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Let’s hear it for the #XYZsquad! For the second year in a row, the purple people were a major hit with South By Southwest (aka SXSW) attendees. From Graffiti Park to Downtown Austin, the #XYZsquad parkoured across the city during one of the largest conferences that attracts 72,000+ attendees each year from all over the world.

Back-flipping, forward-flipping, photo-taking, and sticker-giving, they covered a lot of ground while explosively (and awesomely) spreading the message that .xyz is for every website, everywhere.

We have tons of footage that we can’t wait to share with you all. While we’re putting our final magical touches on the videos, here’s a sneak-peek at what went down on the streets of Austin:

Were you at SXSW? If you were lucky and caught a glimpse of the #XYZsquad, tell us about it! Tweet us @XYZ, tag us on Instagram, or drop us a line on Facebook. Until next time, #GenXYZ!

Because it’s here! We’re ecstatic to welcome the first addition to our XYZ family, .College. We know many of you have been looking forward to this day, #GenXYZ, and we’re excited to finally bring the new domain and platform for people and organizations of all types to come together for a common purpose.

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For a limited time, trademark holders and educational institutions will have priority access to register their .College domains for free. You heard right. For FREE!

Why are we awarding .College domains at no-cost, you might ask? That’s because, as the registry operator behind the largest new domain extension, .xyz, and CEO and Founder Daniel Negari’s innovative vision, our mission is to encourage active usage of new domains by making them easily accessible. It also represents our commitment to protecting brands and building a reputable namespace for all of our domains.

Are you a trademark holder?

Starting today until April 17, trademark holders can secure their exact-match .College domains for free on a first-come, first-served basis before it becomes available to the general public.

Brands can leverage .College domains as:

  • recruitment portals on domains like NYCinternships.College or TechJobs.College
  • training and development sites such as LeadershipTraining.College and TeamBuilding.College
  • a strong marketing tool showcasing product articles, how-to’s, best practices, and testimonials on domains like CookingTips.College and SafeDriving.College

Then beginning on April 20, eligible educational institutions will have the chance to redeem an unlimited number of free .College domains.

There’s so much to .College that we can’t wait to see all the creative sites that will go live, #GenXYZ!

Learn how YOU can leverage .College for your online presence at the newly-launched official site:

Happy Wednesday, #GenXYZ! Today we’re going to double-up on our Ws with a special #WebsiteWednesday featuring the amazingly popular #WCW (that’s the hashtag, “Woman Crush Wednesday,” if you haven’t heard yet).

With over 1 million Instagram followers and growing, you can’t miss Julia Kelly, her infectious smile, and her comedic chops across all social media platforms – especially Instagram, Vine, and Snapchat. So what’s next for Julia besides her New York Times Magazine feature, guest appearances on Entertainment Tonight, or even her new comedy series on MTV2?!

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To match her skyrocketing career, she launched JuliaKelly.xyz as her very own personal website for all things Julia. As a social media expert and having a clear knack for connecting with her audience, she chose .xyz as her newest platform to reach her fans.

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“The digital platforms are the perfect way to express my feelings to the world. As I continue to grow, it has allowed me to express art in any form and reach new audiences.”

 

Who’s your “Woman Crush Wednesday”, #GenXYZ? Let us know @XYZ through Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, and tag #WCW for your mom, sister, or best friend to celebrate the important women around you!

Back in November, Team XYZ interviewed CEO Evi Meyer, the founder behind one of our favorite .xyz sites, uMake.xyz. To catch you up to speed, uMake is the future of 3D design software, providing artists, architects, engineers, and entrepreneurs of all skill levels, a tool to intuitively bring their 3D ideas to life.

With .xyz, we’re driven to connect people, ideas, technology, and innovation – regardless of language or geographical location – through the internet. That’s why we were beyond excited to accomplish just that by co-hosting a workshop with uMake, University of Southern California’s Blackstone LaunchPad, and 3D4E (that’s short for the student organization “3D For Everyone”)!

On February 17, the workshop gathered USC students and faculty to test drive the latest in 3D design software, directly with the uMake founder himself, Evi.

Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, Evi kicked-off the event by giving us a little background on his hometown. And apparently, Tel Aviv and LA have a lot in common: amazing weather, beaches, and something all of us Angelenos know too well – car traffic!

After a quick and easy run-through, the students dove right in and started designing away. When asked how the workshop went, Evi answered:

“It was great to have students that study different majors – mechanical engineering, game design, architecture and product design.”

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“[They] were curious and tried the app right away – that’s a good reaction. I liked the fact that they were asking questions and suggested improvements to the app.
Interacting with beta users in real-time is priceless.”

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Are you ready to sketch in 3D? There’s still a chance for you to test drive the beta version! Get ahead of the curve and sign-up now at:

Phew, what a weekend. With Friday the 13th, Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, and CEO and Founder Daniel Negari’s NBC debut on Press:Here, it sure was a busy one!

ICYMI, Daniel was interviewed by NBC’s Scott McGrew, VentureBeat’s Dylan Tweney, and Fortune’s Michal Lev-Ram on NBC Bay Area’s Press:Here. If you missed the on-air segment, you can catch the lively chat between the four and find out how .xyz came about, who’s using their .xyz domains, how YOU can use a .xyz to build your brand, and more!

How awesome is it to see Daniel on TV?! We couldn’t contain our excitement when we posted this BTS pic on Twitter last week. So be sure to follow us for more behind-the-scene action shots because there’s a lot more to look forward to!

Now back to Valentine’s Day

Did you know that an estimated 14 million Americans were expecting or planning a marriage proposal on Valentine’s Day this year? With millions of proposals, why not share your special story on your very own .xyz website? You can use it as a virtual wedding invitation, or start a blog to share your wedding preparations and post pictures along the way!

To get your domain juices flowing, these dapper catches are still available!

OurSpecialDay.xyz
WeddingAdventures.xyz
AdventuresInLove.xyz
WhyImSingle.xyz
HopelessRomantic.xyz
MyPerfectValentine.xyz
TaylorAndAlex.xyz (get your names!)

Don’t let your perfect .xyz domain slip away by getting these at gen.xyz now.