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.
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.
Check out some highlights from our first full year of Domains Reports:
|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%|
|Maximum SLD characters||19||42||121.05%|
|Average SLD characters||7||7||7|
|Top 10 XYZ Registry Domains
(Ranked by volume)
|Top 10 .xyz Premium Domains Registered
(Price listed is MSRP)
|Top 10 .xyz Aftermarket Sales (source: Namebio.com)||Top 10 Trending .xyz SLD Keywords of 2022 (source: Internal Data July – Dec 2022)|
|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.
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.
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.
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:
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!
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 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.
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.