This past Saturday marked the official launch of the 1.111B® Class of domains, meaning all registrars that offer .xyz domains will now also automatically support the 1.111B® Class. At the same time, we announced our partnership with the crypto-currency platform Ethereum. What is the 1.111B® Class, you ask? It encompasses all 6 through 9 digit .xyz domains, which have been reclassified with a recommended retail price of 99¢ to be used for alternative purposes. And Ethereum did just that; you can now pair your Ethereum wallet with .xyz domains for secure coin management and trading.
We’ve already seen hundreds of unique ways the 1.111B® Class is being used, and this week’s #WebsiteWednesday features just a few to help you get some ideas about what else you can do with your 1.111B® Class domain.
205908.xyz is the home of PeterCxy Networks, a non-profit autonomous research system operated by students, which helps network administrators view important information on other networks through a system called “peering.” The peering system PeterCxy Networks uses is called the AS205908, hence the meaning 205908.xyz.
205777.xyz is an education anycast network which, similar to 205908.xyz, offers peering services, but in this case primarily for testing gateway protocols and hosting projects. 205777.xyz has 7 routers around the globe, which allow users who are separated by thousands of miles to peer into each others networks as if they were in the same room.
Older members of #GenXYZ may remember lots of talk back in 1999 about the Y2K problem, referring to a bug that didn’t allow certain computer file storage dates to exist beyond the year 2000. Now, a similar issue is on the horizon, called the “Year 2038 Problem”, which will have disastrous effects on your files if you aren’t updated to using 64-bit time. Those who are worried and want to track the exact date and time they need to update by should look no further than 20380119.xyz, which is named for the date systems must update by, and features a second by second countdown to when the bug will hit.
Tempusware, YouTube animator and creator of 078596.xyz, is a talented content creator who has amassed an audience of nearly 6,000 subscribers thanks to his re-imaginings of popular TV shows like Doctor Who and Teen Titans, and games like Club Penguin. 078596.xyz is the one-stop place to see his work or connect with him on Twitter, and see the work of his other animator friends as well.
These are just a few of the many ways you can use a 1.111B® Class .xyz domain. At just 99¢, you can secure multiple as identifiers for networks or products, or register YYYYMMDD.xyz domains to mark important dates. Find out what our CEO has to say about these developments in Daniel’s CEO blog.
The possibilities are endless, and the only limit on how to use your domain is your imagination! Hurry to your favorite registrar and secure your 1.111B® Class domains today.