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Alt.xyzGandi customer – (United States)

The .xyz community is home to forward-thinking innovators pioneering the field of alternative assets. Ethereum-based cryptocurrency wallet Monolith.xyz makes it easier for users to buy, store, and spend their cryptocurrency assets. NFT platform Manifold.xyz helps web3 creators like Jay-Z mint their digital art with baked-in smart contracts. Music-focused platform Relics.xyz helps fans to collect and display music collectibles as digital assets, which can be traded or used as utilities in the Metaverse. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to a platform that is spotlighting collectible trading cards as an alternative asset: Alt.xyz.

Alt.xyz

Alt.xyz is the online home of Alt, an alternative asset platform for those looking to research, trade, and securely store high-value collectible trading cards. The platform, which can be accessed on desktop or mobile app, originated with a sports card focus but has since expanded to include non-sports collectible cards, such as Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh gaming cards. Alt.xyz launched in March 2021 with $31 million in funding. After four funding rounds, the platform has now raised a total of $306 million.2 Financial backers include early-stage investment fund BoxGroup, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian (who was recently wearing an Alt.xyz branded cap while watching Serena Williams play against Danka Kovinic in the US Open2), and professional athletes like NFL quarterback Tom Brady and NBA forward Kevin Durant.3

Alt.xyz

The platform features a marketplace for buying and selling trading cards, as well as a safe place to store them. In order to sell a card on Alt.xyz, its condition must first be reviewed and graded by one of the leading third-party trading card authentication and grading groups such as Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) or Beckett Grading Services (BGS). Users then send the card to the Alt.xyz vault, a light-controlled, temperature-controlled, fire-protected facility. Once your card reaches the vault, it is added to your Alt.xyz portfolio. Your card can now be displayed as part of your verified collection, sold on the Alt.xyz exchange, or even borrowed against using the platform’s new lending service called Alt Advance. If you opt to sell your card, ownership can be instantly transferred to the buyer (with Alt.xyz taking a 1.5% portion of each sale). Purchased cards automatically stay in the vault, but owners are able to have their cards pulled from the vault and shipped to them. Many buyers are primarily buying the cards as investments, so they opt to leave the cards in the vault for safekeeping.

Alt.xyz

Alt.xyz launched Alt Advance in July 2022, which helps collectors borrow up to 40% of their portfolio’s value for up to 12 months at an annual interest rate of 9%-10%. The platform has been rolling out this service on a state-by-state basis because lending regulations vary by region. Alt.xyz hopes to make the service available to all 50 states by the end of 2022.

Founder and CEO Leore Avidar is no stranger to investing or the world of tech startups. He is also the founder and CEO of direct mail platform Lob, and is an angel investor in such startups as performance management platform Lattice and online media platform Curio. Alt.xyz aims to expand into other alternative assets beyond trading cards such as luxury watches and sneaker collections. According to their LinkedIn profile, Alt.xyz envisions a world where anything is an investable asset. Alt previously upgraded their domain from OnlyAlt.com to the more memorable Alt.xyz.

As their team shared with us,

“We officially transitioned our domain from onlyalt.com to Alt.xyz in June when our company went through a rebrand. We are big proponents of Web3 and are excited about the future of it. One of our long term missions at ALT is connecting the digital and physical world, so changing our domain to Alt.xyz was an important step in our rebrand to reflect that mission.”

We are proud to have innovators like Leore defining the .xyz community, and look forward to seeing how their services evolve and continue expanding the world of alternative assets. You can learn more by following the platform on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and by visiting Alt.xyz.

1. https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/alt-5960/company_financials
2. https://sports.yahoo.com/serena-williams-daughter-pays-tribute-050824968.html
3. https://techcrunch.com/2022/07/20/alt-gets-into-lending-to-let-you-borrow-money-against-your-trading-card-collection/

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Back in May 2022, we shared a feature about Paramount.xyz and their first NFT project, StarTrek.xyz. In a partnership with web3 studio Recur, Paramount.xyz has begun its mission of bringing the studio’s beloved entertainment characters into the metaverse. Recur is now tapping into other beloved entertainment brands, encouraging multiple generations of fans to buy, collect, and trade NFTs as digital collectibles based on childhood favorites. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we are introducing you to three of Recur studio’s latest NFT projects: Nickelodeon.xyz, CareBears.xyz, and HelloKittyFrens.xyz.



Rugrats and Hey Arnold! join the metaverse with Nickelodeon.xyz

Nickelodeon.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)
Following the successful launch of StarTrek.xyz, Recur and Paramount.xyz launched their next NFT project: Nickelodeon.xyz. This collection included 10,000 Nickelodeon NFT packs priced at $50 each. Each pack contained a distinctive NFT featuring one of 12 characters from Nickelodeon cartoons Hey Arnold! and Rugrats. Hey Arnold! characters include favorites Arnold Shortman, Helga G. Pataki, and Gerald Johanssen. Rugrats characters include Tommy Pickles, Angelica Pickles, and Chuckie Finster.

Nickelodeon.xyz

Interested buyers can visit Nickelodeon’s Marketplace tab, where the debut collection “Nickelodeon: Rugrats & Hey Arnold!” has generated over 1,700 ETH ($2.9 million) in total volume on leading NFT marketplace OpenSea (as of July 29, 2022).1 On August 2, 2022, Nickelodeon.xyz shared a collection of the statistics from the successful project, including its ranking as the #1 Trending Collection on OpenSea.2 Each unique NFT has a slime score, which ranks it by rarity compared to the rest of the NFTs in the collection. Nickelodeon NFT holders can earn slime by trading in their NFTs. The more slime you hold, the closer you grow to earning the new Mashup NFTs, which combine features of existing characters to create brand new ones. Grammy-nominated DJ and fellow .xyz community member Steve Aoki (a0k1verse.xyz) worked with Recur to introduce the new characters in a new theme song and accompanying music video. You can learn more about the Mashup NFT collection, and all upcoming launches, by following along on Twitter and by visiting Nickelodeon.xyz.




Stare into web3 with CareBears.xyz

CareBears.xyzAmazon customer – (United States)

CareBears.xyz is the online home of Care Bears Forever, an NFT collection and metaverse experience commemorating the popular Cloudco Entertainment brand’s 40th anniversary. CareBears.xyz is designed as an active and inclusive community platform that encourages members to join together and explore the web3 space.

CareBears.xyz

CareBears.xyz
Good Luck Bear

On August 4, 2022, the platform launched a collection of 10,000 NFTs of the original characters that provide access to the Care Bears Forever game. These iconic characters, who now have a new look for their NFT debut, include: Cheer Bear, Good Luck Bear, Bedtime Bear, Friend Bear, and Tenderheart Bear. The NFT experience is also introducing some never-before-discovered Care Bears, such as Self Care Bear. The Care Bears Forever game involves sharing, and is aptly named Sharing is Caring. Players can head over to the Challenges page to share their Care Bears Forever NFT with another player. In doing so, they will be rewarded with a new gift locked inside a virtual Mystery Chest. The gift remains a mystery until the challenge is complete. You can learn more by following along on Twitter and Instagram, and by exploring CareBears.xyz.




Tour the world with HelloKittyFrens.xyz

HelloKittyFrens.xyzEuroDNS customer – (United Kingdom)

HelloKittyFrens.xyz is the online home of Hello Kitty and Friends World, a globe-trotting NFT adventure featuring six Hello Kitty characters who can travel to eight different cities around the world. Hello Kitty and Friends World aims to bring the friendship and community of the beloved characters to the NFT space. Fans can collect Hello Kitty characters and earn new digital collectibles by completing challenges as they virtually travel around the world.

HelloKittyFrens.xyz

The collection of 10,000 NFTs launched on August 25, 2022. The NFTs serve as a ticket to play the Hello Kitty and Friends World game. As detailed on the How it Works page, players can purchase a suitcase pack from the Marketplace for $100. Each suitcase contains a Sanrio character NFT that will serve as your player. There are six characters in total, including Keroppi, Kuromi, and My Melody. There will be two sets of challenges creating an opportunity to travel to eight different cities around the globe. At each destination you can collect special Stamp NFTs to demonstrate your progress. Stamps can be Premium, Rare, or Ultra-Rare, and if you collect three matching Stamps you can exchange them for a surprise. Stamps can be bought or resold with other players on the marketplace. Beginning in October 2022, players will be able to swap their Stamps for special city Snapshots, which are NFT accessories that can be used to decorate their character NFTs with a fresh look from their travels. Players can always decide it’s time to start using a new character, and can sell their existing NFT included with the city Snapshots they have collected. This way, even if a player isn’t able to visit a certain city themselves, they can always buy a character who has visited that destination and unlocked a Snapshot. You can learn more and start your travels by visiting HelloKittyFrens.xyz.

We are enjoying the trip down memory lane provided by Nickelodeon.xyz, CareBears.xyz, and HelloKittyFrens.xyz. These innovative web3 projects truly capture the creativity that defines the .xyz community.

1. https://opensea.io/collection/nickelodeon-rugrats-heyarnold-eth
2. https://twitter.com/nickelodeon_nft/status/1554519145051471872?s=20&t=UjtRTpC8TP74WgpBvELOoA

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.

Destiny.xyzGoogle Domains customer – (United States)

.XYZ is home to many financial services and developers launching their projects on our versatile domains. Investment platform Launchpool.xyz aims to connect investment funds and communities to work together towards the same goals. Venture capital firm Paradigm.xyz is co-founded by Forbes-featured billionaire Fred Ehrsam and is focused on investing in web3-based companies. Social networking platform Prysm.xyz works to make crypto investments more transparent. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to an innovative investment management company aimed at helping investors gain access to the private tech industry: Destiny.xyz.

Destiny.xyz

Destiny.xyz is the online home of Destiny (also styled as D/XYZ), an Austin-based investment management company. The company plans to create a family of products and solutions that can help anyone with a brokerage account to invest in portfolios of private technology companies. In October 2021, Destiny.xyz closed a $100 million fundraising round.1 Early investors include Fred Ehrsam of Paradigm.xyz and seed-stage angel investment group Sand Hill Angels. The investment group shared their support via Twitter, stating “Pre-IPO investment has taken off in the past decade, but access today is still limited to insiders. It’s time to bring public access to private tech. Excited to be an early D/XYZ backer.”2

This fundraising success is helping with the development and launch of the Destiny Tech100, Destiny.xyz’s debut service. The Destiny Tech100 is intended to be a portfolio of the top 100 venture-backed private technology companies, helping everyday investors to have access to these private market leaders for the first time. The project is aimed to provide sophisticated, diversified, and liquid exposure to 100 of the top venture-backed technology companies while eliminating obstacles that limit private market access. 

Destiny.xyz Founder and CEO Sohail Prasad previously created Forge Global, a private securities marketplace building trading, custody, and data infrastructure to service high-growth unicorn companies. Forge Global transacts billions of dollars in stock annually, and has raised over $250 million in financing from institutions such as Wells Fargo and German multinational insurance company Munich Re. Before developing Forge Global in 2014, Sohail was one of the youngest founders to go through technology startup accelerator Y Combinator at the age of 18 years old. Sohail has advised and invested in over 150 startups, including project management software company Notion and cloud-based software company Zenefits. Sohail continues to invest in seed stage companies through S2 Capital, and serves as its Founding Partner.

Innovators like Sohail Prasad continue to use .xyz domains to bring their new services to life. To align with their D/XYZ branding, Destiny.xyz also registered the D.xyz domain. This extremely memorable one-letter .xyz domain points to Destiny.xyz, which is a very smart idea. If someone is on the go and wants to quickly and easily reach the website on their mobile device, they just have to type D.xyz to reach Destiny.xyz. The company is still developing its services, but you can fill out their survey to stay updated as they prepare to launch. You can learn more by visiting Destiny.xyz.

1. https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/458417-71#overview
2. https://twitter.com/SandHillAngels/status/1448805141130346497

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July 2022 Highlights

XYZ Registry Domains Report - July 2022

  • 133 premium XYZ Registry domains were registered*
  • Most popular TLDs in premium sales: .XYZ, .LOL, and .Security
  • Most popular TLDs in standard sales: .XYZ, .LOL, and .Beauty
  • Highest premium sales:
    • $3,000 MSRP
      • Solar.xyz, Health.xyz, CC.xyz, BP.xyz, IV.xyz, WL.xyz, IN.xyz, YS.xyz, Business.xyz
  • Highest aftermarket sale: Kinetic.xyz at $40,000
  • 3 character and 4 character domains accounted for 25.8% of the .xyz aftermarket sales reported at NameBio
    • Aftermarket sale Life.xyz for $10,100
    • Aftermarket sale Base.xyz for $5,251
    • Aftermarket sale Rye.xyz for $5,001
    • Aftermarket sale Dis.xyz for $686
    • Aftermarket sale Fed.xyz for $645
  • Worldwide companies and individuals launched their websites on premium XYZ Registry domains
    • Premium domain Hyper.Tickets ($2,000 MSRP) registered by digital ticketing platform
    • Premium domain Rains.xyz** ($350 MSRP) registered by crypto-focused law firm
    • Premium domain Ham.LOL ($200 MSRP) personal website registered by Matt Hamilton, co-founder of fintech company Linus
    • Premium domain Social.LOL ($200 MSRP) registered by microblogging open-source software Mastodon as a social hangout for the OMG.LOL community
  • Most popular SLD keywords in July .xyz registrations: art, pay, shop, app, meta, web, win, tech, slot, bet
  • In China, 1,103 .xyz websites received their ICP license in the month of July. (source: https://icp.chinaz.com/suffix/xyz)

Words from #GenerationXYZ:

Bebop.xyz – $39,888 Aftermarket Sale

“As a web3 project, we knew picking an xyz domain was a no-brainer. While being one of the top TLDs across the board, it’s especially popular in the crypto space and known for its innovative collaboration in the industry.”

– Katia Banina, Head of Product, Bebop.xyz

OG.xyz – $3,000 (MSRP) Premium Registration

“We chose XYZ because it’s affordable, hip, unique and widely used within the web3 industry.“

– Team OG, OG.xyz

Discover a curated selection of available .xyz domains with our .xyz premiums, .xyz numbers, and CNOX search tools.

* Premium XYZ Registry domains refer to premium domains for extensions with standard and premium domains, and XYZ’s premium namespaces such as .Cars, .Car, .Auto, .Theatre, .Storage, .Tickets, .Security, .Protection, .Game, and .Hosting.

** 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.



XYZ Registry Domains Report – July 2022

Top 20 Premium XYZ Domains Registered

(not ranked)

Solar.xyz Cider.Security
Life.xyz GG.Skin
Company.xyz OnChain.Storage
BNP.xyz** Big.Theatre
7M.xyz** Hyper.Tickets
BK.Beauty Book.Yachts
Dream.Cars Surf.Monster**
Sea.Audio Gov.Pic
Mine.LOL Mayhem.Protection
Cheap.Homes** VR.Quest

More Standout Premium Registrations

AutoLoans.xyz Guo.Mom
729.xyz** Crypto.Hair**
Construction.xyz BB.Monster**
Kredit.xyz FYP.Pics
P3.xyz** Code.Quest**
Rains.xyz** Family.Homes**
Games.Storage PA.Homes
Haven.Security Boutique.Homes**
Travel.Rent CLI.Cars
Rentals.Rent Fibonacci.Cars

July .xyz Aftermarket Overview

(source: Namebio.com)

Total dollar value: $252,067.00
Average price: $2,598.63
Low Price: $100.00
High Price: $40,000.00
Maximum SLD characters: 19
2C – 2 (2.06%)
3L – 15 (15.46%)
4L – 9 (9.28%)

Top 10 XYZ Domains

(Ranked by volume)

  1.     .xyz
  2.     .LOL
  3.     .Beauty
  4. .Quest
  5. .Skin
  6.     .Monster
  7. .Pics
  8. .Autos
  9. .Hair
  10.     .Mom

Top 10 .xyz Premium Domains Registered

(Price listed is MSRP)

  1. Solar.xyz – $3,000
  2. Health.xyz – $3,000
  3. CC.xyz – $3,000
  4. BP.xyz – $3,000
  5. LV.xyz – $3,000
  6. WL.xyz – $3,000
  7. LN.xyz – $3,000
  8. YS – $3,000
  9. Business.xyz – $3,000
  10. Medicine.xyz – $1,300

Top 10 .xyz Aftermarket Sales

(source: Namebio.com)

  1. Kinetic.xyz – $40,000
  2. Happening.xyz – $40,000
  3. Evaluate.xyz – $39,000
  4. Psychedelic.xyz – $20,000
  5. Boolean.xyz – $14,888
  6. Conviction.xyz – $14,888
  7. Life.xyz – $10,100
  8. Triple.xyz – $9,000
  9. Health.xyz – $7,500
  10. Raindrops.xyz – $7,000

Top 10 Trending .xyz SLD Keywords

(source: Internal Data)

  1. art
  2. pay
  3. shop
  4.     app
  5. meta
  6. web
  7. win
  8. tech
  9. slot
  10. bet

The .xyz community is home to incredible innovators who are pioneering the web3 landscape. Community platform TheHug.xyz is designed to embrace all web3 creators, including underrepresented groups in web3 like women, LGBTQ+ folks, non-native English speakers, and BIPOC, in hopes of building “the inclusiverse.” Australia-based artist Serwah Attafuah uses Serwah.xyz to showcase her digital art and NFT creations. International model Bella Hadid uses CyBella.xyz to showcase her debut NFT-focused membership community, featuring 11,111 exclusive NFTs. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we’ll introduce you to three more women-led websites harnessing the power of web3.

Cryptopunks-inspired NFT project Wunks.xyz aims to pave the way for equity in web3

Wunks.xyz1API customer – (United Kingdom)

Wunks.xyz is the online home of Wunks, a community platform centered around a collection of 6,000 women punk style NFTs aimed at paving the way for equity of access in the NFT space. The collection has a tagline of “Women Punks with Purpose” and is inspired by the Cryptopunks, Larva Labs Studios’ original NFTs that debuted in 2017. Wunks.xyz collectibles feature 8 “Icons” NFTs, which are specifically designed to pay homage to influential women throughout history, including Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, Billie Eilish, Paris Hilton, and Oprah Winfrey. 

Wunks.xyz

Wunks.xyz

CEO Natalie Booth Hereford is also the co-founder of Blam, a platform aimed to help generate, manage, and launch NFT collections. Natalie has aligned these innovative projects with the development of the WUNK Fund. 2% of profits from all mints launched through the Blam platform are contributed to this community fund, which is to be used however the community of Wunks NFT holders vote to spend it. They have also developed the Women In Leadership (WIL) Fund, which encourages creators to submit a proposal for the funding of their NFT collection. These proposals are then voted on by the Wunks Community. You can follow their Call to Action (CTA) and “Join the community” which will lead you to their Discord. (Check out our latest Quarterly Report for more information about the benefits of including a CTA on your website.) You can learn more about the Ethereum blockchain-based NFT collection by following along on Twitter and Instagram, and by visiting Wunks.xyz.

Investment-backed crypto startup ClutchWallet.xyz works to empower women to actively participate in web3

ClutchWallet.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

ClutchWallet.xyz is the online home of Clutch Wallet, a Los Angeles-based startup aimed at humanizing crypto and empowering more women to enter the web3 space. The company hopes to accomplish this goal by developing a crypto wallet with an all-encompassing user experience to help people explore, integrate, and transact across the web3 ecosystem. CEO Bec Jones, a former Director of Platform for New York City based VC firm Nebula Ventures, found investors through her personal TikTok profile, which has accumulated over 50,000 followers (as of July 23, 2022). Bec’s web3-focused content is designed to help educate more women about investment opportunities in the crypto space. When Bec introduced the launch of ClutchWallet.xyz, investors already familiar with her content contacted her directly. On July 14, 2022, ClutchWallet.xyz announced they had raised an $800,000 pre-seed round at a $5 million valuation led by women-focused venture fund Female Innovators Lab.1

ClutchWallet.xyz

As ClutchWallet.xyz continues to develop, the platform is aimed at expanding their web application, building and launching their mobile application, and onboarding the web3 partnerships they’ve established. They also hope to host more virtual and in-person workshops to increase the adoption rates of crypto. You can learn more by following the platform on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, and by visiting ClutchWallet.xyz.

Web3 platform Disco.xyz aims to increase your security in the metaverse

Disco.xyzGoDaddy customer – (United States)

Disco.xyz is the online home of Disco, a web3 platform designed to foster a secure metaverse experience with enhanced privacy features. As shared on their homepage, Disco.xyz compares their services to a personal data backpack that travels with you across web2 and web3. Disco.xyz aims to make the metaverse fun, supported by an approach to digital identity that provides individuals with increased control. This approach is known as self-sovereign identity. Initially, Disco.xyz is helping users on the Ethereum blockchain with compatible wallets such as MetaMask. As they develop, they aim to work with additional networks like Solana, Bitcoin, and more. In April 2022, Disco.xyz completed an early stage funding round received backing by investors including cryptocurrency and blockchain startup-focused Coinbase Ventures.2

Disco.xyz

CEO and co-founder Evin McMullen previously worked as Head of Entertainment at blockchain software technology company ConsenSys, where she also led the development of Serto, a low-code decentralized identity solution. Evin and her team believe that people should be in charge of the data that describes them, not the developers behind an app. We look forward to seeing the developments of this privacy-focused platform. Disco.xyz is still in beta, but you can “say hello” now by creating a profile and signing up for updates. Learn more by following the platform on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn, and by visiting Disco.xyz

We are inspired by forward-thinking, women-led web3 projects like Disco.xyz, ClutchWallet.xyz, and Wunks.xyz. Just as .xyz works to reshape the future of the internet, these .xyz community members aim to reshape the future of web3.

1https://www.businessinsider.com/bec-jones-clutch-wallet-pitch-deck-investors-tiktok-crypto-startup-2022-7#-1
2 https://pitchbook.com/profiles/company/496494-19#funding

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.