Entropy.xyzGoogle Domains customer – (United States)

.XYZ’s blossoming reputation as the domain of choice for crypto and blockchain projects has inspired many remarkably talented individuals to join the movement and launch their ideas on .xyz domains. Facebook Live creator Randi Zuckerberg and venture capital firm M13 founder Debbie Soon developed their community platform designed to embrace and empower all web3 creators on Venture capitalist Kevin Rose hosts his NFT-focused podcast on, which led to the development of his record-breaking NFT collection Moonbirds.xyz1. Accomplished finance professional Alex Slobodnik created web3 chat platform to foster community amongst ENS users, and chose .xyz because “.xyz felt new and fresh, just like web3.” In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, as interviewed by some of our own LGBTQ+ members of the XYZ Team, we’ll introduce you to Tux Pacific, a trailblazing hacker, cryptographer, anarchist, entrepreneur, and member of the transgender community, who raised $25 million to launch an innovative crypto custodian: is the online home of Entropy, a decentralized crypto custodian aiming to revolutionize the way crypto is stored. The Brooklyn, New York-based startup offers services that specialize in creating a decentralized network harnessing advanced threshold cryptography. TechCrunch recently featured founder and CEO Tux Pacific in praise of raising $25 million for Entropy’s seed round led by technology venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz2. Previously, completed a $1.95 million pre-seed raise in January 2022. Learning of‘s momentum and Tux Pacific’s powerful individuality inspired us to reach out to learn more.

.XYZ regularly celebrates our diverse community, and we wanted to take this incredible opportunity to bring visibility to Tux and their experience as a member of the transgender community. Representation matters in so many ways. It can serve as an opportunity for marginalized people to find community support and validation. If there are other members of the transgender community looking to make their way in tech, perhaps getting to know more about Tux can help encourage them. Additionally, exposure through media representation (including this #WebsiteWednesday) can aid in the reduction of stereotypes of marginalized groups, like the LGBTQ+ community. We applaud when someone who has the opportunity to represent their identity group, especially within the field of tech, makes conscious efforts to use their influence to remind others that their communities not only exist, but are doing great things. We are appreciative of Tux for taking the time to speak with us.

XYZ: You recently expressed to TechCrunch that you’re accustomed to forging your own path, and lacked relatable role models while you were growing up. What advice would you offer to a member of the LGBTQ+ community who may feel alone or isolated, but is looking to forge their way in tech?

Tux: Kill your idols. Be so unique that they can’t look away or forget your name. We stand on the shoulders of giants who all carved their own paths in eccentric loneliness. Your eccentricity is what will force you to carve your own path, but it will also attract similar eccentrics who will make that easier.

XYZ: That is powerful. Many people give up safety in order to live their most authentic and eccentric lives, and it can be a bold move to make. Sometimes it is necessary for survival, and sometimes it is born out of the urge to be the change. Did you set out hoping to become that role model that you never had yourself? Or was it an added bonus?

Tux: I don’t really want to be a role model. I’m almost certain that those who may look up to me will find themselves disappointed by many things. I set out with my own personal aspirations and I am seeking to accomplish them. I suggest others do the same with or without my inspiration

XYZ: The term role model is something that can carry additional weight and expectations. Representation is often just as valuable. Simply being visible and sharing information about your own path can make such a difference. We’re grateful that you chose to share more of your story with us! Are you comfortable sharing if you’ve faced any particular pushback as a founder, related to being trans or having they/them pronouns? Speaking of – have you seen

Tux: I have seen Pronouny — it’s a very cool project! The only pushback I’ve received, thankfully, are various bits here and there of transmisogyny. When you’re in a position of power (which so few trans people find themselves in), you will find that the other common inhabitants of power begin to warp their perception of reality to your own in a game of mimicry to either impress or otherwise get something from you. Whether or not they truly believe in your liberation and freedom is a different topic. I would suggest to other trans founders that they try and find similar positions of power to inhabit such that it becomes nonoptimal for folks to give them any “pushback.”

XYZ: For those that are not familiar, the term transmisogyny is a form of discriminmation, harassment, contempt, and other negative experiences directed at and experienced by trans women and transfeminine people. We have listed some resources at the bottom of this post that are tech communities centered around supporting LGBTQ+ groups, which can be of help when combating these experiences. Were you motivated by anyone/anything in particular during the ups and downs of the journey to becoming a founder?

Tux: My biggest inspiration is my favorite poet – an Anarchist from Italy by the name of Renzo Novatore. His poetry has delivered me from the most trying of times. Renzo’s poetry has been so influential that I have taken his name as my own – Tux Novatore Pacific. The words of Bell Hooks (RIP) have also been quite impactful.

XYZ: We learned from the Techcrunch article that you previously worked at cryptography network NuCypher, where you acquired advanced cryptographic techniques. You then applied these techniques to your innovative crypto custodian. Can you tell us how you first became interested in crypto?

Tux: I started off in the hacker space. You know the folks at DEFCON, HOPE, etc. Naturally, I became interested in privacy very young. I got intrigued by encryption and cryptography. Shortly after being hired for my first software engineering gig, I met a sysadmin who happened to have a degree in mathematics. He showed off some cryptography-related math (actually Shannon’s Entropy equation, which I now have tattooed on my wrist) and it was all downhill from there. The obsession began.

XYZ: For some reason, the word “Entropy” is giving us Bill Nye vibes. We know that “Entropy” means a lack of order or predictability – How did you land on that name?

Tux: In cryptography, we require that keys be random (or unpredictable), which we would say “a key is of high entropy” should that be the case. In fact, we can measure the amount of randomness via Shannon’s Entropy equation. I settled on the name Entropy because of the relation of Shannon’s Entropy to threshold cryptography and distributed key generation, and also due to my history with it as my sort of rabbit hole moment with cryptography.

 XYZ: $25M in funding is quite a feat. Was there anything that you did or were exposed to that you felt prepared you to push through the hurdles to get this funding?

Tux: My preseed raise haha. Fundraising is hard, but only in an annoying way. If you have a solid idea, with a solid team, and a solid vision, then the convincing part isn’t difficult – it’s the social, emotional, and logistical parts that are difficult. Having gone through the preseed, I knew what to expect and how to execute better. It definitely prepared me for it. Additionally having a mentor to help guide you through things makes things so much better.

My advice to any other would-be founders is to find a fundraising buddy – someone who is raising money at the same time as you, perhaps in a similar field or even tech. Your fundraising buddy should be willing to help you with some hurdles, and you should be willing to help them with some hurdles. It’s all about cooperation.

XYZ: What factors, if any, contributed to your decision to build on .xyz?

Tux: For whatever reason, crypto has decided that .xyz domains are ours. For us, the .com wasn’t even interesting. I immediately purchased the moment I decided on the name.

Many thanks to Tux for speaking with us, and allowing us this opportunity to learn of their experiences. You can learn more about Tux’s crypto custodian startup by joining the Discord, following the company on Twitter, or by visiting

For additional assistance and support for LGBTQ+ in tech, please consider the following resources:

Lesbians Who Tech & Allies
LGBTQ in Technology
Out in Tech



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.

The diverse .xyz community consists of innovators, dreamers, and makers from different backgrounds, lifestyles, social experiences, races, and religions. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll proudly introduce you to some inspiring websites in the .xyz community that explore and celebrate Black culture.

Artist Gossamer Rozen uses to showcase unique collections of cultural NFT art

Grelysian.xyzSquarespace customer – (United States) is the online home of Gossamer Rozen (a.k.a grelysian), a self-identified transgender, nonbinary, femme, Filipino, and Black fine artist and tattooer. The New York-based artist has been making art primarily to understand their identity and to examine and connect with the world around them. Popular NFT-focused podcast featured Gossamer on the June 2, 2022 episode. In the episode, host and venture capitalist Kevin Rose joins Gossamer for the live minting of Tigerbob, their collection of 1,000 NFTs made from handmade tiger designs.

Gossamer has created culturally-focused NFT projects such as Mrammou, a collection of hand-drawn NFTs in the form of animals, objects, and humans. According to the website’s description, these small drawings, made entirely by hand, are created with colored pencil and ink on paper. They are interpretations of Akan gold weights, which were cast in brass and used as a measuring system for gold dust, the currency used by the Akan people of West Africa for 500 years. Gossamer shares that they were inspired by this tradition, and have been exploring their African heritage and learning about the culture of their ancestors. You can learn more about Gossamer by following them on Twitter and Instagram, listening to their interview, and by visiting

Lifestyle digital platform informs and entertains Miami’s BIPOC community and beyond 

TheCulture.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States) is the online home of digital lifestyle platform The Culture. The platform is the product of Miami-based media agency Hip Rock Star Advertising, which is aimed at producing forward-thinking content to reach the BIPOC community. Readers can be informed by articles on everything from national and local Miami news, music, fashion, events, and lifestyle.


The Culture shares important national news, such as President Biden’s appointment of Karine Jean-Pierre as press secretary, making her the first Black woman to serve in the role, and local Miami news, such as the announcement of The Juneteenth Experience, a multidisciplinary, immersive performance scheduled to take place at the historic North Beach Bandshell. The informative and entertaining platform also promotes its live-streaming program My Two Cents, which presents news, entertainment “and everything in between for the culture.” You can catch My Two Cents every Friday at 6PM on their YouTube channel. makes it easy to stay up to date via their branded social media. They have chosen matching handles across Twitter @TheCultureXYZ, Instagram @TheCultureXYZ, and Facebook @TheCultureXYZ, which makes them easily discoverable and promotes their website URL right in the handle. You can read more about this helpful technique in our latest XYZ Quarterly. Learn more by visiting

Collaborative NFT project amplifies BIPOC creativity in web3

TheBlackArts.xyzGoogle Domains customer – (United States) is the online home of the Black Arts Project (BAP), a curated NFT project aimed at celebrating and supporting Black creativity in the web3 space. BAP is a collaboration with established and new Black artists in the design, music, and art fields designed to create exclusive and innovative NFT collections that will be used to support Black causes.

The Black Arts Project officially launched on March 1, 2022. The project’s first collaboration is with artist Aurélia Durand, illustrator of the New York Times bestselling book This Book is Anti-Racist. The collaboration features a collection of 10,000 unique generative NFT artworks that will launch’s mission to create an inclusive web3 creative community harnessing the power of the Black Arts. For more information, follow the project on Twitter, Tik Tok, and Instagram, join the Discord, or visit

Websites such as,, and demonstrate the importance of merging community and culture into tech. We are inspired to showcase these platforms that are paving the way for the next generation.

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. –  Google Domains customer – (United States)

The .xyz community is home to more and more innovative platforms aimed at making web3 a comfortable space for everyone. Community platform is aimed at developing a more equitable web3. Social networking platform works to connect amateur and experienced crypto investors. NFT-focused podcast provides insightful coverage on web3 developers, new NFT platforms, established creators, and emerging artists. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a San Francisco-based payments processing company aimed at helping developers, creators, and brands accept payment for NFTs using credit cards and cross-chain cryptocurrency: is the online home of Paper, a crypto-focused payments processing company working to address the challenges around the user experience for non-crypto natives in the web3 space. The innovative platform has developed a checkout flow that works with credit cards and supports users without crypto wallets to make buying, using, and holding NFTs easier for everyday customers. Shortly after launching, closed a $7.3 million seed round after a $2 million angel investment, for a total investment of $9.3 million.1 The round was led by VC firms Electric Capital and Initialized Capital with participation from leading video game live streaming service Twitch and event management and ticketing website Eventbrite. aims to use this new capital for hiring, expanding the wallet’s infrastructure and security and making the product usable across more blockchain networks.

The payment platform allows users to create wallets through their email addresses and purchase NFTs with credit cards across the Polygon, Ethereum, Solana, and Avalanche blockchain networks to provide non-crypto consumers a “frictionless” bridge for entry into the marketplace. In the future, will roll out a software development kit (SDK) intended to support the capability of brands and developers to build a custom checkout experience. Users will be able to create a branded environment for the Paper wallet so it only displays the NFTs for that brand, as opposed to displaying all the different NFTs you own.

In the past few months, has worked with various bands and artists. In April 2022, helped digital media brand and YouTube collective Yes Theory on a new NFT project aimed to help fund the release of their feature film documentary Iceman.  Fans of electronic music producer, DJ, and musician deadmau5 can mint NFTs from the artist’s head5 collection via was co-founded by James Sun, a former product manager for leading video game live streaming platform Twitch. As James explained to us, “​​We chose to build on .xyz because the domain represents a new wave of web3 companies, and a lot of the great names have not been squatted by individuals/companies who don’t intend on using it to build a great product.”

As more individuals are familiarizing themselves with the web3 landscape, forward-thinkers like James are helping make the venture less intimidating. You can learn more by following the platform on Twitter 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 - May 2022

May 2022 Highlights

  • Nearly 200 premium XYZ Registry domains were registered*
  • Most popular TLDs in premium sales: .XYZ, .LOL, and .Mom
  • Most popular TLDs in standard sales: .XYZ, .LOL, and .Pics
  • Highest premium sales:,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Smart.Baby, X.Baby ($3,000 MSRP)
  • Highest aftermarket sale: at $103,910
  • Notable market influencer and tech VC Kevin Rose purchased for $9,888 for a new NFT project
  • Aftermarket sale for $39,888 purchased by an Ethereum layer 2 scaling solution
  • 5 letter and 6 letter domains accounted for 20% of the .xyz aftermarket sales reported at NameBio
    • Aftermarket sale for $74,980
    • Aftermarket sale for $39,888
    • Aftermarket sale for $39,888
    • Aftermarket sale for $12,654
  • Worldwide companies and individuals launched their websites on premium XYZ Registry domains
    • Premium domain ($3,000 MSRP) registered by an NFT platform
    • Premium domain YB.Makeup ($1,000 MSRP) domain upgrade registered by a makeup brand, upgrading from
    • Premium domain ($350 MSRP) registered by an NFT collection
    • Premium domain Kim.Mom ($200 MSRP) personal website registered in time to wish their mother a Happy Mother’s Day

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.

XYZ Registry Domains Report – May 2022

Top 20 Premium XYZ Domains Registered

(not ranked) Pro.Makeup** Therapy.Hair SMH.LOL WBD.Audio NFTs.Mom** Top.Autos** ENS.Pics X.Baby**
One.Homes Games.Quest**
Fly.Game Loan.Boats**

More Standout Premium Registrations FTX.Game YB.Makeup Ace.Game Mi.Autos Hot.Game Bit.Flowers** Eva.LOL ThankYou.Mom** BTW.LOL Terra.Mom
Bot.Christmas STFU.LOL TLDR.Mom
Cleveland.Homes** Working.LOL Free.Pics
Seven.Homes** Perfect.Mom Trade.Pics
Select.Homes** More.Autos** Perfect.Pics
Hotel.Homes** Smart.Baby** Truck.Rent

May .xyz Aftermarket Overview


Total dollar value: $475,701.00
Average price: $3,576.70
Low Price: $100.00
High Price: $103,910.00
Maximum SLD characters: 18
2C – 1 (0.75%)
3L – 4 (3.01%)
4L – 10 (7.52 %)

Top 10 XYZ Domains

(Ranked by volume)

  1. .xyz
  2. .LOL
  3. .Pics
  4. .Mom
  5. .Beauty
  6. .Hair
  7. .Quest
  8. .Monster
  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. – $3,000
  8. – $3,000
  9. – $3,000
  10. – $3,000

Top 10 .xyz Aftermarket Sales


  1. – $103,910
  2. – $74,980
  3. – $39,888
  4. – $39,888
  5. – $39,888
  6. – $35,000
  7. – $14,888
  8. – $12,654
  9. – $9,888
  10. – $9,888

Islands.xyzGoogle Domains customer – (United States)

Innovative blockchain-based platforms with common goals of ushering more people into the web3 space are taking residence in the .xyz community. NFT studio seeks to empower creators and brands as they make their way into the web3 landscape. Web3 platform designs and operates Ethereum-compatible NFT marketplaces, games, and communities. DAO-governed helps artists mint NFTs and launch community-driven NFT universes. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a Los Angeles-based platform aimed at initiating content creators into the world of NFT-focused communities and enhancing the experience of already established web3 citizens: is the online home of web3 startup Islands, launched by fellow Forbes Under 30 list alumni Tiffany Zhong1 and Nikhil Srinivasan2. Tiffany and Nikhil also co-founded marketing agency Zebra Intelligence, designed to help brands understand the interests of Gen Z. Their aim with is to populate web3 with more people, specifically web2-based content creators. works to bridge talent from web2 internet companies, like prominent social media platforms Facebook and Instagram, over to web3’s crypto, NFT, and other creator-focused projects where individuals can take ownership of their content, curation, and commerce. Venture capital firm Seven Seven Six, led by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, invested $3.5 million3 to help launch

Those who are interested in becoming members of can request a user name and provide an email for an invitation as well as the address of a digital wallet to connect while signing up. Once onboarded, members will be able to trade NFTs directly within, create new projects called “Islands” within its Discord server, and mint new NFT projects. They can also share their “Islands” with the communities they create. The platform has built profiles for members to share their online identity with the world, token-gated communities to help find like-minded members, and a storefront to easily buy the NFTs needed to join communities of interest. aims to simplify the community creation process by removing much of the potentially confusing crypto aspect.

Since launching at the end of November 2021, has been steadily building the platform and its available tools with safety, simplicity, and ease of use as top priorities. In May 2022, the platform added links and embeds with rich content previews, as well as enhanced security features. For example, after users click a link on, there is a pop-up message asking to confirm the destination before redirecting. has also revamped their Discord. Members can now access the following useful channels:

  • #announcements – product updates, team news, and upcoming events
  • #townhall – bi-weekly updates from the team
  • #general – discussion about all things web3
  • #intros – where members can introduce themselves and greet other members

We are inspired by Tiffany and Nikhil’s aim to help bring web2 talent over to web3. Much like .xyz gives the next generation of internet users the opportunity to brand themselves on a global domain, seeks to empower people to create culture and community in their own corner of the web3 landscape. It’s a great fit. You can learn more by following the platform on Twitter @IslandsXYZ, joining the Discord, and 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.