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Paragraph.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

Creator-focused web3 platforms are building their online homes on .xyz domains. Publishing platform Mirror.xyz helps writers distribute and monetize their minted work. Media company Islands.xyz works to bridge talent from web2 internet companies over to web3’s crypto, NFT, and other creator-focused projects. DAO-governed Universe.xyz helps artists mint NFTs and launch community-driven NFT universes. In this week’s #BlockchainThursday, we’ll introduce you to a publishing platform aimed at helping creators publish content, grow audiences, and foster communities: Paragraph.xyz.

Paragraph.xyz

Paragraph.xyz is a web3-native publishing platform that helps creators publish blogs and newsletters for virtual communities. The platform aims to help creators reach their audiences on web2 while using web3 tools to create, distribute, and monetize their content. With Paragraph.xyz, you can develop a community around your newsletter by selling NFT memberships, a feature which is designed to give ownership to your readers. You can also mint special edition NFTs that grant additional features to your readers, like special content, comment privileges,and Discord access. Paragraph.xyz’s current focus is on web3-native writers, DAOs, and NFT communities, with plans to expand to traditional media in the future. On October 24, 2022, Paragraph.xyz announced that they closed a $1.7 million pre-seed funding round led by investment firm Lemniscap. The platform will use the proceeds to expedite product development and user acquisition.1

The platform’s website offers resources to demonstrate what sets the platform apart from other publishing platforms like Substack or Mirror.xyz. Web3 and web2 functionalities are listed for review and comparison. Web3 functionalities of Paragraph.xyz include gasless NFT minting and optional permanent storage on Decentralized Storage Network (DSN) Arweave. Web3 creators who move over to Paragraph.xyz can bring their own NFTs or ERC20 tokens for gating content or they can mint directly on the platform. Paragraph.xyz now integrates with web3 social networks like Farcaster.xyz, which helps discussions from those platforms to be displayed on your posts automatically. Web2 functionalities include the ability to see the email addresses of your subscribers, which can help you to keep track of your subscribers. You can also connect your Paragraph.xyz publication to Google Analytics to track audience, conversion rates, and more. 

Founder Colin Armstrong is a former Engineering Manager at Google and Software Engineer at Coinbase. He originally developed the platform under the name Papyrus, then rebranded and upgraded the domain from Papyrus.dev to the more apt and topical Paragraph.xyz. As Colin explained to us,

“For web3 startups, xyz is an obvious TLD domain name choice. It’s forward-thinking, it symbolizes decentralization, and it’s easily recognizable as web3 by a growing global audience.”

We are proud to have creator-focused platforms like Paragraph.xyz defining the .xyz community. You can learn more by joining the Discord, following the platform on Twitter @paragraph_xyz, and by visiting Paragraph.xyz.

1. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/paragraph-raises-1-7m-pre-seed-funding-to-take-on-legacy-online-publishing-giants-301657341.html
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

Capital.xyzNamecheap customer – (United States)

Forward-thinking businesses have been embracing .xyz domains and upgrading to domain names that signal innovation and expansion. The parent company of popular services such as Cash App and Square credit card reader rebranded to Block.xyz to indicate their growth. Investment firm Dragonfly upgraded to Dragonfly.xyz to signal a global presence and deep technical expertise. Collectible trading card platform Alt upgraded to Alt.xyz as they expanded their alternative assets platform to include options for buying, selling, storing, and borrowing against valuable trading cards. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a newly rebranded financial technology company with a focus on expanded banking services: Capital.xyz.

Capital.xyz

Capital.xyz is the online home of newly named fintech company Capital (previously Party Round). Before rebranding to the more memorable Capital.xyz, Party Round provided solutions for founders, with a focus on an automated fundraising tool. CEO Jordi Hays explained in the press that their rebrand was tied to the company’s expanding vision to support other startups. Party Round reflected a product for fundraising and bringing together investors, but it limited the vision he and co-founder Sarah Chase had for the company. Capital.xyz’s expanded platform will still help startups raise money, but will offer additional features that allow those startups to use their capital immediately.1 As stated simply on their Twitter bio, Capital.xyz aims to help you “raise, hold, spend, and send funds – all in one place.”

The new platform offers benefits for startups as well as investors. Companies can sign up for an account on Capital.xyz to begin fundraising. Capital.xyz can issue a virtual Visa debit card once the companies begin raising capital so they can start using the funds they just received. Startups can also connect the Capital.xyz app to other fintech services like HR platform Gusto. This can help companies to raise money directly through Capital.xyz and then hold, spend, and send cash through it. Potential investors are able to do some angel investing in early-stage companies within Capital.xyz’s network and track that investment. The platform also added an NFT associated with the funding round. Investors can choose whether they wish to display the NFT on Twitter as evidence of their investment. Capital.xyz provides a full set of resources for founders and investors on their Support page, including how to start a fundraising round and how to invest using wire transfer.

We are always happy to have growing, innovative businesses like Capital.xyz in the .xyz community of forward-thinkers, and we look forward to seeing their continued growth. You can learn more by following them on Twitter and LinkedIn, and by visiting Capital.xyz.

1. https://techcrunch.com/2022/10/04/party-rounds-rebrand-is-banking-on-founder-bank-accounts/
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.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals

XYZ hopes you and your loved ones have a happy and healthy Thanksgiving. As you prepare  for the festive holiday season and the approaching new year, it’s a perfect time to give thought to developing your online presence or launching that new idea. This year’s Quarterly series has delivered great tips on the fundamentals of website design, including choosing the ideal domain name, SEO strategy, and designing an impactful website. Now is a great time to put those tips to use.

The XYZ Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales are your chance to score the perfect domain to build your online presence. Check out this year’s great offers:

Term Sale
.xyz 1 year as low as $0.99/1st yr
Monster, .Quest, .Christmas, .LOL, .Pics, .Mom 1 year as low as $1.50/1st yr
Beauty, .Hair, .Skin, .Makeup 1 year as low as $1.50/1st yr
.Homes, .Autos, .Motorcycles, .Boats, .Yachts  1 year as low as $1.50/1st yr
.College, .Baby, .Rent  1 year as low as $5/1st yr

Take advantage of these special deals at one of our featured registrar partners: 

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Find even more registrars below!

Inspiring websites on .Christmas and .xyz domains

As you jump in to choose the ideal domain name (for up to 95% less than standard retail price!), find inspiration from the many innovative and forward-thinking members of the XYZ community: 

  • Launch your web3 platforms and blockchain-based ideas on YourProject.xyz domains, like no-code NFT platform Fair.xyz and collectible trading card platform Alt.xyz
  • Promote your innovative services and solutions on a YourShop.xyz domain, like branding and web design professional PerfectEvolution.xyz
  • Connect with Christmas gift shoppers on a YourStore.Christmas domain, like eCommerce platform Tees.Christmas.
  • Create an online hub to expand your reach on YourBrand.xyz domains, like Tokyo-based rock band Za-Ningen.xyz and Brooklyn-based entrepreneur, coach, and educator MattGray.xyz
  • Attract holiday worshippers on a dedicated YourChurch.Christmas domain, like Fayetteville, GA’s NewHope.Christmas
  • Showcase your special skills and creativity on your own FirstNameLastName.xyz, like skilled artist NinaFraser.xyz

Consider getting a jump on your holiday gift list by getting members of your family their own .xyz and .Christmas domains. Your website is your own piece of the internet, and giving the gift of a XYZ domain helps your loved ones share their creativity, passion, and innovation with the world. You can find even more festive .Christmas inspiration on our .Christmas blog post.
 

Descriptive and memorable websites powered by XYZ Domains

With so many unique domain extensions on sale, you’re sure to find some for yourself and everyone on your list. 

  • Secure the exact match domain for your school and develop an online hub like Oregon-based micro-college Wayfinding.College.
  • Establish your brand’s eCommerce platform like Minnesota-based maternity wear and baby toy shop Blossom.Baby.
  • Match your domain name with your brand name for a memorable user experience like Poland-based scooter rental platform QOOL.Rent.
  • Create a special space for yourself online like Photo.Monster, the online home of photographer Milko Milkov.
  • Promote your innovative business on a domain that shows your audience you are always pursuing excellence, like metaverse-native company DejaVu.Quest.
  • Find your niche on a domain that sparks joy like designer Shane Zucker’s personal portfolio Design.LOL.
  • Develop a standout brand image like Pittsburgh-based photographers Loop.Pics.
  • Nurture a mommy blog or family-focused website like CountryHippie.Mom.

 

Professional websites in Homes and Transportation

Consider making your mark on a specific industry by making use of our .Homes, .Autos, .Motorcycles, .Boats, and .Yachts domains. 

  • Expand your real estate business’ reach by building on a .Homes domain, like realtor Joe Kosko’s JoeKnows.Homes
  • Help your automotive or powersport business stand out with memorable domains like Dressup.Motorcycles and Owzo.Autos
  • Set your nautical business on a course for success with a catchy .Boats or .Yachts domain like Cross.Boats and Vi.Yachts

 

Domain ideas making a mark on the beauty industry

The XYZ Black Friday Cyber Monday sales can help you finally launch that skincare line, promote your status as a beauty influencer, or build your online portfolio to become your region’s go-to makeup artist.  

  • Create an online home for your beauty brand like NuYou.Beauty
  • Leave a mark on the industry with a memorable .Skin domain like BlueSun.Skin
  • Help new and potential clients connect with your salon on a .Hair domain like ShearFaith.Hair
  • Claim your professional specialty with a .Makeup domain like EmilyAdams.Makeup

Don’t wait to get the look. Choose your memorable domain name today

You can connect with any passion on a deeper level by sharing it with a global audience on your new XYZ website. These Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are available now. Score your ideal domain names before someone else does at one of our featured registrar partners below!

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MichaelHo.xyzNetwork Solutions customer – (Japan)

The .xyz community is home to talented visual creatives using .xyz domains to develop their portfolios and showcase their artwork. Illustrator Leighton Gray uses LeightonGray.xyz to display her assortment of artwork and creative endeavors. Visual effects (VFX) designer Yue Jia uses Realtime.xyz to share his VFX designs. Programmer Rosenbloomboom.xyz showcases their Unity3D, C++, JavaScript, and Ionic-based gaming projects. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a contemporary artist who shares his artwork using a “FirstNameLastName.xyz” domain: MichaelHo.xyz.

MichaelHo.xyz

MichaelHo.xyz is the personal website of Michael Rikio Ming Hee Ho. Born in Hawaii, Michael is a Cantonese, Japanese American contemporary artist currently based in Tokyo. He specializes in creating art that is aimed to encourage dialogue about today’s society. Michael graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Fine Arts from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2018. At the end of that year, he moved to Tokyo and began showing work in Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Los Angeles. Michael is represented by Tokyo International Gallery and is a member of the collaborative art space Shinokubo UGO.1 In 2022, Michael was selected as one of “30 Artists under 35” by leading art magazine ARTnews Japan.2

MichaelHo.xyz

Michael’s Selected Artwork, CV, and Bio are easy to explore with a simple and informative website design. Visitors can easily navigate to each page, which can help make Michael’s information easy to find. Michael features a slideshow of his unique, text-based artwork on his homepage. For a more detailed experience, click on the Selected Artwork link to see each art piece with a full description, such as a work titled Good Enough. This work is made of enamel, acrylic, ink transfers, spray paint and resin on canvas and stands over 4 feet tall. It is a black and white oblong structure that has been spray painted with the words “GOOD ENOUGH” in bright orange. Another piece is titled Hyperinflation, and stands nearly 5 feet tall. Made of the same materials, the artwork reads “HIGH MARKET VOLATILITY AND HYPERINFLATION ARE A PART OF THE WORK” in stenciled black spray paint on top of a colorful background. With Michael’s inclusion of his CV page, potential collaborators, galleries, and clients can gain a full understanding of Michael’s talent, background, and experience, which can help them make the choice to work with him. 

Using a FirstNameLastName.xyz domain like MichaelHo.xyz for your personal website can be beneficial, because MIchael is not limited by any third-party platform constraints. He can use his website as the online hub of his artwork, and maintain complete control over how he presents his creations. We are excited to have Michael and his artwork in the .xyz community of innovative artists and creatives. You can learn more about Michael and see more of his artwork by following him on Instagram and by visiting MichaelHo.xyz.

1. https://www.tokyoartbeat.com/en/venues/-/DD7ED46A
2. https://artnewsjapan.com/30artists_u35/article/12

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.

Santa is making his list and checking it twice, because Christmas is coming up around the bend. Before we start gift shopping and dressing the tree, we’d like to introduce you to a selection of inspiring websites developed on the most festive domain extension in the XYZ Family: .Christmas

Festive and memorable .Christmas domains can promote your holiday gifts and services and make your holiday information easy to find online. From Santas-for-hire and Christmas music catalogs to holiday fun and games, here are .Christmas domains that can help instill holiday cheer:

SantaForACause.ChristmasNetwork Solutions customer

SantaForACause.Christmas is the online hub of Texas-based Mike Larrivee’s Santa-for-hire services. He boasts a career long enough to see two generations of children telling Santa what they most want for Christmas. 

SantaForACause.Christmas

Mike’s largest venue is the Highway 6 Parade of Lights, an annual fundraiser for the Texas Volunteer Firefighter Relief Fund. He waves and wishes a merry Christmas to thousands each year. He is available for hire for Christmas parties and special events, and has even been known to show up at individual homes for a little extra convincing that Santa Claus is real. Mike doesn’t charge nonprofits, schools, or hospitals for his Santa services. For private or corporate groups, he asks only for a donation to the Texas Volunteer Firefighter Relief Fund. You can book directly online or send an inquiry using the custom branded email address [email protected] For more information, you can follow Mike on Facebook and visit SantaForACause.Christmas

NorthPoleSantaClaus.Christmas1API customer

NorthPoleSantaClaus.Christmas is another website offering unique Santa services – and then some. This Colorado-based Santa offers online visits straight from his office at the “North Pole.” Scheduling for the 5, 10, or 15 minute Online Visits opens in mid–October. 

NorthPoleSantaClaus.Christmas

In addition to Santa visits, there are lots of Christmas-themed resources to be found on NorthPoleSantaClaus.Christmas. Children can learn all about Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, the elves, and the flying reindeer. You can visit the Answers to Children’s Questions page for insight about the biggest Christmas mysteries such as “How does Santa deliver presents all over the world in one night?” and “How do reindeer fly?” Over on the Fun Family Things to Do page, you can find fun card games and coloring pages. You can learn more by visiting NorthPoleSantaClaus.Christmas.

NorthPoleMail.ChristmaseNom customer

NorthPoleMail.Christmas is the online hub of the North Pole Post Office. At least that’s what “Judy the Elf” would like to help you believe. As she is quoted on the homepage, “Seeing isn’t believing. Believing is seeing.”

NorthPoleMail.Christmas

This fun and child-friendly platform helps believers of all ages email letters and wish lists to Santa. This charming feature includes the branded email address [email protected], which can help those wish lists reach Santa in time.  There are additional features, such as Reviews of Christmas Books and Christmas TV Specials. One of Judy’s personal favorites is “Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town,” which first aired back on December 14, 1970. You can unwrap all the fun by visiting NorthPoleMail.Christmas.

Records.Christmas1API customer

Records.Christmas is a website that aims to “capture the variety, rich traditions, and sheer artistic quality of Christmas records.” The website primarily consists of Christmas music articles and a database of short album reviews, covering records from all regions of the world and of every type of Christmas music, from all decades of music history.

Records.Christmas

To help get you in the Christmas spirit, check out The Top 10 Christmas Albums of 2021 to find last year’s biggest Christmas hits from around the world. You can also read a review of Elvis’ Christmas Album, the best-selling Christmas Album of all time. You can learn more by visiting Records.Christmas.

Marathon.ChristmasGandi customer

Marathon.Christmas is the online home of Marathon Christmas, an annual 25-hour holiday music marathon on New Jersey-based radio station 103.3FM WPRB.

Marathon.Christmas

The winter-themed website operates as an online hub for the WPRB community excited about Christmas. Marathon.Christmas features archives of past marathons, updates about this year’s marathon, song request submissions, and more. WPRB welcomes any inquiries or feedback via the branded email address [email protected]hristmas. A custom email address like this can help 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 assured that they’re reaching out to the appropriate person. You can learn more by visiting Marathon.Christmas.

HowLongTo.ChristmasLedl.net customer 

Lastly, all this talk about Christmas might have you wondering just how close we are to the big day. Christmas-tracker HowLongTo.Christmas can help you answer that immediately.  

HowLongTo.Christmas

Austria-based advertising agency Villa Marianne designed the Santa-themed Christmas countdown which displays just how many days, hours, minutes, and seconds are left until Christmas morning. Santa’s tell-tale beard and mustache adorn the screen directly under the timer, which can help children of all ages get ready for their favorite holiday of the year. You can check it out for yourself at HowLongTo.Christmas.

With so many festive projects coming to life, now is a great time to launch your idea on a .Christmas domain of your own. 

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