2023 Posts

Iluma.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

AI-powered solutions are building their online homes on .xyz domains. NFT-focused social collectibles platform provides users with a new tool for generating AI-powered animated avatars. AI-powered dashboard builder is designed to make chart building easier for non-technical team members. Tech startup is aimed at harnessing AI technology to make it easy to access and leverage web3 data. In this week’s #AIMonday, we’ll introduce you to a software company developing a suite of AI-powered solutions aimed at helping teams find revenue-generating opportunities:

Introducing ILUMA, designed to help you discover revenue opportunities faster is the online home of ILUMA, a software development company focused on AI-Powered solutions. ILUMA’s AI technology helps companies to identify revenue-generating and marketing opportunities that span various platforms. With conversations and decisions happening in different spaces, ILUMA strives to ensure teams are up-to-date with the latest developments through its TLDRs (Too Long; Didn’t Read) feature. These summaries provide information which can help teams stay informed and respond effectively to emerging opportunities. 

ILUMA AI’s data retrieval and opportunity accessibility

The company’s AI solution is designed to act as a virtual assistant, aiming to help teams access the data and opportunities they need quickly. With ILUMA AI’s search capabilities, teams can retrieve information scattered across platforms and interactions. This includes checking the product team’s progress, contract updates, or insights from previous team calls. The goal of ILUMA AI is to provide prompt answers, facilitating informed decision-making and timely responses for teams.

Centralized dashboard for data-driven decisions

ILUMA’s software offers a centralized dashboard where teams can visualize metrics such as engagement, popular posts, discussion topics, and member sentiment. This overview is intended to help businesses make data-driven decisions. By consolidating team engagement and data metrics in a single location, ILUMA promotes improved collaboration and aims to empower teams to enhance their performance.

ILUMA AI’s opportunity-driven intelligence

The solution provided by ILUMA serves as an analytical tool for the growth of next-generation companies. By analyzing a vast amount of messages, meetings, and documents across multiple platforms, ILUMA AI’s goal is to identify potential revenue opportunities and generate AI-driven insights and answers for leadership and teams. This capability can aid in preventing businesses from overlooking important, time-sensitive information and opportunities that could contribute to their success.

Customizable solutions for teams and individuals

ILUMA AI caters to both teams and individuals, providing solutions that are intended to help enhance productivity and seize opportunities.

  • Teams – ILUMA aims to transform collective knowledge and data into a powerful AI bot, available on communication platforms like Discord and Slack. This bot strives to enable teams to find instant answers by leveraging their collective expertise. ILUMA AI aims to help teams access relevant information quickly and accelerate their decision-making process.
  • Individuals – ILUMA is designed to help individuals stay ahead by providing real-time insights and revenue opportunities shared across Discord servers and social platforms. With a goal of delivering critical, time-sensitive information directly to individuals, ILUMA aims to empower them to be the first to seize lucrative opportunities.

ILUMA’s personalized feed and digests

The platform’s customizable feed brings together the most important insights, summaries, and revenue opportunities from various communities and tools, all in one organized place. Additionally, ILUMA’s AI-generated email digests aim to keep individuals informed about their organizations and favorite communities. These digests can be customized to deliver highlights, metrics, top conversations, and exciting opportunities straight to individuals’ inboxes.

ILUMA is founded by Ricardo Garcia-Amaya, alum of renowned startup accelerator Y Combinator. By leveraging AI technology, Ricardo and ILUMA strive to help teams to stay informed, act swiftly, and seize emerging opportunities. You can learn more by following the company on Twitter @Iluma_xyz and LinkedIn @Ilumaxyz, and by visiting

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.

We’re thrilled to mark a significant milestone today – the 9th anniversary of .xyz’s launch! We’re incredibly grateful for the vibrant .xyz community that has evolved alongside us. Together, we’ve achieved remarkable accomplishments and created an online space that embodies the endless possibilities of the digital world.
Celebrating 9 Years of .xyz.
Over the years, .xyz has experienced an extraordinary surge in popularity. This meteoric rise has not only reshaped the digital landscape but has positioned .xyz as a true pioneer and symbol of innovation.

At the heart of our success lies the incredible individuals who make up the .xyz community. Our community is a diverse tapestry of entrepreneurs, artists, developers, and dreamers, all coming together to push the boundaries of what’s possible online. It is through their unwavering dedication and pioneering spirit that .xyz has become synonymous with freedom and versatility on the internet.

XYZ Registry Domains Report, and the rise of “AI”

XYZ Registry Domains Report, and the rise of AI
We’ve been very excited this year to witness the integration of AI-related platforms building homes on .xyz and XYZ Registry domains, like .Game and .Quest. In just six months, “AI” has risen to claim the top spot among .xyz domain name registrations, reflecting the growing influence of artificial intelligence in our digital world. Artificial intelligence has revolutionized industries, transforming the way we live and paving the way for a future that was once only imaginable in science fiction. With .xyz leading the charge, these cutting-edge platforms are reshaping the landscape of home automation, robotics, and AI, empowering users to embrace a world of endless possibilities. Don’t miss our upcoming new weekly series #AIMonday, where we will highlight .xyz websites such as and that offer a wide range of AI technologies aimed at helping businesses and individuals automate processes and gain a competitive edge.

Freshly funded startups using XYZ Domains

At XYZ Registry, we’re excited by the numerous ventures in our dynamic .xyz community securing significant investments. These successes highlight just one facet of our community’s entrepreneurial spirit and drive. .XYZ is home to innovation, attracting visionary minds who disrupt industries. Check out our monthly XYZ Registry Domains Report to learn more about these cool successes. Here are some of the top raises we’ve seen this year:

  • Web3 startup raised $50 million in a Series A round led by Blockchain Capital
  • Berlin-based DeFi startup raised $22.5 million in a financing round led by Pantera Capital
  • Developer Keone Hon’s tech startup raised $19M in seed funding (led by to help grow its smart contract platform and improve the Ethereum space
  • Technology company raised $17M in seed funding to expand operations and its business reach
  • Tech entrepreneur Ben Milne’s DeFi startup has raised $11.1M to invest in research and development while supporting its regulatory efforts in the United States
  • Dispersion Capital ( launched a $40M fund to invest in decentralized infrastructure

9 Years, 25.2 Trillion Queries to .xyz domains

One of the earmarks of growth and usage in a Top Level Domain like .xyz is the amount of visits or “DNS queries” going to all live domains ending in .xyz. A DNS query happens when you type a domain name into your browser, or click on a link, and your browser sends a request to the Domain Name Service (DNS) to lookup the website files, so that it can display the website for you. For example, if you visit,, and, those queries are all counted towards the total DNS queries for the .xyz TLD. Queries are counted when users visit websites, and they are also counted when websites are “visited” programmatically, such as when they are crawled by Google for indexing.

You can track the level of DNS activity on .xyz domain names by examining ICANN’s monthly registry activity reports. Looking at “dns-udp-queries-received,” you can gauge the level of interest and engagement with .xyz domains, which can indicate their popularity. 

From launch in 2014 to date, the .xyz infrastructure has supported more than 25.2 trillion queries. We have seen steady growth from 4.5 billion queries in 2014, to 1.3 trillion queries in 2022 alone! This stat steadily increases year over year, and as .xyz continues to be the #1 new gTLD in registration numbers, the usage of .xyz grows even more exponentially.

.LAT, our 34th domain extension

.LAT, our 34th domain extension
In August 2022, we proudly became the next steward for .LAT, a domain extension that embodies the spirit of LATAM pride. .LAT domains offer an inclusive online space, open for registration by individuals or organizations from any location, such as Manuel Zúñiga’s Consultis.Lat, without restrictions. XYZ is deeply committed to fostering the expansion and advancement of online opportunities, not only in Latin America but also across the globe. We recognize the significance of having an affordable, concise, and versatile domain ending that effectively represents Latinos worldwide. By offering .LAT domains, we aim to empower individuals and businesses, like DataGrowth.Lat, to establish a digital presence that authentically reflects their identity and aspirations.

#BlockchainThursday, a blog series devoted to web3

This past year we introduced our latest initiative, the #BlockchainThursday  blog series, which complements our long-standing #WebsiteWednesday series. As the .xyz blockchain community continues to expand, we aim to shine a spotlight on innovative and forward-thinking individuals within our community. Every Thursday, we feature a member of the .xyz blockchain community, such as and, showcasing their groundbreaking work and contributions to the industry. This new series allows us to celebrate the growth and advancements within the blockchain space while highlighting the incredible individuals who are driving its progress. Be sure to check out our #BlockchainThursday series and join us in celebrating the remarkable achievements of our web3-focused community members.

The impact our community continues to have on society is inspiring. Through their innovative technologies, influential works of art and entertainment, and ambitious projects with a global reach, the .xyz community is leaving an indelible mark. From leveraging blockchain technology to enhance security and transparency, to harnessing the power of AI for revolutionizing knowledge management, our community exemplifies the limitless potential of human ingenuity and collaboration.

As we embark on a .Quest towards our 10th year, we remain committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and empowered. We deeply appreciate the diverse range of end-users who contribute to our community, as it is through the fusion of different perspectives, backgrounds, and talents that we can truly unlock the internet’s potential. Our ongoing dedication to inclusivity drives us to create tools, resources, and initiatives that cater to the unique needs of each .xyz community member. With our sights set firmly on the future, we eagerly anticipate the limitless possibilities that lie ahead. Here’s to another year of trailblazing and shaping the digital world with .xyz!

In addition to advancements in AI and blockchain technology, remarkable achievements are taking place on .xyz in various global markets.  Highlighted here are some of the websites we proudly featured this year:

Accomplished individuals

  •, New York Times video journalist, director, producer, and editor Gabriella Lewis.
  •, Tokyo-based contemporary artist Michael Rikio Ming Hee Ho.
  •, Brooklyn-based Pitchfork writer and editor Jackson Howard. 
  •, actor, creator, entertainer Ace Anderson.
  •, Spain-based freelance blockchain developer Jean Ayala.
  • Alex.Quest, personal website of web developer Alex Haible. 

Aspiring small businesses

  •, a catering and event service tailored for remote teams.
  •, a branding and web design business that strives to create engaging and informative experiences for its clients.
  • Revival.Autos, a car dealership that converts classic cars to electric and upgrades the finish.
  •, a portrait and wedding photography service determined to make sure that the couple getting married enjoy their day to the fullest.
  • Ish.Guitars, a guitar shop with a curated collection of guitars, basses, and amps. 
  •, a content writing business that strives to create “exquisitely crafted content” for its clients.
  •, a private gym aimed at training the creative, entrepreneurial, and professional leaders of New York City. 
  • Grip.Security, a security firm aimed at helping companies modernize their security architecture.
  • AIAIAI.Audio, an audio design company aimed at developing premium audio equipment.

Notable market influencers

  •, a decentralized crypto custodian aiming to revolutionize the way crypto is stored, founded by trailblazing entrepreneur Tux Pacific.
  •, a web3 music technology company aiming to change the way music is distributed, founded by Forbes-featured artist and former staff engineer at Google Brandon Tory.
  •, an NFT project from Recur and, following the success of
  •, a $10 million early-stage venture fund aimed at investing in the next generation of music, led by notable investor Cooper Turley.
  •, a premium coffee brand from Grammy-nominated rapper and entrepreneur Snoop Dogg.

Cutting-edge tech Innovators

  •, a browser-based tool for designing 3D spaces with drag-and-drop functionality, editable objects, and coding.
  • Momi.Baby, an innovative brand that promotes their carefully designed baby bottle.
  •, a multi-feature wearable smart ring designed to help improve physical and mental performance. 
  •, a fintech company providing solutions for founders, with a focus on an automated fundraising tool. 
  • Algo.Monster, an education platform that aims to help you prepare for technical interviews. 
  •, an investment management company aimed at creating a suite of products and solutions that can help anyone with a brokerage account to invest in portfolios of private technology companies.
  • Ferve.Tickets, a ticketing platform with solutions aimed to help you grow your audience.
  • Kipp.Storage, a storage unit platform that shares vacant storage spaces for short or long-term rent.

Innovative blockchain pioneers

  •, a no-code NFT platform aimed at creating a more efficient and fair NFT launch process. In February 2022, when the Russo-Ukrainian War broke out, the founders successfully launched the first-ever government-backed NFT collection to raise funds for the war.
  •, a public benefit corporation building a decentralized form of social media, led by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey.
  • Immortal.Game, a tech startup introducing the game of chess to web3.
  •, a media platform designed to explore the impact of blockchains, the metaverse, artificial intelligence, and the changing evolution of the internet, founded by world-renowned Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest photographer, entrepreneur, and social activist Misan Harriman.
  •, a web3-native publishing platform that helps creators publish blogs and newsletters for virtual communities.  
  •, a smart contract auditing platform aimed at helping to protect users of DeFi platforms.
  • Wolf.Game, a strategic NFT game centered around sheep and wolves.

Visionary AI Leaders and Innovators

  •, an innovative company aimed at leveraging AI technology to revolutionize knowledge management for professionals. 
  •, an AI platform for applications, machine learning, and data science that provides high-performance web3 data.  
  •, an AI blockchain-focused company dedicated to creating a world where the value of AI is directly returned to its contributors, and where AI can be trusted and understood by everyone.
  • ​​, a dashboard builder that is designed to make chart building easier for non-technical team members. 
  • Musicfy.LOL, a music recording platform that helps you enhance and streamline your recording sessions.
  • Kaydo.Tickets, an AI-powered ticket platform that helps you sell tickets under your own brand.

Arts and entertainment tastemakers

  •, an Emmy Award-winning production company founded by film producers Patrick Milling-Smith and Brian Carmody. Some of their most notable work includes producing commercials for brands like Apple, Squarespace, and Smartwater, and directing music videos for artists such as Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z.
  •, an award-winning creative company founded by creative director Chris Carboni, specializing in animated storytelling. 
  •, a political satirist who showcases his assortment of media appearances, upcoming shows, press clippings, and more.
  •, a gallery platform that presents highly curated generative art on the blockchain for art and design enthusiasts, led by CEO Susannah Maybank and Chairman of the Board Mariam Naficy.

Inspirational changemakers

  •, Brooklyn-based entrepreneur, coach, and educator Matt Gray, who uses his experience and knowledge to help entrepreneurs achieve success.
  •, a Kenya-based company developing a suite of crypto products designed to help increase the number of Africans who can participate in the crypto economy. 
  •, a women and queer-led independent publication aimed at cultivating community through creativity.

XYZ Anti-Abuse

At XYZ Registry, our zero-tolerance stance against abuse is fortified by our Anti-Abuse Technology and partnerships with leading cybersecurity companies like Spamhaus, PhishLabs, and IWF. These partnerships, along with our proprietary tools and user reporting, are crucial in swiftly responding to and mitigating abuse within our zones, ensuring the ongoing safety of the XYZ namespace. By collaborating with cybersecurity partners, we access specialized expertise and resources to effectively detect and address malicious activities.

User reporting serves as a vital source of real-time information, enabling us to promptly investigate and take action against abuse. Together with our partnerships, user reports help aid in detection to swiftly combat phishing, spam, malware, and other violations of our strict Anti-Abuse policies. This collaborative approach strengthens our ability to uphold the integrity of the XYZ namespace and create a safer online environment. 

At XYZ Registry, we prioritize proactive monitoring and rapid response to address abuse, working alongside our partners and users to swiftly mitigate threats and maintain the safety and trustworthiness of our zones.

XYZ provides domains for coders at 262 hackathons around the world, marking a 100%+ increase from last year

In the past year, XYZ has been honored to provide support to 262 hackathons worldwide (more than double the amount as last year!), offering a platform for passionate coders to showcase their innovative ideas online. Through collaborations and unique partnerships, like‘s hackathon management platform TAIKAI, we have actively worked towards inspiring the next generation to pursue leadership roles in the field of STEM. These partnerships exemplify our commitment to empowering generations of internet users, enabling them to transform their dreams into tangible realities. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our global community for their unwavering support, as we celebrate our 9-year milestone. None of our achievements would have been possible without you, and we eagerly anticipate many more remarkable accomplishments as we continue this incredible journey together.

As we commemorate our 9th anniversary, we embrace our journey in the ever-evolving digital landscape, offering a truly generic domain for all to build upon. From blockchain to AR/VR, 3D, AI, and machine learning, cutting-edge platforms are building on .xyz domains and reshaping our lives. With excitement for the future, we eagerly anticipate the innovations that await us.

For more from XYZ’s CEO, be sure to check out Daniel’s blog post at  – Google Domains customer – (United States)

The .xyz community is home to innovative web3 startups that unlock the full potential of blockchain technology to develop new services that meet the changing needs of our society. Web3 video platform aims to disrupt the Hollywood studio system of film distribution. Collectible trading card platform expanded their alternative assets platform to include options for buying, selling, storing, and borrowing. Music technology company is aimed at changing the way music and other digital content is valued and distributed. In this week’s #BlockchainThursday, we’ll introduce you to a New York-based platform designed to help crypto-native freelancers to work with web3 startups: Connecting crypto-native talent with web3 startups is the online home of Thirdwork, a freelance platform designed to help crypto-native product, design, and marketing talent showcase their skills and connect with hiring web3 startups. The New York-based platform strives to provide a seamless experience for both clients and freelancers. From developers, marketers, and writers to brand strategists and product designers, Thirdwork features a comprehensive pool of freelance talent to cater to various project requirements. 

Ensuring quality and professionalism: Thirdwork’s thorough vetting process

As shared on the bottom of the main page of their blog, Thirdwork’s FAQ answers many questions about their platform, including how talent is screened and vetted. Quality assurance is a top priority, and through a careful vetting and screening process Thirdwork ensures that only the most qualified freelancers make it onto their platform. Candidates undergo a thorough selection procedure, including detailed applications, work samples, and multiple rounds of technical and personality-based interviews. This strict evaluation guarantees that you will be collaborating with freelancers who possess excellent communication skills, technical expertise, and a high level of professionalism.

Empowering freelancers and startups: Flexible budgeting and global collaboration on Thirdwork

Thirdwork offers flexibility when it comes to budgeting. Freelancers have the ability to set their own rates, allowing for a wide range of budgets to be accommodated. Thirdwork implements a transparent fee structure for all payments processed through the platform, which simplifies financial management for the freelancers and the startups. Thirdwork has a global network of freelancers, and works to promote effective collaboration by aligning with your time zone and preferences. With a global network of freelancers, Thirdwork promotes effective collaboration by aligning with your time zone and preferences. The freelancers within our diverse network bring various language skills, ensuring that you can find a suitable match for your project, regardless of your location.

Join the waitlist for top-tier web3 projects: Thirdwork’s path to success

Interested freelancers can apply for membership and add their names to the waitlist. Thirdwork reviews applications on a first-come basis and will notify applicants when spots become available. Through their diverse freelancer categories, rigorous vetting process, flexible budget options, global talent pool, and efficient hiring procedures, Thirdwork strives to help maximize the potential of your web3 projects with top-tier freelance talent.

Client success stories:, RabbitHole, and more praise Thirdwork’s hiring excellence’s homepage boasts testimonials from satisfied clients including crypto accounting solution, web3 community platform TokenTag, and crypto platform RabbitHole. TokenTag founder Daniel Vataj writes “Easily the best hiring resource for everyone that’s building.” Integral Head of Growth William Grant writes that Thirdwork fits “seamlessly into our process and consistently produce thoughtful, talented candidates with outstanding experience in the blockchain industry.” 

The blockchain industry is experiencing significant growth, and we are inspired by Thirdwork’s forward-thinking to help freelancers match with the right web3 projects. You can learn more by following the platform on Twitter and LinkedIn, and by visiting

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.

BoxOne.xyzGoDaddy customer – (Canada)

The .xyz community is home to many investors and venture capitalists looking to showcase their portfolios and promote their services. Tech entrepreneur Ryan Junee uses to share his passions in tech startups, writing, and spirituality. Venture capital firm is co-founded by Forbes-featured billionaire Fred Ehrsam and is focused on investing in tech companies. Investment management company is aimed at helping investors gain access to the private tech industry. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an investment firm that specializes in early-stage companies, particularly in the biotechnology, future of food, and quality of life technology sectors:

Discover, an investment firm empowering entrepreneurs and driving innovation is the online home of BoxOne Ventures, a privately held investment firm that focuses on early-stage companies. The Montreal-based firm strives to serve as a supportive partner for entrepreneurs from the very beginning of their journey. BoxOne Ventures invests its own capital and offers guidance and support to help startups grow and reach their full potential. The firm’s team of experienced investors and advisors leverage their own experience as founders, offering a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities that startups can face.

Driving innovation and positive impact in biotech, healthcare, and beyond

The investment firm specializes in several key fields, including biotechnology, the future of food, and technologies that improve the quality of life. They prioritize investment opportunities in areas such as genomics/proteomics, biosystems, biological manufacturing, synthetic biology, consumerization of healthcare, and therapeutic paradigms. These areas reflect the firm’s commitment to supporting startups that are working to create innovative solutions in the biotechnology and healthcare sectors. BoxOne Ventures has invested in a diverse range of companies, including plant-based restaurant chain Odd Burger, hand sanitizer dispenser brand Shimmy, and agricultural production startup Vivid Machines. These investments reflect the firm’s interest in supporting innovative solutions across a variety of industries and sectors.

BoxOne Ventures: A collaborative hub for innovation and creativity

A unique aspect of BoxOne Ventures is its emphasis on collaboration and community. The firm’s office, located in the historic RCA Building in the St. Henri neighborhood of Montreal, is a hub of activity where entrepreneurs can come together to exchange ideas and work on their projects. The cutting-edge facility includes a gym and a library, and creates an environment that fosters creativity and innovation. uses a branded email address, which can help build trust with new founders

BoxOne uses the branded email address [email protected] to correspond with potential partners and founders, which helps to generate 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 confidence that they’re reaching out to the appropriate contact. We are inspired by BoxOne’s goals of supporting innovation that makes a positive impact. You can learn more by following the company on LinkedIn and by visiting

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.

NFTpay.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

Forward-thinking developers are using .xyz domains to build innovative web3 tools and platforms that bridge the gap between the decentralized world and mainstream web2 users, creating new opportunities for adoption and growth in the blockchain ecosystem.

Web3-native publishing platform aims to help creators reach their audiences on web2 while using web3 tools to create, distribute, and monetize their content. Gallery platform is aimed at helping crypto and non-crypto natives explore the world of fine art NFTs. Payments processing company is helping web2 natives to create wallets through their email addresses and purchase NFTs with credit cards across the Polygon, Ethereum, Solana, and Avalanche blockchain networks. In this week’s #BlockchainThursday, we’ll introduce you to another payment solution aimed at simplifying the NFT purchasing process for web2 users:

Meet NFTpay, a web3 payment solution designed to make it easy to buy NFTs is the online home of NFTpay, a payment solution that empowers you to launch your own NFT project and helps users to easily purchase your NFTs without the requirement for a crypto wallet. With NFTpay, customers can conveniently purchase NFTs using a credit card in under a minute, without the requirement of complicated crypto wallets, KYC, and crypto transfers. Moreover, NFTPay offers the option to securely store NFTs in a custodial account or transfer them to MetaMask at no additional cost. This makes it accessible for everyone, including those without prior knowledge of crypto. The platform supports multiple blockchain networks, including Ethereum, Algorand, Binance Smart Chain, Fantom, Avalanche, EOS, Solana, and Cronos. In December 2022, NFTpay announced the addition of Polygon to its list of supported blockchains.1

Exploring the seamless integration of NFTpay

One of the key features of NFTpay is its ability to integrate directly into websites with just two lines of script, making it simple and secure for customers to purchase NFTs in just a minute without any wallet requirements. NFTpay has been constantly adding new features and experiences to continue to drive adoption with consumers and businesses alike. They recently rolled out features such as the NFTpay wallet API, support for USDC and USDT stablecoins, and NFT gaming services with other features such as ACH, Apple Pay, and wire transfers coming soon.

Customer satisfaction: testimonials highlighting NFTpay’s seamless experience shares testimonials from satisfied NFTprojects using NFTpay as a payment option. One testimonial from The X NFT project sums up the usefulness of NFTpay. “For starters, the integration process was frictionless for our dev team, and it virtually eliminated all the friction for our members in making their purchases. This was the major barrier to onboarding new members into our web3 ecosystem. No wallet is required! Just use your credit card! What a difference maker.” NFT community RDB Car Club shares “Integrating NFTpay on our website has allowed us to hit our mainstream audience which is massive to our brand and the roadmap of our project. It is so user-friendly to setup.”

NFTpay strives to simplify the world of NFTs and web3, making them more accessible to everyone. You can learn more by following along on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, and by visiting


 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.

Rooms.xyzVercel customer – (United States)

The .xyz community is home to a growing number of 3D designers, artists, and innovative 3D platforms, steadily expanding its influence in the creative realm. Programmer shares their Unity3D, C++, JavaScript, and Ionic-based gaming projects. Berlin-based 3D artist Ronny Schmidt uses to share his captivating 3D animations for commercial clients such as Nike, Google, and Balenciaga. 3D printing company offers a full suite of services like 3D scanning, sculpting, and printing. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a 3D design platform that encourages creativity and can inspire young coders:

Introducing a digital game platform for 3D design is a browser-based tool for designing 3D spaces. The new platform is designed to help users express their creativity through drag-and-drop functionality, editable objects, and coding, enabling the design of rooms, basic games, and interactive activities. Inspired by the difficulty of current 3D model creation, co-founder Jason Toff, a former partner in Google’s in-house incubator Area 120, sought to create a tool that bridged the gap between simple creation platforms like Minecraft and more advanced world-building platforms like Roblox. As explained to the press, the company’s vision is to offer a user-friendly experience, like a “digital equivalent of LEGO.” The project raised $10 million in seed funding, led by the a16z Crypto division of technology venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz.1

Search, edit, and add decor to customized 3D spaces

The innovative platform offers a unique approach to 3D design. Differing from Minecraft’s block-by-block method, helps users to search, edit, and add fully formed objects to their spaces, such as doors, furniture, decor, pets, and more. The interface provides extensive customization options, including color, size, position, style, and interactive behavior.

Creative expression and coding inspiration for younger users

In addition to creative expression, also fosters educational opportunities. Users can interact with objects using the user interface or click to reveal the underlying code and become familiar with the coding language Lua, which is used in platforms like Roblox. This approach serves as a stepping stone for younger users to gain coding knowledge before transitioning to more advanced editing tools.

Explore captivating room designs: Inspiring examples to ignite your creativity

The homepage showcases a section called “Example Rooms.” Here, visitors can explore a wide array of inspiring room designs crafted by talented users. These rooms serve as a testament to the platform’s versatility and the limitless possibilities it offers for creative expression. Additionally, users have the freedom to copy an existing room and personalize it to suit their own vision, fostering a spirit of collaboration and innovation. Check out a few remarkable examples: 

  • Superbrunoworld:  Embark on a nostalgic journey to the pixelated landscapes of a beloved video game classic. Superbrunoworld is a tribute to the iconic Super Mario Brothers series, filled with colorful brick platforms, question blocks, and green pipes. 
  • Neonroom: Step into a vibrant living room adorned with captivating neon lights. The “neonroom” is a modern and playful space featuring a charming robot figure, a classic Sonic the Hedgehog figurine, an original NES game console, and a refreshing green plant. 
  • Zoltair: Visit a room inspired by the iconic Zoltar fortune-telling machine. Encounter a life-sized “Zoltair” ready to answer your questions. Click on “Zoltair” and ask any question on your mind. Remember, “Zoltair” may not be a reliable source of information or guidance – or is he?
  • .XYZ’s Welcome: Step into the welcoming embrace of the “.xyz Welcome Room,” a duplicate of Bruno’s Welcome room. As the platform encourages, we used the copy feature to begin learning and building on top of the existing space. We had fun personalizing elements with .xyz’s colors. You can interact with the elements similarly to Bruno’s room, like the interactive .xyz logo that can be playfully tossed around the room, the plant that grows when you click it, and the adorable and talkative kitty cat. We even turned Bruno into one of .xyz’s iconic Purple People!

In the future can explore monetization opportunities, including selling objects, subscriptions, and licensing the software for educational purposes. The team also envisions compatibility with AR/VR platforms, such as Apple and Meta, as the technology evolves. 

Words from co-founder Jason Toff draws inspiration from Jason’s previous work at Google’s AR/VR division, where he contributed to projects like AR/VR app builder Poly and 3D modeling tool Blocks. We asked Jason about the inspiration behind choosing to build on .xyz domains. As he explained,

“The decision was based on a combination of factors. One, it resonated with us because of its simplicity, just like the alphabet with ABC and XYZ. Secondly, the .xyz extension perfectly aligns with our product, which operates in the 3D space, where each element has x, y, and z coordinates. And, opting for .xyz provided us with a wider range of options and a clearer namespace.” is currently in beta, providing users with a free and accessible avenue for exploring their creativity in the world of 3D design. You can learn more by visiting


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 December 2022, we featured a #BlockchainThursday post about, an initiative aimed at building a decentralized form of social media. The Bluesky initiative was commissioned in 2019 by technology billionaire and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey while he was still the CEO of Twitter. On October 18, 2022, introduced its decentralized social media protocol, named The AT Protocol. They also opened a waitlist for the Bluesky Social app1, designed to serve as a browser with which to access the AT Protocol network. The wait is over, and more and more waitlisted users are receiving access codes and joining the new Bluesky Social platform. A key feature of the platform is the ability to set your own custom domain as your handle.

A custom domain with extensions like .xyz, .LOL, (even .Boats or .Yachts!) can be a fun or irreverent choice for your Bluesky handle. These unique domain extensions add a touch of creativity and personalization to your online presence. If you want to use a .xyz or .LOL or any XYZ Registry domain as your Bluesky handle, here’s how:

Personalizing your social media presence with a custom domain handle

A custom domain is typically associated with representing a website on the internet. However, domains have multiple uses beyond websites. They are also employed for various purposes such as email addresses, online services, and now, even social media handles! Using a domain name as a handle in social media allows you to personalize your online presence with a memorable and unique domain extension like .xyz or .LOL. Instead of relying on traditional usernames, you can leverage the familiarity and versatility of domain names to stand out in the social media landscape. 

Establishing a cohesive online identity with your Bluesky social media handle

Using a domain name as your handle in social media also unlocks valuable benefits. One significant benefit is the opportunity to promote your website seamlessly. By aligning your social media handle with your website’s domain, you create a cohesive brand identity. Every time you engage with others on social media, you are reinforcing your website’s presence, driving traffic, and expanding your online reach. Additionally, using a custom domain as your handle establishes a clear link between your social media profile and your website, proving that both are owned and managed by the same individual or organization. This verification adds authenticity and helps build trust, which can generate credibility among your audience and distinguish you from impersonators. has provided valuable information on using custom domains as handles

How to acquire your custom .xyz, .LOL or other XYZ Registry Domain

To acquire a custom .xyz or .LOL domain, you can purchase one from any ICANN-accredited domain registrar or reseller. When choosing a custom .xyz or .LOL domain, you have the flexibility to explore a wide range of options. You don’t always need to aim for complete uniqueness. In fact, part of the fun is finding the perfect domain that resonates with your personality or brand. Feel free to search for the domain you want, whether it’s a clever phrase, a memorable word, or a playful combination. The availability of domain names with .xyz and .LOL extensions offers exciting opportunities to create a distinct online presence. 

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How to set your custom .xyz or .LOL domain as your Bluesky Social handle

After registering your custom or .LOL domain, you can set it as your Bluesky Social handle by following these steps:

  1. Open the left side menu in your Bluesky mobile app by clicking your profile picture thumbnail.
  2. Click on “Settings” and scroll down to the “Advanced” section.
  3. Click “Change my handle.”

On the “Change my handle” screen, select “I have my own domain.” The subsequent screen will provide you with the necessary information to add to your domain registrar. 

Go to your domain registrar, such as Namecheap or Google Domains, and access the DNS management section for your domain. Add a TXT (text) record using the provided information. The record should have the following details:

  • Domain: _atproto
  • Type: TXT
  • Value field (or data field): did=did:plc:[your value here] 

Once you have added the TXT record, allow a few minutes for the changes to propagate across the internet. Afterward, click “Verify DNS Record” in Bluesky. Check your Bluesky profile to see if your custom .xyz or .LOL domain is now your handle. Please note that DNS propagation may take some time.

Featured .xyz,.LOL, and more custom Bluesky handles has been a great resource for learning about the use of custom domains as handles for Bluesky Social. By following these steps, you can proudly represent yourself on Bluesky with a unique .xyz or .LOL domain as your handle. Enjoy the personalized touch and make your online presence stand out!


Blockchain-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) pairs the power of AI with the security and transparency of blockchain technology. Blockchain-based AI has the potential to transform industries and revolutionize the way we do business. In this week’s #BlockchainThursday, we’ll introduce you to three websites using .xyz domains that showcase blockchain-based AI platforms, tools, and solutions.

TheMetaVoice.xyzNamecheap customer – (United Kingdom) is the online home of MetaVoice, a London-based tech company that has developed an AI-driven application that helps users to create their own unique on-chain digital voices.

The AI application is specifically designed to work in the metaverse, social audio platforms, audio chats, and conferencing, helping users to change their voice from their input device to a NFT voice model. aims to enable creation, self-expression, and pseudonymity online, by providing voice products that overcome the limitations of text-only communication and unnatural text-to-speech. You can learn more by following MetaVoice on Twitter and by visiting


AlteredStateMachine.xyzGoDaddy customer – (New Zealand) is the online home of Altered State Machine (ASM) an innovative AI blockchain-focused company based in Auckland, New Zealand. The company is dedicated to creating a world where the value of AI is directly returned to its contributors, and where AI can be trusted and understood by everyone.

The company designed a decentralized protocol for Non-Fungible Intelligence (NFI) that aims to bring a new level of ownership to the Metaverse. NFT owners can add a unique “brain” to their NFTs, giving them a new dimension of interactivity and functionality. Game developers can use the innovative protocol to offer their players the opportunity to own intelligent, autonomous agents that can think, learn and evolve on their own. ASM’s ecosystem includes AI-enabled avatars called Agents, which consist of a Brain and an Avatar. The Brain is the Agent’s core, and is made with a random set of base values called Genome Matrix. This gives each Agent unique strengths and weaknesses. Avatars are how the Agent looks and works in its world. Memories are stored in the Brain’s Memory Tree, and they help the Agent to learn and develop its skills through experience and specific training. You can learn more by visiting


Spice.xyzNamecheap customer – (United States) is an AI platform for applications, machine learning, and data science that provides high-performance web3 data. The platform is a solution from Spice AI, a tech startup aimed at making it easy to access and leverage web3 data.

Obtaining blockchain and smart-contract data requires the building and operation of archive nodes and the managing of large amounts of data. aims to simplify this process by allowing users to quickly query blockchain data using programming language Structured Query Language (SQL) and retrieve results in formats that are compatible with various apps and libraries like NumPy and Pandas. supports Ethereum, Bitcoin, and Polygon blockchain and contract data, with plans to add more chains based on user feedback. The platform recently upgraded their domain from to the more memorable You can learn more by following Spice AI on Twitter and LinkedIn, and by visiting


With so many web3 and AI-powered projects coming to life, now is a great time to launch your big idea on a .xyz domain of your own. 


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

JonathanBingham.xyzGoogle Domains customer – (United States)

The .xyz community is home to talented music creatives using .xyz domains to develop their portfolios and highlight their skills. Tokyo-based rock band established their online home with a vibrant and comprehensive website. Accomplished actor, comedian, and rapper highlights his vast career experiences on his own personal website. Reggae and R&B singer Amindi uses to showcase her impressive projects and unique style. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a composer and adjunct professor who shares his accomplishments on a “” domain:

Blending electronic and acoustic: the unique sounds of composer Jonathan Bingham is the personal website of Jonathan Bingham, an accomplished San Francisco-based composer recognized for his unique blend of electronic and acoustic instrumentation. Jonathan has received numerous commissions, including ones from the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra and the National Brass Ensemble. He has also composed original scores for over a dozen film productions that have premiered at prestigious festivals such as the New York Film Festival, Rome International Film Festival, and BFI London Film Festival. With a background in music education, Jonathan has lectured at renowned institutions like Stanford University. Currently, he serves as an adjunct professor at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Jonathan holds degrees in composition from Howard University and New York University, where he studied with composer, pianist, and music historian Anthony Randolph and composer Justin Dello Joio. He is also the founder of Cool Story, a record label that focuses on researching music and producing recordings of lesser-known literature.

Exploring Easy access to compositions, press, and more

Jonathan’s website features a simple and informative design that makes it easy for visitors to explore. With effortless navigation, visitors can easily locate Jonathan’s Catalog, Film/Video, Press, Essays, and Contact pages, making his featured content readily accessible. Head over to the Catalog page to check out Jonathan’s featured small and large ensemble compositions. Here you can review details of each composition, such as Tautology. Jonathan composed this piece in 2021, and it is scored for two flutes, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, and two horns. He shares some background about his work on the piece, and writes “Just as the elements melody, harmony, and rhythm are vital to the craft, I continue to also prioritize form and structure. For my catalog, Tautology is a new innovation conveying architecture as frozen music and music as liquid architecture.” Jonathan embeds the track on his website via music streaming platform SoundCloud for easy listening. Jonathan makes some pieces, such as Diamond, available for purchase. He includes a CTA to Purchase Score which takes you to a page where you can review more details and add the score to your cart. 

Jonathan’s work has also been featured in various film and advertising spots. Visit his Film/Video page to view selected commercials embedded from their respective Vimeo or YouTube pages, such as the Nike Air Max Foot Locker promo or the RC Luxury Worldwide limousine service promo. You can also view his list of film credits, including Passing Through, written and directed by Mike Doyle, and the short film Starters, written and directed by Jeanette Bears. On Jonathan’s Press page he shares pull quotes from various press clippings, including one from the Chicago Classical Review which states “Bingham is a young American composer worth watching.”1

The advantages of using a domain for personal websites like

Using a domain like can help make it easier for Jonathan and his work to be discoverable online. Anyone who Googles “Jonathan Bingham” will see at the top of the search results page (as of April 25, 2023). With a professional website using a domain name that matches your full name, it’s more likely that your website will show up in relevant results. In addition, there is a great benefit to a branded email address like [email protected] Much of Jonthan’s communication will likely be email-based regarding potential commissions or purchasing original scores, so it’s a great idea to use a custom email address in order to appear professional and generate trust. When you have an email address directly associated with your domain name, customers can use that email address to find your website and feel confident that they’re reaching out to the appropriate person. 

Words from Jonathan Bingham

We asked Jonathan about his choice to develop his personal website on .xyz. As he explained to us,

“After researching .xyz, I found a number of notable companies and organizations—such as Alphabet and Block—using it for their websites. At the time, I wasn’t aware of it being associated with many artists, and felt that being one of the first in that category could help my website and business standout.”

We are proud to have Jonathan among the thriving .xyz community of artists, creators, and makers. You can learn more about Jonathan by following him on Twitter and Instagram, and by visiting


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.

XYZ Registry Domains Report - April 2023
With the rise of  Artificial Intelligence, “ai” continues to be the #1 keyword in new .xyz registrations. In April, “gpt” rose to the #2 position in .xyz registrations. In addition, AI websites using .xyz continue to surge. Stay tuned for our upcoming #BlockchainThursday blog post, where we will dive further into new AI websites making waves. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the standout platforms that will be featured:

  • AI-driven application that empowers users to create their own distinctive on-chain digital voices
  • the virtual home of Altered State Machine (ASM), an innovative AI blockchain-focused company hailing from Auckland, New Zealand.
  • an AI platform designed to provide high-performance web3 data solutions.

April 2023 Highlights

  • 94 premium XYZ Registry domains were registered*
  • Most popular TLDs in premium sales*: .XYZ, .Security, and .Auto
  • Most popular TLDs in standard sales: .XYZ, .LOL and .Monster
  • Highest premium sales:
    • $3,000/year MSRP
  • Highest aftermarket sale reported:
  • 3-letter and 4-letter domains accounted for 15.89% of the .xyz aftermarket sales reported at NameBio, for example:
    • Aftermarket sale for $1,220
    • Aftermarket sale for $615
    • Aftermarket sale for $255
    • Aftermarket sale for $156
  • Worldwide companies and platforms launched their websites on premium XYZ Registry domains
    • Premium domain ($3,000 MSRP) registered by a web3 protocol
    • Premium domain ($3,000 MSRP) registered by client engagement platform
    • Premium domain Entro.Security ($2,500 MSRP) registered by a cyber security solutions platform
    • Premium domain Anderis.Security ($2,500 MSRP) registered by a cyber security solutions platform
    • Premium domain Own.Rent ($700 MSRP) registered by a real estate investment company
  • Most popular SLD keywords in April .xyz registrations: ai, gpt, app, bet, tech, vip, best, shop, web, online
  • Keywords used in conjunction with “ai”:
    • gpt
    • chat
    • art
    • bot
    • open
  • In China, 812 .xyz websites received their ICP license in the month of April, including:
    •, online guide for lightweight markup language Markdown
    •, a hotel investment firm
    •, an AI-Generated Content (AIGC)-focused enterprise training company
    • (source:
  • Notable influencers using XYZ Domains
    • 21-year-old founder Natalia Murillo launched, a web3 platform designed to build, collaborate, and invest with friends on-chain
    • Rapper and hip hop artists Illmaculate and Rhyme Combinator launched, a web3 battle rap platform and NFT project
    • Web3 film platform partners with DJ Steve Aoki and Seth Green’s Stoopid Buddy Stoodios for its first external IP, Dominion X: Level 2. This project aims to be the first stop motion short co-directed by an NFT community.
  • Freshly funded startups using XYZ Domains
    • Web3 community platform raised $5M in seed funding to help develop a social marketplace where creators will be able to connect with collectors to sell both digital and physical goods1
    • Generative art platform raised $5M in seed funding to expand operations and its business reach2
    • No-code web3 infrastructure platform raised $9M in seed funding to accelerate its development timeline3
    • Permissionless cloud database raised $8M in seed funding to launch on mainnet and release new developer tools4
    • Security engine raised $2.1M in seed funding to help create products that facilitate growth and innovation5
    • Decentralized exchange raised $2.1M in seed funding to accelerate growth and scale up operations6
    • Technology company raised $17M in seed funding to expand operations and its business reach7
    • Web3 observability platform raised $4.2M to expand operations and its development efforts to launch the first official version of its product8
    • Blockchain network raised $7.5M to fund development of decentralized crypto wallets9

.XYZ highlights from Afternic 2022 Report:

  • .xyz was the #1 gTLD for average sales price on Afternic in 2022, #2 overall
  • .xyz ranked the 5th most popular domain extension by sales volume at Afternic, the only new gTLD that made the top 10 list
  • .xyz in the top 10 for sell through rate (STR)
  • .xyz in top 10 for revenue per domain

Words from #GenerationXYZ:** – $700 (MSRP) Registration

“.xyz is the catchy and memorable URL ending if you are in the Web3 space.”

– Andrea Perlak, Founding Partner & CEO,

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, .Car, .Auto, .Theatre, .Storage, .Security, and .Protection.***

** 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.

XYZ Registry Domains Report – April 2023

Top 20 Premium XYZ Domains Registered

(not ranked) 87.Mom LosAngeles.Homes** Bali.Baby** Own.Rent Top.Game
Chat.LOL Token.Security
AI.Pics NY.Auto
Shop.Quest** Good.Auto
Fun.Quest** V.Storage
Easy.Monster** Nice.Car

More Standout Premium Registrations Casino.Game Fun.Game EVM.Storage
Saint.Monster** Vector.Storage
Blue.Monster** Marketing.Auto
Easy.Autos** Ocean.Auto
Good.Quest** Lambert.Homes**
AI.LOL Oregon.Homes
Cupra.Cars Unified.Security
VoltageX.Cars Entro.Security

April .xyz Aftermarket Overview


Total dollar value: $49,382.00
Average price: $327.03
Low Price: $101
High Price: $16,533
Maximum SLD characters: 17
3L – 5 (3.31%)
4L – 19 (12.58%)

Top 10 XYZ Domains

(Ranked by volume)

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

Top 10 .xyz Premium Domains Registered

(Price listed is MSRP)

  1. – $3,000
  2. – $3,000
  3. – $3,000
  4. – $3,000
  5. – $3,000
  6. – $3,000
  7. – $1,300
  8. – $1,300
  9. – $1,300
  10. – $1,300

Top 10 .xyz Aftermarket Sales


  1. – $16,533
  2. – $7,995
  3. – $2,000
  4. – $1,220
  5. – $662
  6. – $615
  7. – $610
  8. – $580
  9. – $394
  10. – $362

Top 10 Trending .xyz SLD Keywords

(source: Internal Data)

  1.     ai
  2. gpt
  3. app
  4. bet
  5. tech
  6. vip
  7. best
  8. shop
  9. web
  10. online