November was a busy month for us here at XYZ. Team XYZ was out meeting with investors, resellers, and end users at 6 different events this month, including across the ocean in China and the Netherlands. Now that we are all back home, we wanted to give a recap of our month and all the amazing events we attended.
World Hosting Day in Beijing officially came to a close last week, and our CEO, Daniel Negari, was there with our new Director of Business Development in China, Mason Zhang, to focus on one of XYZ’s most important markets.
Daniel was a keynote speaker and gave an excellent talk on XYZ’s unique marketing strategies, and how that success will be used to expand in China. Daniel was also a member on the Domain Name Roundtable panel, where he explained how startups and new businesses buying .xyz domains in the aftermarket bodes well for investors. The day ended with an exclusive interview with newg.TV, which covers how .xyz came to be and the direction we’re going in. Check out the full video interview below.
But that’s not all, Daniel brought the #XYZSquad (and a whole bunch of swag) with him to China for the first time ever. Just like in Los Angeles, attendees were enamored with our Purple People – so much so that one attendee just had to join in on the break dancing.
In case you missed our previous blog post, both our CEO, Daniel Negari, and XYZ were honored by Techweek as a technology Ambassador and Innovator for the annual Techweek 100 awards. These prestigious awards were also given to the likes of Oculus, SpaceX, and Mark Cuban.
We were extremely excited for Techweek LA to finally arrive, and XYZ (and the #XYZSquad) was out in full force at the various events taking place around Los Angeles. We had an amazing time meeting with all of the attendees and businesses, and even ran into some of our very own .xyz end users in person. PlayTable.xyz was at the LAUNCH Startup competition, and we were able to play an interactive game of Poker and Plants v Zombies on the PlayTable. We look forward to attending again next year!
Meanwhile, XYZ was also at the OpenProvider Partner Event in Utrecht, Netherlands. We met with several of OpenProvider’s resellers to talk with them about why .xyz has become the go-to domain extension for the next generation of internet users and how their customers can use these domains. Keep an eye out for some new sales in the very near future!
To top things off, the event took place in a remodeled factory that not only hosts events, but features a full sized go-kart track. Great choice of location, Openprovider!
In a partnership with the national TV show The Sunday Drive (who recently rebranded from TheSundayDrive.TV to www.SundayDrive.Cars), the .Cars team headed to the SEMA Show in Las Vegas – one of the biggest automotive conventions in the world.
Our team met with hundreds of manufacturers, auctioneers, dealerships, and exhibitors to discuss how .Cars, .Car, and .Auto domains could help grow their businesses and expand their marketing efforts. We even ran into the team behind MeetOlli.Auto, who has been traveling the world to show off their 3D-printed autonomous bus. We had some amazing conversations throughout the show, including a great one on air with The Sunday Drive’s host, Mark Perleberg himself. The interview and lots more should be posted on their new URL, www.SundayDrive.Cars, in the coming weeks.
We were also in Kentucky last week to attend the Annual Kain Clients & Friends Workshop. Kain Automotive unveiled its new branding campaign, which now drops the “Automotive”, and focuses more on Kain – making Kain.Auto the perfect URL for their business.
This intimate event allowed us to meet with dealerships and automotive marketing businesses 1-on-1 about the inherent SEO and branding benefits of .Cars, .Car, and .Auto domains. Shayan, our Global Director, also met with Jason Stum of the MarketPunch podcast to do an exclusive interview highlighting forward-thinking businesses already using these domains and also a few of his favorites that are still available for registration. Keep an ear out for the full interview later this month at www.MarketPunch.Auto.
Back in Los Angeles, the .Cars Team also attended as a sponsor of the AutoConference LA event, hosted by JD Power and NADA. The day was filled with amazing talks on the future of the automotive industry by leaders such as Dietmar Exler, the new President and CEO of Mercedes Benz USA.
After the talks, we had a great time networking with many of the dealers and manufacturers in attendance. More than a few saw the value in having geo-specific domains in the industry-specific .Cars, .Car, and .Auto namespace.
As you can see, we’ve been all over the globe meeting with industry leaders and insiders about the benefits of new domain extensions like .xyz and .Cars. As 2016 comes to a close, we look forward to attending even more events in the coming year (we have 3 already lined up for January!).
The good news is that even if you missed us at one of these events, you can still take advantage of our insider offers during our partners’ Cyber Monday flash sales. Don’t miss out on one of our best deals of the year – see a full list of participating registrars below.