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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.

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