One of the best advantages you get with a .xyz domain is the freedom to brand your personality, ideas, and passions on a domain that is as unique you are. There are thousands of individuals across the globe that chose to join the #GenXYZ community because, as the next generation of internet users, they know .xyz was made for them. Our #WebsiteWednesday this week is a perfect example of that mindset, and will bring a healthy dose of wonder to your day: TheWonderList.xyz.
Katie Novack’s welcoming personality and cheerful outlook serve as your personal tour guide throughout each visit to her website, TheWonderList.xyz. You’ll roam Katie’s site for hours reading her tips on staying happy and healthy, eating up her advice on how to properly “wine and dine”, and vicariously traveling with her around the world. In her personal blog on TheWonderList.xyz, Katie shares her musings on everything from surviving the “jumping cacti” in Joshua Tree National Park to confronting her own self doubt, and she does so with the perfect mix of excitement and candor.
“I created The Wonder List because I have a strong passion for learning about the world and I am always ‘Wondering’ where my journey will take me next! I love sharing everything from fashion tips to my global diary and all in between. I chose a .xyz domain because I think it’s part of a new movement of entrepreneurs and companies who want to go in a different direction than the norm. It’s part of the reason why The Wonder List is so unique. A new outlook on the world through the lens of XYZ.”
Katie Novack, Creator of TheWonderList.xyz
When you create a personal website, you bring your own unique view of the world to millions of others who can connect with you through it. Katie chose TheWonderList.xyz as her platform because her domain matches her intrepid spirit and one-of-a-kind personality. What’s stopping you from doing the same with your own .xyz website? As Katie says, “After all, we all have a voice and something to offer in this amazing world.”
You’re in for a special treat this week, #GenXYZ. We’re giving you a double dose of #WebsiteWednesday by highlighting two sites that are reshaping the way we use resources and helping to build a sustainable future: NxtLvlWater.xyz and NxtLvlFarms.xyz.
Some of you may have recognized these two sites share a familiar brand to a past #WebsiteWednesday site, NxtLvlAcademy.xyz. That’s because NxtLvlAcademy.xyz, NxtLvlFarms.xyz, and NxtLvlWater.xyz are all projects launched by Bainbridge MP, a tech investment company from the Philippines seeking to support technologies that will bring impactful change to the most basic global problems. Bainbridge uses each specific “NxtLvl” .xyz site to explain the goals of that project, the methods they will use to accomplish those goals, and how you can get involved.
NxtLvlWater.xyz is aimed at tackling the clean water crisis in developing countries, where water is too expensive, too difficult to access, too poor quality to safely drink, and too harmful to the environment. By using small scale solutions like modularized water production units, as well as large scale solutions like bespoke water production systems, all of which are capable of running off of renewable energy up to 100%.
NxtLvlFarms.xyz is designed to improve the quality and accessibility of produce in the Philippines, which they are doing with their organic and non-GMO products that are grown indoors away from pests, meaning no pesticides. These vegetables can be delivered within 24 hours, ensuring freshness, and are also grown with little impact on the environment.
NxtLvlFarms.xyz, NxtLvlWater.xyz, and NxtLvlAcademy.xyz are inspiring projects not simply because of the huge scope of the problems they’ve chosen to take on, but also because the positive changes they’re creating will benefit many generations to come. Dreaming big and think globally are hallmark qualities of #GenXYZ, and these three .xyz sites stands as a great example for internet users around the world to follow.
Every company functions differently. Some have manuals full of rules and instructions down to the most minimal detail, while some are lax and let employees manage themselves. This range allows people to find a company structure that may best fit their personality. But no matter your preference or style, it always helps teams work better when they know what their job actually is. And for managers, it’s always a struggle to lead a team while also helping your employees to grow and develop. The team at CultivateMe.xyz thinks they’ve cracked the code on organization, motivation, and progress for companies. And the best part? You can create an account for free!
This business product is aiming to help you maximize the talent in your team by creating a “mastery machine”. CultivateMe.xyz claims that high turnover creates a major cost to companies and that sometimes replacing an employee can cost even more than their salary. So using their product to build your own personal mastery machine allows you to improve employee talent while also helping to turn employees into long-term team members. Their program is decided on by 5 major questions:
Having each person answer these questions allows your team to have clear responsibilities, know where to go next, and stay motivated by seeing their improvements. CultivateMe.xyz gathers all this information and displays it in a very visually pleasing “Iris” like the one pictured above. According to CultivateMe.xyz, “an Iris is like a selfie of your skills.” They also supply you with management coaching to teach your managers to coach people in 15 minutes or less.
Think this is something your company can benefit from? Then sign up right away here. Once you’re signed up make sure to check out their beginner guide here. CultivateMe.xyz is another fantastic example of a #GenXYZ member using their .xyz domain to help other people to better themselves, while running a successful business. The team here at XYZ has an amazing work environment, and we know CultivateMe.xyz can help other teams work just as great as us! Think you have an awesome business idea? Get your own .xyz domain ASAP, and get to work!
Today marks the launch of the XYZ Quarterly, a magazine recapping everything XYZ has been up to since the start of the new year. From our team attending 7 events in 3 different countries, to .xyz adopters securing a combined $5,000,000 in funding for their businesses, to our registry welcoming around 500,000 new registrations across our portfolio of TLDs, we have a lot to fill you in on.
In the first edition of the XYZ Quarterly, you’ll find helpful facts and figures about our start to the year, take a look at the events and marketing initiatives we’ve been a part of so far in 2018, and get to know the faces of some featured #GenXYZ members and XYZ registrar/reseller partners. We’ve had an amazing start to the year, and we can’t wait to share it all with you in the new XYZ Quarterly!
When you want to build a website, choosing a domain name is the first, and possibly most important, decision you need to make. No matter if you’re building a website for your business or organization, or just want to create a website to show off some of your hobbies, choosing a domain name shouldn’t hold you up from getting your website up and running. Below are some helpful tips to follow to make sure you choose a domain name that’s perfect for you so you can get to building your website quicker.
Short domain names are: a) easy to remember, b) easier to spell correctly, c) faster to type, d) easier to read, e) fit better on advertisements or business cards.
In a past study done on the top 1 million websites as ranked by Alexa, Gaebler found that sites became less popular as their character length increased, and the top 10,000 domains in the list had 8 characters or less. So, if you choose a domain name that is short, you’ll be much better off in the long run.
If you’re choosing a domain name for your business, go with your company name over something generic about your product. This will also help you keep things shorter and more memorable, which is easier to promote.
Choosing a domain name with hyphens or numbers may seem like an easy workaround to getting a shorter domain, but these make the domain harder to type and remember. Numbers cause confusion (is it spelled out or just the number?) and hyphens can easily be forgotten when someone is typing out your domain name.
In some industries, the majority of a company’s business will come from online leads, so having specific keywords in your domain can help you rank higher in searches for that product or service. For example, you can register Plumbing.xyz for your plumbing service, instead of settling for something like BillsHomeRepairServices.com
If you’re creating your website for a localized audience, you can connect with them by including your city or state in your domain. Securing MikesPizzaLA.xyz or LawyersNY.xyz not only show that regional audience that you are serving them, but can also help you improve your organic search rankings.
One of the essential places to promote your site will be on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Unfortunately, just as it can be a struggle to get the domain that matches your brand before it’s gone, the same is true for getting your social media handles.
Using your domain extension in your social media profiles (like @PublicSpace.xyz or @TheLushLife.xyz) ensures you’ll get the handle that matches your brand, and also doubles as a promotion of your website.
Before you choose a domain and put down the money to register it, make sure that the name you want isn’t trademarked or copyrighted by someone else. You could end up dealing with a legal battle for the domain and potentially lose it for good.
To be safe, check that the domain you want to choose isn’t something already registered in the Trademark Clearing House.
On the flip side, if you have trademarked your business name or slogan, make sure you’ve secured the domain to match it. As mentioned in the last tip, there are legal avenues to follow if bad actor is using a domain named after a trademark you own, but it’s easier to avoid the whole mess in the first place by securing your brand and registering your names before the bad actor can even get to it. Plus, if you’re struggling to choose a domain name, it’s always a no-brainer to register your brand name and trademarks!
Choosing a domain name can seem like a daunting task, but following these tips will ensure that you choose the domain name that’s perfect for you, and one that you will be happy with for as long as you own it. Feeling like your ready to choose a domain name and get your website online? Head to gen.xyz/register and get your own .xyz domain for just $0.99 with promo code ‘GENXYZ’.
If you missed any of our past Internet “How-Tos” on ‘How to build a website’ and ‘How to design your site using “mobile first”’, be sure to catch up on them and make sure you’re prepared to not only choose a domain name, but build a fantastic website on your domain! We’ll see you again next month with a new helpful internet “How-To”!