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. 

.CEO, our 35th domain extension 

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:

  • Craft an impactful digital business card
  • Brand your professional journey online
  • Deliver expert insights
  • Create a sales funnel with a personal touch
  • Establish an online hub for services
  • Highlight your company’s leadership
  • Generate leads for your business
  • Pioneer blockchain and crypto projects
  • Lead the way in emerging technologies

.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:

Digital Identity

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

Thought Leadership

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.

CEO Blogs/Media platforms

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

CEO Solutions

Bold.CEO – Business accelerator program
Halo.CEO – Venture consultancy that helps startups and emerging companies accelerate software product innovation
Disruptive.CEO – Business consultation services

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 

Now is a great opportunity to secure your .CEO domain name. Sign up for our newsletter to stay on top of all .CEO news and register your .CEO domain today.

Introducing #AIMonday

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

  • is the online home of Voice Gems, a generative art project designed to translate voices like’s into a gemstone-like sculpture.
  • is the personal website of Will Garner, an architect integrating artificial intelligence into the field of architecture.

AI-driven businesses

  • is the online home of The Peeps, a UK-based creative concept team that aims to blend traditional skills like copywriting and coding with contemporary technological advancements such as AI, Augmented Reality (AR), and web3 technologies.
  • is the online home of VMOD 3D Library, a repository for digitized fashion materials.
  • is the online home of Optic, a tech startup that employs AI to tackle growing concerns such as fake media and counterfeit non-fungible tokens (NFTs).
  • is the online home of Controlla, a music technology startup founded in 2021 that creates interactive music games and experiences, helping fans engage with music from their favorite artists.

Apps & Tools websites

  • is the online home of Museverse, an AI-powered music production platform. 
  • is the online home of Frontdoor, an innovative AI solution that aims to revolutionize knowledge management.
  • is the online home of Capture, a platform designed to help creators turn their digital content into web3 assets. 


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:

Personal websites

  • is the personal website of self-described “video journalist, director, producer, and editor” Gabriella Lewis.
  • is the personal website of Montreal-based abstract artist Octavious Jones.
  • is the personal website of self-described “Actor, Creator, Entertainer” Ace Anderson.
  • is the personal website of Australia-based book designer Lisa White.

Business websites

  • is the online home of Glossarie, a content writing business that strives to create “exquisitely crafted content” for its clients. 
  • is the online home of INDOxyz, a premium coffee brand from Indonesian coffee entrepreneur Michael Riady.
  • is the online home of Smuggler, an award-winning production company based in Los Angeles, New York, and London.
  • is the online home of Brilliant Labs, a tech company developing open source gadgets, including wearable augmented reality (AR) devices.

Apps & Tools websites

  • is the online home of Pager, a social media solution designed to serve as a visual “link in bio” powered by screenshots.
  • is the online home of Baseflow, a platform designed to simplify the “citizenship by investment” process and assist individuals in joining progressive countries. 
  • is the online home of Access, a platform aimed at helping to build stronger connections between brands, organizations, and their audiences through personalized communication, community building, and content sharing.
  • is a browser-based tool for designing 3D spaces. 

Media platforms

  • is the online home of Lens, a platform dedicated to sharing authentic creator stories that aim to inspire, inform, and entertain.
  •  is the online hub of the Startup Hustle podcast, an entrepreneurship podcast devoted to sharing the stories of startup founders and leaders. 

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

  • is the online home of Polybase Labs, a crypto startup on a mission to develop a “fair, accessible, and safe blockchain infrastructure to make the world more equitable.”
  • is a tech startup developing a decentralized communication protocol and a crypto-native app for crypto communities, creators, and DAOs.
  • is the online home of Gennius XYZ, a fintech company aimed at building and promoting human-to-human technologies that revolutionize digital engagement and loyalty.
  • is the online home of Alongside, a crypto index startup that aims to make it easier for investors to gain exposure to the entire crypto asset market.

NFT platforms

  • is the online home of Vibe, a self-described “NFT-to-Product platform” headquartered in San Francisco.
  • is the online home of Snoop Dogg Passport, an innovative NFT platform offering exclusive content throughout his new tour.
  • is a web3 platform that aims to help NFT collectors track their portfolio across multiple blockchains, and find the best deal across popular NFT marketplaces.
  • is the online home of Highlight, an NFT platform designed to empower creators in the web3 space. 

Apps & Tools websites

  • is the online home of Flooz, a blockchain analytics platform designed to help users make informed investment decisions.
  • is the online home of Storyverse, a web3 platform designed to help users create and share their own digital characters and games.
  • is the online home of Upshot, a platform that provides real-time NFT appraisals using advanced machine learning models.
  • is the online home of Soba, a web3 platform dedicated to user-generated games.

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:

  • Immortal.Game is the online home of Immortal Game, a tech startup introducing the game of chess to web3 through the implementation of NFTs, a marketplace, and play-to-earn (P2E) rewards.
    Bello.LOL is the online home of Bello, a no-code blockchain analytics tool designed for NFT collectors and creators.
  • TTS.Monster is an innovative platform designed to help streamers employ custom AI text-to-speech (TTS) technology during their live streams.
  • Dope.Security is a technology company focused on Secure Web Gateway (SWG) solutions. 
  • IRIS.Audio is the online home of IRIS Audio Technologies, a UK-based startup with a core mission of enabling individuals to “Listen Well.”

Domains Reports and freshly funded .xyz pioneers

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

2023 .xyz Aftermarket overview (source:
Total domain count738
Total dollar value$1,366,563.00
Average price$1,856.74
Low price$100.00
High price$110,000.00
Maximum SLD characters24
Average SLD characters7

Words from #GenerationXYZ:

“Your domain name is your identity on the web, and your domain extension has long been the category of that identity. Our product isn’t primarily a commercial entity or an organization, but rather a digital tool for the internet, and a .xyz domain is the only domain that we feel embodies that. We chose a .xyz domain because it’s clean, memorable, and feels very hacker-esque, and those are the exact types of feelings we want to invoke with our product.”

– John Iadeluca, CEO,

“.xyz is the catchy and memorable URL ending if you are in the web3 space.”

– Andrea Perlak, Founding Partner & CEO,

”At Icebreaker, we’re building a new model for privacy-centered personalized advertising, building on recent advances in zero-knowledge cryptography and self-sovereign data. As such, we wanted a top-level domain that conveys that we are operating at the frontiers of crypto, AI, privacy, and marketing. XYZ was an easy and natural choice.”

– Dan Stone, Co-founder,

“In a world where boundaries are constantly redefined, we chose .xyz as our digital canvas. It’s not just a domain; it’s a statement of limitless possibilities, echoing our ethos at 1L – where we don’t just envision the future, we pioneer it.”

– Team

2023 Highlights

Top 10 XYZ Registry Domains

(Ranked by volume)

  1. .xyz
  2. .lat
  3. .lol
  4. .monster
  5. .pics
  6. .mom
  7. .homes
  8. .autos
  9. .skin
  10. .quest

Top 10 .xyz Premium Domains Registered

(Price listed is MSRP)

  1. – $13,000
  2.** – $3,000
  3.** – $3,000
  4. – $3,000
  5. – $3,000
  6. – $3,000
  7. – $3,000
  8. – $3,000
  9. – $3,000
  10. – $3,000

Top 10 .xyz Aftermarket Sales


  1. – $110,000.00
  2. – $79,888.00
  3. – $74,888.00
  4. – $50,000.00
  5. – $50,000.00
  6. – $49,988.00
  7. – $49,499.00
  8. – $45,000.00
  9. – $40,000.00
  10. – $39,995.00

Top 20 Trending .xyz SLD Keywords of 2023

(source: Internal Data)

  1. ai
  2. my
  3. app
  4. bet
  5. online
  6. tech
  7. vip
  8. shop
  9. web
  10. best
  11. slot
  12. win
  13. home
  14. coin
  15. top
  16. gpt
  17. net
  18. game
  19. link
  20. one

** 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:

  • $50 million: Web3 startup EigenLayer.xyz1
  • $24 million: Restaurant loyalty platform Blackbird.xyz2
  • $20 million: Web3 project Mocaverse.xyz3
  • $20 million: On-chain music platform Sound.xyz4
  • $8 million: Web3 company Superblock.xyz5
  • $9 million: Crypto data platform Shadow.xyz6
  • $7 million: DeFi protocol Panoptic.xyz7
  • $6.2 million: Bitcoin mining pool project Ocean.xyz8
  • $6 million: Blockchain protocol NocturneLabs.xyz9
  • $6 million: Smart contract platform Llama.xyz10
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    In 2023, we have made several updates and enhancements to 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 continues to evolve, these improvements underscore our commitment to enhancing user experience and staying at the forefront of blockchain technology advancements.

    .XYZ and Bluesky

    The 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 profile as your Bluesky handle.

    As a reminder, to use the 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.

    Generation Girl

    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

    .XYZ wins “GDS 2023 Popular New gTLD” award at Global Digital Summit

    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. 

    The relaunch of

    In September we announced the relaunch of our XYZ Registry site at, 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 provides domains for participants at over 262 hackathons 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 for partnering with us in the 2023 edition of REVA HACK.” -Team REVA HACK 2023

    XYZ Anti-Abuse

    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

    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.

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