Great news, #GenXYZ! While we’ve been highlighting awesome .xyz websites the past few weeks, we also wanted to break the news of a huge milestone that we hit with one of our innovative registrar partners, Hover. Hover is part of the Tucows family and is famous for their no-fuss and top-notch customer support.

It started earlier this month, when Hover kicked-off a special .xyz promotion:

There was an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from Hover’s customers and after the first week of the promotion, we debuted on their Top 20 gTLDs list at #7. When the second week rolled around, we hopped over a couple to #5. And then the third week happened…and tweet! We wake up to the sweet sound of a Twitter notification that:

According to Michael from Hover, “For the first time, the #2 spot is not being taken up by the classic TLDs .ORG or .NET, with newcomer .XYZ taking over that coveted spot.”

To say that taking over the #2 position from .net and .org is “big news” is an understatement. We’re still shy of 3 months old and we’re quickly proving that we can play ball with the big players.

We had a feeling that great things were happening when a giant like Hover, believed enough in .xyz to offer their customers such an amazing promotion. And even more rewarding is seeing live websites from users who bought their .xyz domains at Hover like (which we featured in last week’s #WebsiteWednesday).

We’re excited to be working with our awesome partners to grow #GenXYZ, and we can’t wait to break more news and world records with them!

If you haven’t already, don’t miss out on a brand new posting on CEO Daniel Negari’s blog, and drop us a line through the wonderful world of social media @xyz on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

Welcome to the next generation of the internet.

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