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This week we’re excited to announce partnerships with two organizations whose missions XYZ is proud to support: Urban TXT and Generation Girl. Together with these organizations, we are helping teens and young people make the most of their internet experience and set themselves up for success in the digital world.

Urban TXT is a Los Angeles based youth development program that teaches coding to young men of color who come from low income communities, greatly assisting them in going on to attend college and pursue careers in computer science.

You may remember Urban TXT from their hackathon Hustle N’ Code, which XYZ supported 2 years ago. Since then, Urban TXT has grown to now boast over 1,500 program participants per year, along with a spiffy new hackerspace in which those students can learn, complete with computer monitors donated by XYZ. We will be supporting the Hustle N’ Code hackathon again this year (stay tuned to our social media to follow along) and we look forward to helping them build out their new hackerspace into a bed of innovation and education for young men from south LA to follow their dreams of learning to code.

Generation Girl is XYZ’s newest partner, and one that matches the international reach of .xyz. Generation Girl is a non-profit in Indonesia that aims to inspire young girls to become leaders in the traditionally male-dominated STEM fields.

Through our partnership with Generation Girl, we will support their upcoming Winter Club program and 2019 Summer Club program, and will provide .xyz domains for the young girls enrolled so they can develop their newfound interests and share their innovative ideas with the world. Keep an eye on our social media, because you may see us highlighting sites the girls in Generation Girl’s program have made!

The mission of .xyz has always been, and always will be, to support the next generation of creators, inventors, artists, dreamers, and leaders across the globe. We’re proud to announce these partnerships, introduce you to these organizations, and share in their mission to advance #GenXYZ’s opportunities now and in the future.

Backhouse.xyzeNom customer (Canada)

We never forget an especially tasty meal. Whether it’s that spectacular dinner you had on vacation or a simple but unforgettable meal from your favorite spot around the corner, great food experiences are ones that we cherish and look to have as often as we can.

This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Backhouse.xyz, provides a special dining experience, and their commitment to sustainability makes it all taste even better.

Just off the beaten path in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada is where Backhouse, one of the most acclaimed restaurants anywhere, resides. The ambience of Backhouse creates a welcoming feeling that you are soon to embark on a culinary journey, guided by their inventive menu that features truly farm-to-table ingredients.

Backhouse has a farmer on staff that grows vegetables and herbs for each dish, uses ethically raised and locally sourced meats, and even invites guests to move between the dining room and kitchen to roast marshmallows at the end of their meal.

Backhouse may be a small town treat, but their dishes and unique atmosphere have garnered praise from critics and travelers worldwide. Backhouse has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler, Where Magazine, Travel Life Magazine, Boston.com, Toronto Life, the National Post, and more, and the readers of Air Canada voted Backhouse the Air Canada enRoute People’s Choice Award Winner.

This attention hasn’t gone to the heads of the Backhouse team, though, as they remain committed to their craft while also looking out for their community in ways like featuring local artists’ work from the Canadian Artists Program in their restaurant.

Backhouse is an inspiring example of the successes that can be attained through hard work, commitment to your values, and an innovative spirit. On their Backhouse.xyz site, they allow that spirit to shine through, and serve as an example that any up and coming restaurant should be eager to follow.

AandB.xyzGoDaddy customer (India and United Kingdom)

If you’re a regular internet user, you know the search engine is king. It’s the most common way we navigate online to find products and services and look for content to enjoy. To stay ahead of their competition and secure new customers, companies around the globe are hard at work developing the best strategy to have their business rank highly in search engines and have as much visibility on the web as possible. That’s where having the help of someone like this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, AandB.xyz, can make all the difference in how easily potential customers can find you online.

A&B is a digital marketing agency based in Mumbai and London that offers a complete lineup of services to make your business stand out online and keep your customers satisfied. That includes everything from digital strategy planning and search engine optimization to social media content creation and influencer marketing partnerships.

Their list of clients, which includes TEDx, Bollywood Music Project, Evok, and more, is a testament to the high-quality work they do, and you can see some of that work yourself on their site. A&B also created a knowledge resource all about SEO and digital marketing, The Rank Machine, which offers valuable advice and case studies that both novices and industry veterans alike can learn from. They even have a post about the search ranking value of your .xyz domain!

“Our future goals for A&B are to launch our other sub-brands as subdomains, like Talent.AandB.xyz and Media.AandB.xyz, as well as build more around our core AandB.xyz domain.

The thing we like most about our .xyz domain is that it helps us stand out and start a conversation. People are like, ‘.xyz… what is that? Sounds cool.’ We then respond with, ‘It is a different TLD for new gen brands: brands who want to shake up the status quo and create something new.'”
– A&B team

Having a .xyz domain is special not only because you can choose a domain to perfectly match your brand, but also because you are a part of the new generation of internet users branching out beyond traditional domain names. Just as A&B has shown the power their .xyz domain has given them, you can harness that same power for your business or idea and be a member of the next internet revolution, #GenXYZ.

Happy Thanksgiving, #GenXYZ! We hope you enjoyed your celebration with friends and family as much as the XYZ team enjoyed ours.

We all know, though, that the only thing more exciting about this holiday than taking the first bite of your Thanksgiving feast is going on a shopping spree of Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals! Luckily our registrar partners have delivered yet again this year, and you can get all the .xyz domains you want for as low as 50¢!

You can grab a .xyz domain for your blog or business, get a head start on your New Year’s resolution by getting a domain for that idea you promised to work on, or secure FristNameLastName.xyz domains to give your loved ones the gift of their own personal website this Holiday Season.

The turkey is finished. The deals are set. Are you ready to get the .xyz domains you’ve been waiting for at an unbeatable deal? Then head to www.gen.xyz/BlackFriday now and find your preferred registrar’s current sale!

Moon.xyzGoDaddy customer (France)

The rise of social media as a mainstay in our daily lives has also brought about the rise of a whole new career opportunity: the social media influencer. The size of your social media following can give you enough clout for companies to take notice and choose to work with you to promote their products and services. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Moon.xyz, knows the influencer field better than anyone, and they have the tools to set your influencer marketing career up for success.

Moon.xyz launched on September 19th, 2018 after months of buildup and teasers on their memorably branded social media pages (@GetMoonxyz on all platforms). Moon.xyz’s network of influencers now has an amassed total of over 200 million followers to their collective names, and that number is jumping higher and higher every time they welcome another influencer to the fold.

The spectacularly successful rollout Moon.xyz has enjoyed can be attributed to the transparency and accessibility their platform provides for influencers. A one stop place to manage all social media profiles, real-time analytics detailing profile reach and potential interest, and simple tracking of ongoing conversations with brands are just a few of the tools influencers on Moon.xyz’s platform can wield to leverage their following into brand partnerships.

Of course, you don’t create a hot new business like Moon.xyz without garnering a little buzz, so it’s no surprise that Moon.xyz was selected to participate in the ALPHA program at Web Summit 2019, which took place earlier this month in Lisbon. At the event, which has been called “the best technology conference on the planet” by Forbes, Moon.xyz had the opportunity to pitch a potential investment to some of tech’s most influential founders and investors.

“We’re on a mission to make the influencer industry more transparent — by allowing creators to publicly share their rates — and more accessible to brands. We also want more brands to tap into this booming industry, and to realize that no matter their industry or size, there is an influencer for them.

Every day, we are inspired by the motivation, drive and ambition of our influencers. It took them years building an audience before being able to monetize it. They are shooting for the Moon, and we’re here to help them at every step of the way.

Our .xyz domain name represents our long-term vision for Moon, creating lasting collaborations between brands and influencers.”
– Nicolas Spehler, Co-founder and CMO of Moon.xyz

After getting their business off to a great start, Moon.xyz has poised their company to expand and evolve to meet the needs of influencers who trust their platform, and their .xyz domain is ready to follow right along with them on this exciting journey they’ve embarked on.