyz Austin.Homes
Me.xyz Brand.Monster**
Match.xyz Up.Quest**
Fun.xyz Book.Rent
UI.xyz T.Security
Insurance.Autos** Incredible.Skin
Miami.Baby** Web4.Storage
18.Beauty Ape.Storage
Vegan.College Land.Yachts**
Arrive.Homes Keyper.Tickets

More Standout Premium Registrations

Checks.xyz Talks.Autos**
Config.xyz Strong.Baby**
Trivial.xyz** Asia.College
Harsh.xyz** Dana.Monster**
Note.xyz Hollywood.Rent
Secure.Homes Textbook.Rent
SanDiego.Homes Verifyid.Security
Unlimited.Homes** Shield.Security
Houston.Homes Video.Storage
Natura.Beauty Codex.Storage

March .xyz Aftermarket Overview

(source: Namebio.com)

Total dollar value: $590,803.00
Average price: $4,882.67
Low Price: $100.00
High Price: $105,000.00
Maximum SLD characters: 20
2C – 4 (3.3%)
3L – 8 (6.61%)
4L – 14 (11.57 %)

Top 10 XYZ Domains

(Ranked by volume)

  1. .xyz
  2. .Quest
  3. .Monster
  4. .Homes
  5. .Beauty
  6. .Autos
  7. .Hair
  8. .Skin
  9. .Rent
  10. .Makeup

Top 10 .xyz Premium Domains Registered

(Price listed is MSRP)

  1. 3D.xyz – $13,000
  2. 5.xyz – $13,000
  3. ME.xyz – $13,000
  4. O.xyz – $13,000
  5. Sky.xyz – $13,000
  6. 89.xyz – $3,000
  7. AI.xyz – $3,000
  8. CP.xyz – $3,000
  9. ET.xyz – $3,000
  10. Funding.xyz – $3,000

Top 10 .xyz Aftermarket Sales

(source: Namebio.com)

  1. Capital.xyz – $105,000
  2. Fortress.xyz – $59,888
  3. Artemis.xyz – $53,888
  4. Pluto.xyz – $50,904
  5. Mystic.xyz – $50,000
  6. Algo.xyz – $50,000
  7. Otherside.xyz – $29,888
  8. Mythic.xyz – $24,980
  9. Moonstone.xyz – $9,888
  10. Divergence.xyz – $9,888

Questy.xyzGandi customer – (India)

The increased popularity of remote operations has encouraged many organizations to rethink their ways of doing business. As more and more companies provide their employees with the freedom to work from home, they may face challenges in the remote recruitment process of new candidates. The .xyz community is home to many tech startups that have recognized emerging obstacles and used innovation and forward-thinking to develop digital solutions to overcome them. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday we’ll introduce you to a member of the .xyz community whose next-generation domain is a fitting choice to promote their next-generation recruitment tool: Questy.xyz.

Questy.xyz

Questy.xyz provides a digital talent measurement solution that aims to automate recruitment workflow, assess candidates’ skills, and map a complete employee development lifecycle. Questy.xyz CEO Chintan Shah recently celebrated his 11th anniversary with parent company Promact Infotch, where his journey originally began as a Junior Software Developer. In August of 2019, while working as a Product Manager for the India-based software development company, Chintan co-founded a new branch of the company called Questy Solutions. Questy Solutions would later develop Questy.xyz. Chintan is now the CEO of Questy Solutions, as well as the Chief Marketing Officer of Promact.

Questy.xyz

Questy.xyz offers a feature specific to remote hiring called the “Interviewee Only Test.” Organizations can use this feature to develop their interview questions and then share a link which contains the interview and a recording feature with each of their candidates. Recorded responses can then be shared with all necessary members of the hiring organization for proper review. Questy.xyz claims this process has benefits to the hiring organization as well as to the candidates. For the organization, the “Interviewee Only Test” can reduce scheduling conflicts and enhance collaborative hiring.  For the candidates, the feature’s process can create a less intimidating interview experience. This may be especially helpful for recent college graduates new to the interview experience. Questy.xyz states that setting candidates at ease helps them “to overcome their initial jitters and gives them the opportunity to shine.” The opportunity to assess candidates who are more comfortable and confident can also be a benefit to the hiring organization.

Questy.xyz

When you launch a forward-thinking digital solution, your website should match that forward-thinking nature. As stated on their Linkedin page, Questy.xyz bills their service as “a next-generation talent measurement tool that enables recruiters and organizations to make evidence-based hiring decisions.” It’s fitting that they made an online home at .xyz alongside many fellow next-generation innovators and creators around the globe. To learn more about their digital solution, you can follow them on Linkedin, Facebook @questy.xyz, Twitter @questy_xyz, or visit Questy.xyz.

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.