Happy New Year! As we look forward to our 10th anniversary coming up in 2024 (a decade of .xyz!), let’s also take a moment to celebrate our exceptional 2023. Our partners and cherished community of innovators, dreamers, and makers made this year’s successes possible. Here’s a look back at 2023.
In 2023, XYZ acquired .CEO, an ideal domain for industry leaders. With .CEO as our 35th domain, XYZ continues to empower individuals and organizations to create impactful digital identities.
Designed for industry leaders with strategic vision, the .CEO domain ending empowers users to take control of their brand, name, and online identity. In today’s digital age, an online presence with global reach is vital for establishing authority and influence as a business leader.
Whether you’re looking to cultivate your digital identity as a CEO, build a personal portfolio, establish your brand, or represent a company, .CEO provides a unique platform to make your mark in the digital world.
There are many different ways to use a .CEO domain! You can:
.CEO is suited for individuals, businesses, events, and organizations aiming to create standout websites aligned with leadership and business growth.
Check out just some of the earliest adopters we’ve recognized promoting their brand on .CEO domains:
DN.CEO – Professional website of Daniel Negari, CEO of XYZ
MR.CEO – Professional website of Michael Riedl, CEO of Team Internet, formerly known as CentralNic
MichelleHummel.CEO – Professional website of Michelle Hummel, CEO and Founder of Web Strategy Plus
MikeJohns.CEO – Professional website of Mike Johns, Chief Strategist Officer of Roberts Innovation Investment Group & Founder of Digital Mind State
KingdomDriven.CEO – Podcast website from Sean Kouplen, CEO of Regent Bank and former Secretary of Commerce & Workforce Development for the state of Oklahoma
Bear.CEO – Personal website of Võ Hoàng Mạnh Hùng, aka Strong Bear, co-founder and CEO of Designveloper
Humble.CEO – Personal website of Ben Muresan, motivational speaker
Action.CEO – Online hub of Victor, digital content creator who advises on personal finance, crypto, NFTs, and DeFi.
Black.CEO – Community platform of Black business owners and executives
TheVisionary.CEO – Media platform for founders, visionaries, owners, and CEOs
Her.CEO – Media platform designed to help inspire entrepreneurs
BlueCollar.CEO – Podcast centered on home service businesses
Trends.CEO – Consultancy geared towards helping corporate executives become trusted social media publishers
Brand.CEO – Poland-based marketing agency
Winther.CEO – Norway-based advisor and consultancy services
PeopleFirst.CEO – Programming for professional and personal development
In 2023, we launched the #AIMonday blog series to spotlight innovative AI platforms within the .xyz community. “AI” grew to become a recurrent #1 top keyword in newly registered .xyz domains, which underscores the distinctive appeal of .xyz domains, especially favored by visionary individuals engaged in bleeding-edge technologies such as blockchain, web3, and AI. As .xyz gains traction among the artificial intelligence community, it continues to offer an accessible and unique online platform that empowers individuals and organizations at an affordable cost.
.XYZ domains are a smart choice in the ever-expanding digital landscape, particularly suitable for businesses navigating numerous pivots, including those in cutting-edge tech sectors like AI and beyond. Cost-effective and inherently versatile, .xyz domains offer a blank canvas for a wide array of online endeavors. The adaptability of .xyz domains uniquely positions them to support not just innovative tech startups, but also a diverse range of projects from personal blogs to professional portfolios, seamlessly accommodating the evolving nature of any business.
Here are some of our notable #AIMonday features of the year:
Art and design
Apps & Tools websites
Every Wednesday, our #WebsiteWednesday spotlight proudly features an exciting and creative .xyz community member. In 2023, we’ve shared some unique, diverse, and innovative websites from .xyz community members across the globe. Understanding and sharing diverse voices guides us in our mission to encourage the new generation of internet users to get online.
Here is a selection of our #WebsiteWednesday features of the year:
Apps & Tools websites
More standout #WebsiteWednesday features
.XYZ remains incredibly popular among blockchain developers, and our #BlockchainThursday series shares some of the most innovative projects we’ve had the pleasure of finding. Here’s a look at some of the innovative websites in .xyz’s blockchain community that we’ve shared in 2023:
Blockchain tech startups
Apps & Tools websites
In our #AIMonday, #WebsiteWednesday, and #BlockchainThursday blog series, we’ve taken pride in sharing the creativity and innovation of end-users across our various XYZ Registry domains. These features highlight how each domain is being utilized by forward-thinking individuals and businesses, demonstrating their unique applications in a multitude of industries and personal projects. Have a glance at some of the notable examples we’ve featured:
Our XYZ Registry Domains Report is still going strong, and in addition to sharing highlights and trends in premium sales and aftermarket activity, we also share exciting fundraising wins by various tech startups and platforms in the .xyz community. We present testimonials from registrants of premium and aftermarket sales, share inspiring businesses launching on XYZ premium domains, and spotlight notable influencers using XYZ domains.
Check out some highlights from our 2023 Domains Reports:
|2023 .xyz Aftermarket overview (source: Namebio.com)
|Total domain count
|Total dollar value
|Maximum SLD characters
|Average SLD characters
(Ranked by volume)
(Price listed is MSRP)
(source: Internal Data)
** High/Low priced premium domain. Domains in this tier have a premium price for the first year, but renew at standard pricing. All other premium domains have annual premium renewal fees.
The XYZ Domains Report highlights startups within the .xyz community that have secured substantial venture capital, reflecting their financial stability and innovative potential and exemplifying the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of our community.
Highlighted below is just a selection of the many successes we’ve shared this year:
In 2023, we have made several updates and enhancements to eth.xyz. We’ve introduced extensive cross-chain support, now including blockchains like Arbitrum, Avalanche, Base, Solana, Polygon, Zora, and more, broadening our platform’s reach and capabilities. In addition, our user interface has been revamped, featuring the updated Twitter/X logo, a new website icon, and a convenient hamburger menu for simplified navigation. Profile information now benefits from small UI updates, auto-linking of URLs in custom records, and user-friendly tool-tips on hovering over icons. As eth.xyz continues to evolve, these improvements underscore our commitment to enhancing user experience and staying at the forefront of blockchain technology advancements.
The BlueskyWeb.xyz initiative, aimed at creating a new form of social media, was commissioned in 2019 by technology billionaire and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey while he was still the CEO of Twitter. In May 2023, the Bluesky social network launched. A key feature of the BlueSky social network is the ability to set your own custom domain as your handle. We shared tips on how to use custom .XYZ or .LOL domains as your Bluesky handle, as well as how to use your eth.xyz profile as your Bluesky handle.
As a reminder, 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.
“In collaboration with XYZ, Generation Girl has successfully empowered over 51,200 young females across Indonesia. Our partnership involves the introduction of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) initiatives to these aspiring future female leaders, leveraging XYZ domains for the implementation of various projects. XYZ not only provides domains but also facilitates increased visibility for the girls’ projects through shoutouts on our social media platforms, allowing their impactful work to resonate with a global audience.”
– Tsabita Vera Cyavrilla, Chief Operating Officer at Generation Girl
The 2023 Global Digital Summit (GDS) in Wuxi, China, united leading enterprises, business leaders, and experts from diverse domains, actively fostering communication, integration, and innovation in the digital landscape. At this event, .xyz once again received the esteemed “GDS 2023 Popular New gTLD” award, spotlighting its exceptional performance and valuable contributions to the digital industry.
In September we announced the relaunch of our XYZ Registry site at xyz.xyz, where you can explore the extensive range of the 35 domains we own and operate. The updated website unveils the journey from the visionary inception by Daniel Negari to the establishment of .xyz as a preferred choice for creators and innovators worldwide.
XYZ supported participants in more than 262 hackathons in 2023, marking a 25% increase from our support in 2022! XYZ motivated inspired coders by providing them with .xyz domains, encouraging them to develop their innovative ideas online.
“We’re delighted to share that the event achieved remarkable success. Thanks a lot to Gen.xyz for partnering with us in the 2023 edition of REVA HACK.” -Team REVA HACK 2023
By partnering with cybersecurity companies and regularly scanning our zones for bad actors, the XYZ Registry aims to continuously enhance the Anti-Abuse process to keep the XYZ namespace safe. For more information on our efforts, please visit https://gen.xyz/abuse.
We’re proud of everything that the .xyz community and our team accomplished this past year. Be sure to stay up to date on 2024’s happenings by subscribing to our newsletter, reading our blog, and following us on Instagram, X (Twitter), Threads, LinkedIn, and Facebook.
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.