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Culture3.xyzGoogle Domains customer – (United Kingdom)

Blockchain-focused pioneers are using .xyz domains to help promote the innovations and possibilities of web3. Tech startup ClutchWallet.xyz is aimed at humanizing crypto and empowering more women to enter web3. Forbes-featured artist Brandon Tory’s Formless.xyz leverages blockchain technology to change the way music and other digital content is valued and distributed. Social networking platform Prysm.xyz works to connect amateur and experienced crypto investors. In this week’s #BlockchainThursday, we’ll introduce you to a platform aimed at exploring what web3 contributes to culture, commerce, and society: Culture3.xyz.

Culture3.xyz

Overview

Culture3.xyz is the online home of Culture3, a media platform designed to explore the impact of blockchains, the metaverse, artificial intelligence, and the changing evolution of the internet. The platform aims to exhibit the best of web3 culture to help steer the narrative and ensure its reception is positive. Culture3.xyz is founded by world-renowned Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest photographer, entrepreneur, and social activist Misan Harriman, who also serves as Editor-in-Chief. Nigerian-born Misan is one of the most widely-shared photographers of the BLM movement, and the first Black man to photograph a cover of British Vogue in the magazine’s 104-year history.1

Culture3.xyz

Artistry, Builders, and Communities

Misan and his team use Culture3.xyz to celebrate three primary aspects of web3 culture: the creative vitality of web3 artistry, innovative web3 builders, and the communities being developed on web3. On the homepage, select the Artistry option to read features exploring the many cultural mediums being redefined by web3. Check out Art or Abomination, an exploration of the discourse around Artificial Intelligence (AI) creative tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Lensa’s AI selfie app. You can also select Conversation with David Jones to learn about the internationally best-selling author and poet who is now creating poetry NFTs and who believes AI is going to “revitalize the literary world.” The Builders page is where you can learn about the ways that web3 is re-wiring various industries. You can read posts like How Play-to-Earn gaming can thrive in web3, written by Forbes-featured author Greg Larson2, which dives into the crypto gaming industry and the play-to-earn (P2E) gaming trend. Visit the Communities page for a wide assortment of posts that highlight how web3 is changing the ways that people collaborate. The feature Why 2023 will be the year of PROOF is a conversation with Amanda (also known as akaStevey on Twitter), the head of Culture and Community at Proof.xyz. What began as the online home for venture capitalist Kevin Rose’s NFT-focused podcast has grown into a private art community of 1,000 NFT collectors and artists, with projects like Moonbirds.xyz and Oddities.xyz.

Conclusion

The media platform recently upgraded their domain from Culture3.com to the memorably rhyming Culture3.xyz. As VP Operations Leo Nasskau told us, “We built on .xyz because it is, alongside ‘connect wallet’, the primary icon of web3 that crypto-natives expect to see. Without it, our rhetoric about believing in what web3 can achieve would ring hollow.” We are inspired by Culture3’s interest in educating the public about web3, and amplifying the talent, innovation, and artistry within. You can learn more by following the platform on Twitter @culture3xyz and by visiting Culture3.xyz.

1. https://www.vogue.co.uk/news/article/misan-harriman-vogue-cover
2. https://www.forbes.com/sites/nickdiunte/2021/05/17/greg-larsons-clubbie-exposes-the-rough-finances-of-minor-league-life/?sh=695850fc38a3

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.

AceofAllTrades.xyzSquarespace customer – (United States)

The .xyz community is home to many accomplished individuals using .xyz to showcase their passions and career experiences. San Francisco-based independent journalist Melissa Hung uses MelissaHung.xyz to highlight her writing portfolio. Australia-based artist Serwah Attafuah uses Serwah.xyz to showcase her digital art and NFT creations. Political satirist Bassem Youssef uses BassemYoussef.xyz to share his media appearances, upcoming shows, and press clippings. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an accomplished actor, comedian, rapper, filmmaker, and graphic designer who highlights his vast career experiences on his own personal website: AceofAllTrades.xyz.

AceofAllTrades.xyz

AceofAllTrades.xyz is the personal website of self-described “Actor, Creator, Entertainer” Ace Anderson. Ace developed the moniker “Ace of All Trades: The Modern Renaissance Man” after pursuing his interests as a professional actor, comedian, rapper, filmmaker, and graphic designer. The Florida-based multi-hyphenate creative earned his BFA in Acting from Meadows School of The Arts at Southern Methodist University. After working at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as the lead Graphic designer for a couple of years, Ace developed his own brand design and development company called The Striped Heart. Since 2016, Ace and his wife, Gabrielle Reyes, have been working together on various projects to make their life’s dreams of artistry, health, and well-being a reality.

Born to Jamaican immigrants in Englewood, New Jersey, Ace developed a passion for acting at an early age while growing up in West Palm Beach, Florida. He honed his skills by reenacting Eddie Murphy’s skits from Saturday Night Live and developed a knack for storytelling. In 2013, he joined The Brierley Resident Acting Company of the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theater Center, where he continued to sharpen his craft and deliver powerful performances.

In 2020, Ace began to earn roles in television productions such as S.W.A.T., The Last O.G., Bust Down, and Law & Order: Organized Crime. He has recently taken on a new role behind the camera, as the Chief Marketing Officer for his wife’s touring cooking class series, One Great Vegan.1

AceofAllTrades.xyz

Ace invites fans and visitors to AceofAllTrades.xyz from his entertaining Instagram account with 16K followers, and an extremely popular Tik Tok account with over 200K followers and over 3M likes. His career endeavors are displayed in an easy-to-navigate manner for visitors to explore on AceofAllTrades.xyz. The homepage has a portrait of Ace in a red suit underneath multiple topics to choose from. For instance, on his Actor page you can check out his various acting reels, including his Commercial Reel, Comedy Reel, and Theatrical Reel. You can also view his various acting clips, such as a scene in 2021’s Red Stone, starring Neal McDonough.2 If you click over to Ace’s Creator page, you can find information about his full-service, design-driven international production company The Striped Heart. You can check out samples from The Striped Heart portfolio, including the logo design for Houston-based non-profit organization Adam’s House Foundation. Ace shares his biography on his About Me page, where he also shares contact information for talent booking, design inquiries, and press inquiries. This is a great resource that makes it very simple for potential collaborators, clients, and fans to reach out and make contact.

There is great benefit in a domain like AceofAllTrades.xyz for your personal website. Website visitors have the opportunity to experience a wide sampling of Ace’s completed projects all in one place. The simplified navigation makes it easy for visitors to get a strong sense of Ace’s abilities and help them consider him for a collaboration.

For Ace, the decision to choose .xyz seems like it was an easy one. As he told us,

“.xyz was the most unique, honestly, and I liked the tagline “From A-C-E to X-Y-Z” for my vlogging.”

We are proud to have the multi-talented Ace Anderson in the .xyz community. You can learn more about Ace by following him on Tik Tok, Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram, and by visiting AceofAllTrades.xyz.

1. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3889501/
2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=phhQjgHzW1Y

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.

Fun.xyzGoogle Domains customer – (United States)

Web3-focused businesses are building their online homes on .xyz domains. Blockchain-based music technology company Formless.xyz is aimed at changing the way music and other digital content is valued and distributed. Kenya-based company Mara.xyz strives to empower more Africans to enter the world of crypto. Venture capital firm Paradigm.xyz is co-founded by Forbes-featured billionaire Fred Ehrsam and is focused on investing in web3-based companies. In this week’s #BlockchainThursday, we’ll introduce you to a blockchain software development company aimed at advancing global economic freedom: Fun.xyz.

Fun.xyz

Fun.xyz is the online home of Fun, a blockchain software development company that strives to leverage new blockchain technology to advance global economic freedom. The company is working in partnership with the Odsy.xyz blockchain network, a secure and programmable decentralized access control layer to all of web3, to build cross-chain wallet infrastructure. Their aim is to empower developers with the foundational components for new wallet APIs and protocols to provide seamless experiences for their customers. In October 2022, Fun.xyz raised $3.9 million to build a full product ecosystem. Backing venture capital funds include Tinder co-founder Justin Mateen’s Jam Fund, Soma Ventures, and Nomo Ventures.1

On October 27, 2022, Fun.xyz shared their motivation and thoughts on smart wallets in a series of Tweets. The San Francisco-based company believes that smart wallets have limitations because they can only be used on one blockchain. They aim to solve the pain point that smart wallets cannot fully control funds without manual transactions or a central custodian. Fun.xyz believes the solution to this problem is cross-chain infrastructure, which is being developed by the Odsy.xyz network.2

Fun.xyz is founded by former Meta machine learning engineer Mario Baxter and 23-year-old Stanford University graduate Alex Fine. Alex believes the .xyz domain is a great option for innovative businesses. As he explained to us,

“To us, xyz stands as a subtle rebellion against the status quo. While it’s equally (if not more) memorable than a legacy TLD, it also conjures feelings of mystery, excitement and innovation. Additionally, being at the end of the alphabet it has a similar feeling of finality that you might find in the phrase ‘qed.’“

– Alex Fine, CEO @ Fun.xyz

We are glad to have Alex and his company among the imaginative .xyz community of innovators. You can learn more by following the platform on Twitter and LinkedIn @funxyz, and by visiting Fun.xyz.

1. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/fun-5da2
2. https://twitter.com/FUN/status/1585709753149190144?s=20&t=7k6jwBeAEuEfP5qOLQRZaw

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.

JonestheArtist.xyzNetwork Solutions customer – (Canada)

The .xyz community consists of many talented artists using .xyz to highlight their work. Contemporary artist Michael Ho uses MichaelHo.xyz to share his innovative artwork. Independent and commercial artist AdamLatham.xyz showcases his artwork and business projects. Multidisciplinary artist Nina Fraser displays her creative work on NinaFraser.xyz. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an abstract artist who shares his assortment of creative work on his own personal website: JonestheArtist.xyz.

JonestheArtist.xyz

JonestheArtist.xyz is the personal website of Montreal-based abstract artist Octavious Jones. Octavious studied Cinema, Video, and Communications at Dawson College and learned about game design, animation, and other digital mediums. After graduating, he wanted to explore mediums outside of digital art. He enrolled at Montreal’s Concordia University and received his BFA in 2021. Influenced by art methods and movements such as Fluxus and Automatism, Octavious prefers his paintings to have intricate details. He believes in the endless possibilities that exist when a painting provides thousands of micro relationships for viewers to respond to.

JonestheArtist.xyz

Octavious’ Exhibitions, eCommerce shop, and Bio are easy to explore with a simple and informative website design, which can help him to attract collaborators, customers, and clients. The eye-catching homepage of JonestheArtist.xyz contains a digital painting featuring a bold splash of vibrant colors. Clicking on the image takes you directly to Octavious’ Digital Paintings page, one of many options available when you hover over the “Art” option on his menu bar. Octavious shares that his digital paintings can be printed in a variety of sizes on various materials, including plexiglass, brushed white aluminum, canvas, and photo paper. You can also visit the Collaborations page to see the different collaborative projects that Octavious has worked on. Check out the Galerie B page to learn about the curation by artistic marketing agency LNDMRK, where Octavious performed a series of live painting sessions on several surfaces, such as a bench, pillows, and an 8-foot canvas.  On the Magnets page, Octavious highlights his series of magnets frozen in ice. The project developed into a time-based performance where viewers could experience the magnets finding each other through an unpredictable melting process.

Fans of Octavious’ artwork can visit his Commissions page to consider ordering bespoke artwork. As he shares on his website, Octavious offers custom paintings that are color-coordinated to provide an elevated experience of the home. JonestheArtist.xyz features a Contact page, where Octavious shares his social media handles and a means to send him an email. This is a great resource that makes it simple for potential collaborators or fans to reach out and make contact. You can learn more about the benefits of Contact pages in our recent Quarterly Report. In addition, there is a great benefit to a branded email address like [email protected] Using a custom email address helps to establish professionalism and 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. 

We are glad to have Octavious among the thriving .xyz community of artists, creators, and makers. You can learn more about Octavious by following him on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, and by visiting JonestheArtist.xyz.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

XYZ’s 2022 Year in Review
We hope your 2023 is off to a great start. As we look forward to the year of possibilities ahead, let’s remember all the good times from last year!. Our wins could not be possible without the support of our partners and our community of innovators, dreamers, and makers. Let’s take a look at everything we accomplished together in 2022.

Our first full year of Domains Reports

In the final quarter of 2021, we introduced the XYZ Registry Domains Report, sharing highlights and trends in premium sales and aftermarket activity. Now with our first full year of monthly reports under our belt, we’re delighted to announce that the XYZ Registry Domains Report has become our second most popular report. In addition to sales and aftermarket activity, you can read glowing testimonials from registrants of premium and aftermarket sales, learn about inspiring businesses launching on XYZ premium domains, and discover notable influencers using XYZ domains.
XYZ Registry Domains Report
Check out some highlights from our first full year of Domains Reports:

2022 and 2021 .xyz Aftermarket Comparison

2022 and 2021 .xyz Aftermarket Comparison (source: Namebio.com) 2021 2022 Changes
Total domain count 579 1,608 177.72%
Total dollar value $2,018,274.00 $4,394,613.00 117.74%
Average price $3,485.79 $2,732.97 -21.60%
Low price $100.00 $100.00 0.00%
High price $79,888.00 $199,888.00 150.21%
Maximum SLD characters 19 42 121.05%
Average SLD characters 7 7 7

2022 Highlights

Top 10 XYZ Registry Domains
(Ranked by volume)
Top 10 .xyz Premium Domains Registered
(Price listed is MSRP)
  1. .xyz
  2. .Monster
  3. .Quest
  4. .LOL
  5. .Beauty
  6. .Homes
  7. .Pics
  8. .Autos
  9. .Mom
  10. .Skin
  1. P.xyz – $13,000
  2. Travel.xyz – $13,000
  3. 0.xyz – $13,000
  4. G.xyz – $13,000
  5. N.xyz – $13,000
  6. T.xyz – $13,000
  7. Connect.xyz – $13,000
  8. Sky.xyz – $13,000
  9. Me.xyz – $13,000
  10. 5.xyz – $13,000
Top 10 .xyz Aftermarket Sales (source: Namebio.com) Top 10 Trending .xyz SLD Keywords of 2022 (source: Internal Data July – Dec 2022)
  1. Bull.xyz – $199,888
  2. Sino.xyz – $119,911
  3. Wrap.xyz – $110,000
  4. Capital.xyz – $105,000
  5. Profile.xyz – $104,000
  6. Sportsbet.xyz – $103,910
  7. Bolt.xyz – $79,888
  8. Pixels.xyz – $74,980
  9. Conduit.xyz – $69,888
  10. Momentum.xyz – $69,888
  1. art
  2. app
  3. shop
  4. web
  5. bet
  6. tech
  7. win
  8. online
  9. nft
  10. lab

Newly launched websites built on domains sold in the aftermarket

Arcade.xyz – ($25,500) Fortress.xyz – ($59,888) Mantle.xyz –  ($23,420)
Bebop.xyz – ($39,888) Keys.xyz – ($50,000) Recursive.xyz –  ($8,000)
Alongside.xyz – ($5,500) Overlord.xyz – ($14,888) Homage.xyz –  ($7,888)

As we indicated in our recent Quarterly, we aim to continue enhancing the Domains Report with even more features. Be sure to subscribe to our newsletter so you don’t miss the next XYZ Registry Domains Report. If you’d like to share feedback, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

34 domain extensions and counting

34 domain extensions and counting
In March, we proudly announced our most dramatic expansion of the XYZ Family with ten new domain names to help you develop your powerful online presence. .Game, .Guitars, .Audio, .Christmas, .Diet, .Flowers, .Hosting, .Pics, .Mom, and .LOL are descriptive, memorable, and keyword-rich domains that can help you establish your brand online.

In August, XYZ became the next steward for .LAT, the domain inspired by LATAM pride. .LAT domains can be registered by anybody, anywhere, without restrictions. XYZ is dedicated to the growth and enrichment of online prosperity in Latin America and around the world, where an affordable, short, and generic domain ending is essential for representing Latinos worldwide.

#WebsiteWednesday

Every Wednesday we proudly feature a #WebsiteWednesday spotlight on an exciting and creative member of the .xyz community. This year we’ve shared some of the most distinctive and innovative websites we’ve had the pleasure of seeing from .xyz community members across the globe and from all walks of life. At XYZ, diversity, equity, and inclusion is central to our mission and our global impact. Understanding and sharing diverse voices is part of our mission to help the new generation of internet users to get online.

Here are some of our inspiring #WebsiteWednesday features of 2022.

Personal websites

  • Erindale.xyz is the personal website of UK-based 3D artist and educator Erindale Woodford.
  • MattGray.xyz is the personal website of Brooklyn-based entrepreneur, coach, and educator Matt Gray.
  • JacksonHoward.xyz is the online portfolio of New York Times writer and accomplished book editor Jackson Howard.
  • BassemYoussef.xyz is the online hub of doctor and political satirist Bassem Youssef.

Business websites

  • Mara.xyz is a Kenya-based company offering a suite of crypto products designed to help increase the number of Africans who can participate in the crypto economy.
  • ClutchWallet.xyz is a startup aimed at humanizing crypto and empowering more women to enter the web3 space.
  • BCL.xyz is the online home of FOX Entertainment’s new NFT-focused web3 studio Blockchain Creative Labs.
  • Entropy.xyz is the online home of Entropy, a decentralized crypto custodian developed by Tux Pacific, a trailblazing hacker, cryptographer, anarchist, entrepreneur, and proud member of the transgender community.
  • ArtsandLetters.xyz is the online home of creative agency Arts and Letters Creative Co., which boasts a client roster of world-renowned brands like Google and ESPN.

Membership websites

  • A0k1verse.xyz is an NFT membership community created by DJ Steve Aoki.
  • TheHug.xyz is a Web3 community platform that works to embrace and empower all creators.

Apps & Tools websites

  • Sound.xyz is a crypto-based music publishing platform that aims to help musicians maximize the value of their work.
  • Fingerspelling.xyz is an innovative learning tool that leverages hand recognition technology paired with machine learning to help teach American Sign Language.
  • Alt.xyz is an alternative asset platform for those seeking to research, trade, and securely store high-value collectible trading cards.
  • Fair.xyz is a no-code NFT platform aimed at creating a more efficient and fair NFT launch process for both creators and collectors.

Blog websites

  • TrashMag.xyz is the online home of women and queer-led independent zine Trash Mag, aimed at cultivating community through creativity.
  • TheCulture.xyz is the online home of digital lifestyle platform The Culture, aimed at producing forward-thinking content to reach the Black community.

More standout #WebsiteWednesday features in 2022

MichaelHo.xyz NinaFraser.xyz Circular.xyz
Capital.xyz  Kindling.xyz  Offbeat.xyz
PizzaTime.xyz Disco.xyz TheBlackArts.xyz
Sole2Soul.xyz  Paradigm.xyz Prysm.xyz
Formless.xyz Destiny.xyz Dragonfly.xyz

#BlockchainThursday

#BlockchainThursday
In 2022, .xyz’s popularity among web3 developers continued to grow, so we launched a new blog series titled #BlockchainThursday to complement #WebsiteWednesday. Every Thursday we now share a #BlockchainThursday feature about a forward-thinking member of .xyz’s blockchain community. Here’s a look at the innovative websites we’ve shared in 2022:

  • Paragraph.xyz is a web3 publishing platform aimed at helping content creators monetize their work and develop their communities.
  • DoliaCats.xyz is the online home of NFT artist Daniil Dolia’s latest NFT collection and Meowverse ecosystem of games, a decentralized finance platform, and more.
  • Travel.xyz is a web3 ticketing platform that helps you buy, transfer, resell, and auction NFT plane tickets.
  • N.xyz is the online home of former Google SVP Sridhar Ramaswmy’s blockchain data firm.
  • CoopRecords.xyz is the online home of crypto influencer Cooper Turley’s web3 venture fund aimed at investing in the next generation of music.

Eth.xyz

Last December, we launched eth.xyz, a service we developed to help ENS users share what they want to the world. With eth.xyz, all .eth name holders can display their ENS profiles in all web browsers. 2022 saw over 3 million visits to eth.xyz profiles!
eth.xyz
To use the eth.xyz shortlink , just add “.xyz” to the end of any .eth name in any web browser and the corresponding ENS profile will display. The profile content is automatically populated from publicly available information provided through ENS, and is ultimately controlled by the relevant ENS user.

XYZ provides domains for participants at over 200 hackathons worldwide

XYZ helped support participants at over 200 hackathons in 2022! Inspired and motivated coders received .xyz domains to help encourage them to develop their creative ideas online. Hackathons were held throughout the world and virtually, allowing for more participants than ever.

XYZ Anti-Abuse

In 2022, the XYZ Registry’s no-tolerance policy for abuse in our zones was recognized by Spamhaus, the leading authority on IP and domain reputation data. In collaboration with XYZ, Spamhaus published a 3-part series of blog posts regarding domain abuse, combating bad actors, and best practices when emailing from a new domain. Here’s a rundown:

We started off our series diving into what XYZ considers abuse, the XYZ Anti-Abuse Policy and the process we use to protect the internet from bad actors.

For this installment, we discuss how the registry, registrar, and cybersecurity organizations should work together to stop bad actors.

In the final part of this series, we identify what it takes to get you flagged for spamming, and common deliverability issues that new domain users come across and ways to potentially overcome them.

The XYZ Registry continues to enhance the Anti-Abuse process by partnering with cybersecurity companies, regularly scanning our zones for bad actors and seeking out more ways to keep the XYZ namespaces safe. For more information on all of our abuse efforts, please visit https://gen.xyz/abuse.

We’re proud of everything that the .xyz community and our team accomplished in 2022. Be sure to stay up to date on 2023’s happenings by subscribing to our newsletter, reading our blog, and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook.