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May 2022 Posts

NaN.xyzGoDaddy customer – (Germany)

.XYZ is home to creatives of all kinds, including font creators, typeface designers, and branding specialists. Font foundry FutureFonts.xyz helps designers share their work and draw inspiration from fellow creatives. Typography and branding designer William Mulligan uses Mllgndsgn.xyz to display his creative designs. Design director and writer Mark Boulton uses TypeSpecimens.xyz to curate and analyze font design and font usage. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a Germany-based type design practice that takes pride in presenting a collection of self-proclaimed “weird” typefaces for a global audience: NaN.xyz.

NaN.xyz

NaN.xyz is a service-driven type design practice that aims to explore the relationship that type has with technology in an effort to deliver projects with purpose. The Germany-based practice seems to pride themselves on creativity and whimsy, and indicates on their website that they can be found “at the intersection of serious and slaphappy.” NaN.xyz has collaborated on typefaces with leading agencies and global brands, including Google and Virgin.

NaN.xyz

On the Fonts page, NaN.xyz showcases 12 retail typefaces available for sale, such as Hyena Sunrise and Hyena Noon. Each of these typefaces features various styles, or thicknesses, ranging from thin to ultra. Delivering on their promise of “weird typefaces,” each offering also features a useful, or at least creative, description of how it can or should be used. Examples include  “This typeface is often misunderstood” and “This typeface is a classic with a soft spot for cleanliness.” 

NaN.xyz

NaN.xyz offers unique collaborative services, and recommends customized fonts as an original gift idea. They provide creative type services to produce unique and ownable typographic assets that can, as they state, “make your competitors and step-mother jealous.” They welcome interested collaborators to contact them to design never-seen before letter shapes together. The type design practice offers a suite of additional services which include:

  • logotype refinement
  • creation of custom fonts
  • custom cuts of retail fonts
  • creation of full fonts
  • language extension
  • script extensions
  • font production and engineering

NaN.xyz uses the branded email address [email protected] to correspond with their users, which adds to their professional image and generates trust. 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 representatives. NaN.xyz makes it easy for those interested in seeing and utilizing their fonts via their branded social media. They have chosen the handles @nan_xyz on Instagram and @nan_xyz_ on Twitter, which makes them easily discoverable and promotes their website URL right in their social media handle. You can read more about both of these useful techniques in our latest XYZ Quarterly.  Explore the typeface collection by following along on Instagram and Twitter,  or by visiting NaN.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.

Relics.xyzGoDaddy customer – (Canada)

Web3 developers continue to use .xyz domains to launch innovative NFT-based projects. Publishing platform Mirror.xyz helps writers distribute and monetize their minted work.  Decentralized Autonomous Organization project FlamingoDAO.xyz created a platform for members to pool funds for NFT investments. Ethereum-based exploration game Sipher.xyz is centered around customizable NFT characters within a fantastical new community. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an NFT platform that aims to fast-track the transformation of the music industry: Relics.xyz.

Relics.xyz

Relics.xyz is the online home of record label Monstercat’s debut NFT platform. The electronic dance music-focused label designed the platform for fans to collect and display music collectibles, also called Relics, which include a unique visual and full-length song from Monstercat’s roster of Electronic musicians. With Relics.xyz, fans have access to the music of their favorite artists as digital collectibles, which can be traded or used as utilities in the Metaverse. Each Relic has the ability to integrate music in the Metaverse. Once you own a Relic, it has the potential to become your theme song as you travel between worlds, games, and play-to-earn ecosystems. In March 2022, Relics.xyz participated in NFT LA, a Web3-focused conference featuring over 250 metaverse pioneers including fellow .xyz community member DJ Steve Aoki (a0k1verse.xyz).

Relics.xyz

The Canada-based platform aims to disrupt the music industry by providing a unique artist-focused revenue opportunity as part of their commitment to artists. Relics.xyz shares this commitment on their homepage. “The musician and visual artist on every Relic are paid from the primary and secondary sales of their editions. Relics provide an additional revenue stream for creatives, with the sale of one Relic roughly equating to the income that would be earned by a song being streamed one million times on traditional streaming services.”

Relics.xyz

Relics are full-length songs with an audio and visual feature that is rated based on their performance in traditional media spaces, connecting Web2 with Web3. This evolving trait, known as Gemstone Rarity, changes based on how well the Relic’s original song is performing in the traditional music ecosystem. The Gemstone Rarity ratings use the names Quartz, Emerald, Sapphire, Ruby, and Onyx. As the song’s performance increases in real-time, so does its rarity. This is a benefit for both the fan and the artist. As a song does well on traditional platforms, the Gemstone Rarity will also increase on its corresponding Relic. Each Relic also includes the license to play the song in Metaverse spaces, like 3D virtual world browser-based platform Decentraland. Future Metaverse partners will be added as the project continues to grow.

Monstercat’s artists are enjoying the benefits of the new platform’s innovation. For the debut of their Beyond the Roadmap series1, which will cover the stories and talents behind the music and designs in the Relics ecosystem, Relics.xyz spoke with Michael from Half an Orange to discuss their song Mark Twain2 from the Season 1 collection.  As Michael shared, “Seeing a technology and community like NFTs help musicians find life changing sustainable income streams has been incredible. We think it’s going to bring in a new ‘golden era’ of music.”

Relics.xyz

Relics.xyz was developed by Monstercat co-founder and CEO Mike Darlington. With a goal to help make Earth a better place, Monstercat and Relics.xyz are committing to a 25x carbon sequestering of each Relic sold. They intend to double this amount and invest into a fund dedicated to the environment. We are inspired by Mike’s forward thinking, which makes him a great fit in the .xyz community. You can learn more by following along on Twitter and joining their Discord, or by visiting Relics.xyz.

1https://relicsxyz.substack.com/p/beyond-the-roadmap-entry-1?showWelcome=true&s=r
2https://opensea.io/assets/0x441c1266e6fb13c38c2752eab0d11a99905ffef4/100100013

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.

April 2022 Highlights

XYZ Registry Domains Report - April 2022

  • Over 200 premium XYZ Registry domains were registered*
  • Most popular TLDs in premium sales: .XYZ, .Homes, and .Security
  • Most popular TLDs in standard sales: .XYZ, .Quest and .Monster
  • Highest premium sales: 0.xyz, 888.xyz, Connect.xyz, G.xyz, Sky.xyz ($13,000 MSRP)
  • Highest aftermarket sale: Wrap.xyz. at $110,000
  • 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 Wrap.xyz for $110,000
    • Aftermarket sale Kylin.xyz for $28,394
    • Aftermarket sale Antic.xyz for $10,000
    • Aftermarket sale Giddy.xyz for $6,100
  • Worldwide companies and individuals launched their websites on premium XYZ Registry domains
    • Premium domain Coin.Homes ($3,000 MSRP) registered by a cryptocurrency platform
    • Premium domain YR.xyz ($3,000 MSRP) registered by an NFT digital marketing tool
    • Premium domain Implicit.xyz** ($700 MSRP) registered by a Web3 blog
    • Premium domain Mix.Audio ($500 MSRP) registered by a music NFT platform
    • Premium domain WIS.xyz ($350 MSRP) registered by an NFT collection
    • Premium domain TRX.LOL ($200 MSRP) registered by a Bitcoin mining platform

Discover a curated selection of available .xyz domains with our .xyz premiums, .xyz numbers and CNOX search tools.

* 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)

0.xyz Tap.Game
888.xyz Nah.LOL
G.xyz Mix.Audio
Connect.xyz Tommy.Mom
Goblin.xyz** Beautiful.Pics
Lend.xyz Trade.Quest**
Smart.xyz Dubai.Homes
Titan.Security Ski.Boats**
Stock.Storage Condos.Rent
Revolution.Beauty** Solo.Auto

More Standout Premium Registrations

Best.xyz PVP.Game App.Quest**
Daily.xyz Hey.Mom More.Rent
EQ.xyz Meaningful.Beauty** Crypto.Cars
Implicit.xyz** Jesus.Christmas Hip.Car
K9.xyz** Sport.Skin** Finn.Car
Woo.LOL Mesh.Security Up.Homes
Laugh.LOL Figment.Security Design.Homes
Share.LOL iAssets.Security VIP.Homes**
Hoots.xyz** Multichain.Storage Coin.Homes
AI.Autos** Interchain.Storage Crew.Yachts**

April .xyz Aftermarket Overview

(source: Namebio.com)

Total dollar value: $637,626.00
Average price: $3,269.88
Low Price: $100.00
High Price: $110,000.00
Maximum SLD characters: 18
2C – 5 (2.58%)
3L – 12 (6.19%)
4L – 15 (7.73 %)

Top 10 XYZ Domains

(Ranked by volume)

  1. .xyz
  2. .Quest
  3. .Monster
  4. .Homes
  5. .LOL
  6. .Beauty
  7. .Hair
  8. .Pics
  9. .Autos
  10. .Mom

Top 10 .xyz Premium Domains Registered

(Price listed is MSRP)

  1. 0.xyz – $13,000
  2. 888.xyz – $13,000
  3. Connect.xyz – $13,000
  4. G.xyz – $13,000
  5. 68.xyz – $3,000
  6. Best.xyz – $3,000
  7. CA.xyz – $3,000
  8. CX.xyz – $3,000
  9. DA.xyz – $3,000
  10. Daily.xyz – $3,000

Top 10 .xyz Aftermarket Sales

(source: Namebio.com)

  1. Wrap.xyz – $110,000
  2. Profile.xyz – $104,000
  3. Homepage.xyz – $60,000
  4. PFP.xyz – $34,999
  5. Anagram.xyz – $29,888
  6. Kylin.xyz – $28,394
  7. Joy.xyz – $25,000
  8. Affinity.xyz – $24,999
  9. Bailout.xyz – $19,888
  10. Antic.xyz – $10,000

StarTrek.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

The .xyz community is home to many exciting NFT-focused projects. NFT-driven membership community a0k1verse.xyz presents members with assorted perks like exclusive access to live concerts. FOX Entertainment’s BCL.xyz creates NFT experiences for creators and brands as they make their way into the Web3 landscape. Venture capitalist and influencer Kevin Rose’s NFT-focused podcast Proof.xyz led to the development of his members-only NFT collective Collective.Proof.xyz. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to Paramount Global’s first NFT-focused metaverse experience: StarTrek.xyz.

StarTrek.xyz

StarTrek.xyz is the online home of Star Trek Continuum, Paramount’s experiential NFT marketplace for the first and all future releases of Star Trek NFT launches. Paramount first partnered with Web3 studio Recur to create Paramount.xyz, a platform aimed to bring the studio’s beloved entertainment entities, brands, and characters to the metaverse. Fans will be able to buy, collect, and trade Recur NFTs as digital collectibles across Paramount’s leading portfolio of brands, including Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, BET, CBS, Showtime, and more. StarTrek.xyz is the first franchise to launch, and includes algorithmically-generated starships from NFT collections known as the Admiral pack and the Captain pack, both of which contain Constitution class starships. Future releases, known as seasons, will involve collecting crewmates and performing missions.

StarTrek.xyz

The debut of Star Trek Continuum NFTs, named Season 0, launched on April 9, 2022. The 5,000 starships in the Admiral Pack sold out in just a few minutes. Starships from the Captain Pack sold out shortly after. All 20,000 Star Trek spaceship NFTs sold for $250 each. Continuum NFT holders will gain access to exclusive perks, events, and the expanding content available to the NFTs digitally and in-real life. Fans who weren’t able to get one of the coveted Star Trek Continuum NFTs can visit a secondary market on NFT marketplace OpenSea to find a collection of spaceships there.

StarTrek.xyz

StarTrek.xyz features a roadmap indicating that this is just the beginning of the NFT franchise. The following collection, Season 01, is due later this year. Fans will be able to collect crew and go on voyages around the galaxy to seek out new planets and earn rewards. Those NFTs are intended to feature characters across the Star Trek universe. Season 0 starship owners will be rewarded with a crew airdrop leading into Season 01, and in Season 02 and 03, fans will be able to use their crew to go on missions in a play-to-earn game.

Paramount.xyz shares that a Nickelodeon Season Zero NFT project is coming soon. Fans will be able to build community, engage with peers, and unlock new, innovative, and interactive experiences. You can learn more and join the Star Trek Continuum voyage by following along on Twitter and by visiting StarTrek.xyz and Paramount.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.

NftyChat.xyzNamecheap customer – (United States)

XYZ is home to many Web3 platforms launching their community-focused projects on our versatile domains. Social investing network Prysm.xyz aims to make crypto investments more transparent. DJ Steve Aoiki’s NFT-driven community a0k1verse.xyz presents members with assorted perks like exclusive access to live concerts. Community platform Dune.xyz helps crypto enthusiasts analyze, understand, and share the happenings in the Ethereum ecosystem. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an innovative communication platform aimed to foster chatting between Web3 friends: NftyChat.xyz.

NftyChat.xyz

NftyChat.xyz is a Web3 platform that raised $1 million in funding to launch the public beta of their new Web3 chat platform. The investment was led by Japanese venture capital firm Archetype Ventures, with additional participation from blockchain startup-focused Coinbase Ventures. NftyChat.xyz helps Ethereum Name Service (ENS)  profile holders connect and chat with each other using their .eth names or .xyz domains claimed in ENS. The service is free, and does not require a password. To start chatting, you just need to connect your MetaMask, Coinbase, or WalletConnect crypto wallet.

A unique feature of the chat platform is that there is no need to create a username. You have to be equipped with your own, specifically from ENS. This way, the platform can ensure that your username will always be 100% decentralized. Once your wallet is connected, NftyChat.xyz offers a clean and intuitive user experience. A helpful FAQ is available for answers to common usage questions as well as a bulletin board for important announcements and updates.  You can choose from a growing list of various channels and chat rooms such as “early supporters,” and “suggestions,” to begin chatting with new friends. Like many social networking platforms, there is an inbox for direct messaging capability. If there’s an ENS user you’d like to connect with, you can search for them by their .eth name. You can even attach a Twitter feed to your profile so you can still follow the action while chatting. And since your profile is based on your ENS profile, it automatically populates and showcases your NFTs and POAPs – a feature it has in common with eth.xyz.

Nftychat.xyz was co-founded by finance professional Alex Slobodnik, who also serves as CEO. As detailed on the NftyChat.xyz homage, Alex registered a .eth name from ENS in the summer of 2021. Slobo.eth became his Web3 identity, yet there was no place to chat as “slobo.eth.” This inspired him to create NftyChat.xyz. As Alex explained to us, “.xyz felt new and fresh, just like web3.”

Just as .xyz has developed Eth.xyz to help ENS users share what they want to the world, Alex is helping to foster community amongst ENS users. It’s a great match. NftyChat.xyz is still in beta, but you can “enter the chat” now by connecting your wallet. You can learn more by following the platform on Twitter and by visiting NftyChat.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.