Online gaming has connected countless people from across the globe since its earliest days, and the community has only grown in size and passion since. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Mee6.xyz, is making it easier than ever for gamers to create communities around the games they love.
If you’re an avid gamer yourself, chances are you’re also among the 250 million gamers who have their own Discord channels. For the uninitiated, Discord is a voice and text chat service created to give gamers a platform where they can create communities, coordinate strategies, manage long term quests and games, and hang out virtually with other gamers anywhere in the world.
With Mee6.xyz, those Discord servers come with increased control thanks to features like Mee6.xyz’s role assignment tool, custom server welcome messages, highly personalized server moderations, and even rank and experience point tracking. So if you have a group of friends you regularly play with, or manage a clan or party, then you can easily add new members into your group’s established structure with no disruption. If you manage a Discord server for chats other than gaming, Mee6.xyz is a great tool to assign custom name tags to members or add alerts so you know when your group’s favorite Twitch streamer is live or a new post has been made in your server’s favorite subreddit.
These features give gamer communities unprecedented freedom and customizability on their Discord servers by providing them with the features they desire most, much like the helpful TV character the service is named after, Mr. Meeseeks of Rick and Morty fame. The naming choice shows Mee6.xyz know their audience (gamers are among the most passionate Rick and Morty fans,) but is just one way they display their branding prowess. Mee6.xyz also owns Mee6Bot.com, a domain which automatically redirects to the shorter and more memorable domain Mee6.xyz.
As Mee6.xyz shows, lending a helping hand to the members of your passionate community is as easy as making your own website. Get more of Mee6.xyz on Twitter, or join their Discord server to see how they can help bring your gaming community closer together.
The second edition of the XYZ Quarterly for 2019 is here, and with it comes the second installment in our “How To Get Online” series: Establish Your Brand. Last month you learned how to find your niche, and this month we’re helping you connect with that audience in the best way possible.
Get the knowledge you need to develop your brand with our 4 tips on how to establish your brand, take a look back with us on .xyz’s journey as a brand as we celebrate our 5th birthday, and take note from .xyz community members who have established strong brands for their projects and businesses.
It’s almost unfathomable to think about life before websites for creative professionals. The prevalence and expansiveness of the internet has truly set creatives free from expensive and limiting physical portfolios. Affordable domains and user-friendly website builders have made it easier than ever for artists to share their work with the world in a well-organized and stunning way, and this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, EmmaLewis.xyz, is the perfect example of that.
EmmaLewis.xyz is the online portfolio for United Kingdom-based professional photographer, Emma Lewis. As both an editorial and commercial photographer, Lewis travels across London and Somerset to shoot images for magazines and businesses.
On EmmaLewis.xyz, Emma’s photography is compiled by the three main photo types she specializes in: interiors, lifestyle, and portraits. Visiting the Interiors Page is like being a kid in a candy store for any interior design buff, with expertly styled home images that have been featured in popular interior design magazines House & Garden, Elle Decoration Country and Modern Rustic. Peruse the Lifestyle Page for a behind-the-scenes look at stunningly beautiful English craftsmanship, including a metalsmith, a ceramicist’s studio, and next-level floral arrangements. The Portraits Page is a testament to Lewis’ talent for capturing the true, unassuming nature of real people in their most content state.
Lewis’ ability to communicate clearly is not only evident in the photos that are displayed on her website–but with the .xyz domain name she chose to build it with. Emma Lewis being such a common name meant that when Emma looked for a domain to build her site on, she found EmmaLewis.com and even EmmaLewisPhotography.com were already registered. So she chose EmmaLewis.xyz, and was able to get exactly what she wanted; a short, clear, and memorable domain to showcase her work on.
If you like what you see in Emma’s portfolio, prints for select photos are available to purchase directly from her website. You can also drop her a line with her easy to remember email address, email@example.com. Thinking about creating a portfolio to showcase your work? Secure your domain today!
Having a career in the world of media is the dream of millions across the world. Creating your own media brand may sound like a massive undertaking, but you can start yours off strong by looking to the example set by this week’s #WebsiteWednesday; Slacker.xyz.
Greg Chamberlain, or Greg the Slacker as he’s branded himself, is a filmmaker and founder of his own multimedia company, Slacker. Greg uses his knowledge of the industry to produce videos on a range of topics, from current events in the industry to reviews on film equipment to even breaking down campy films like Birdemic. The diverse yet well-rounded selection of content Greg creates through Slacker is meant to both entertain and teach.
This mission is further illustrated in the “Learn” and “Forum” sections of Slacker.xyz. The first functions as a helpful blog where Greg shares tips on technical editing, discusses editing history and the theory behind good editing and advises newbies on the proper hardware to use. The Slacker.xyz forum is where you can go to chat about film and television with Greg and the rest of the Slacker crew, or just chat about any random topic with other Slackers.
Greg is also able to create a complete online presence for all aspects of his Slacker brand thanks to his .xyz sites. He’s already expanded beyond the multimedia arm of Slacker housed on Slacker.xyz with his personal portfolio site TheSlacker.xyz. Here you can find amazing behind the scenes shots of Greg’s work on commercials and music videos, or even rent out Greg’s gear for your next film project.
The first step to making your dreams a reality is establishing yourself and your brand, something Greg has done perfectly with Slacker.xyz and TheSlacker.xyz. Join the Slacker audience yourself by following them on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, or see the full archive of Slacker videos on their YouTube channel. Ready to establish your brand online? Then follow Greg’s example and start living your dream with your own .xyz domain!
The internet has given rise to a new generation of artists and musicians that are more richly diverse than ever before. Talented individuals no longer need to gain acceptance from mainstream media before they can start cultivating an audience. Independent online magazines offer a vital avenue for a creative person’s exposure, and a way for arts and music fans to discover a wide range of new talent. If being at the forefront of tomorrow’s most influential and exciting artists and musicians is what you’re after, then look no further than this week’s #WebsiteWednesday: Preme.xyz.
Preme.xyz is home to Preme Magazine, an independent arts and music publication with a mission to provide talented new artists and musicians a platform to showcase their work. Founded in 2018, the magazine covers both beginner and more established photographers, musicians, models, designers, directors, and more.
Preme Magazine founder, Anthony Supreme, chose a domain name for the magazine as cutting-edge as its content. “Creating Preme.xyz was inspired by trying to think of something different than a typical .com. We wanted to name our site something creative.”
The latest issue of Preme Magazine definitely lives up to its mission. If you’re a fan of streetwear culture, read their story on how acclaimed streetwear designer, KidSuper, is focusing on color and light to complete his vision for his upcoming show at Paris Fashion Week. Art-lovers can read the feature on Los Angeles-based contemporary fine artist, Amanda Oleander, who shares her secret to finding her artistic style and what drives her to stay committed to her craft. For the Hip Hop Heads, check out the interview with soft-spoken singer and rapper, TOBi, about what inspires his socially-conscious music.
Preme Magazine’s dedication to supporting talented new artists and musicians is one we’re proud to be an integral part of. As the new domain of choice, millions of innovators and creators use .xyz to reach a worldwide audience.