مرحبا, Γεια σας, שלום, ສະບາຍດີ, Алло, สวัสดี, こんにちは, 안녕하세요 and hello, #GenXYZ!
We’re a little over a month old and we’ve truly gone global – twice over.
First, we’re excited to announce that we fully support IDNs! What does that even mean? IDN is short for “International Domain Names”. You can now get your perfect .xyz domain names in additional languages and scripts, opening the doors to connect with users in every corner of the world. www.サッカー.xyz? That’s “soccer” in Japanese. Pretty cool huh?
And there’s more. Register .xyz domains in any of these 10 languages and scripts:
.xyz has gone global in another big way. If you check out the homepages of major domain name retailers (also known as registrars) like GoDaddy, you’ll find us prominently featured all over the place.
It’s like a .xyz scavenger hunt. Can you spot us on these websites? We’re highlighted all over the world through these registrars, in locations like the US, UK, Japan, China, Russia, Africa, and even Luxembourg.
Keep looking out for us, #GenXYZ – we promise to work hard and have .xyz domain names available to you all over the world. If you see us out there in the wild, give us a shoutout @xyz on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
As an industry-leading registry operator, .xyz has spent quite a bit of time prepping for anything that might go wrong in a namespace that’s as popular as we’ve become. So even though we’re busy promoting the next big thing, we’ve been just as proactive behind the scenes to monitor and block spam, plus other forms of abuse.
Sure, ICANN requires all registries to do some self-monitoring. But at .xyz, we have taken things waaay further by not only securing partnerships and direct data feeds from some of the world’s most trusted anti-spam and anti-malware providers, but we’ve taken our innovation skills to the max by developing our own in-house abuse technology – all in an effort to protect internet users everywhere.
So what kind of voodoo magic are we doing behind our shiny purple logo? In short, we’re proactively tracking down spam, analyzing it in a heartbeat, then promptly blocking any domain that we confirm is a source of abuse. We can ramble all day about this, but it’s probably just easier to check out our Acceptable Use and Anti-Abuse Policy for more info on what will get someone canned.
We’ve promised to bring innovation to the internet and we’re delivering in a big way. Whether you have a .xyz website or are one of the millions of people who visit one, rest assured that you’ll be safe in our namespace.
Got questions? Want to stay up-to-date on all things XYZ? Follow us on all the usual sites @XYZ.
Just one week into general availability, Daniel Negari and the rest of us on the XYZ team packed up our bags – along with a ton of .xyz t-shirts – to go on an epic GoDaddy road show. And what better way to go on an epic road trip than to rent an epic RV, complete with a bedroom, full bathroom, and extendable kitchen and dining area?
Before we get into the juicy details of our trip, it’s worth mentioning that folding and packing all these goodies was a much more ambitious task than anyone could have ever imagined. It took a dozen highly skilled XYZers, plus some very thoughtful friends, and roughly 23 hours to handle all of the logistics. We’re not kidding – it was all hands on deck this past Saturday from 10 am until we packed the last box into the RV at 1 am. Have a look at what a couple hundred shirts looks like:
Several cases of Red Bull later, we hit the road in the XYZmobile. In just two days, we met thousands of GoDaddy employees in their Scottsdale HQ, as well as their offices in Tempe and Gilbert, Arizona. Each individual’s enthusiasm and passion was immediately evident, and getting to experience the sales reps’ excitement with them after helping their customers register the perfect .xyz domain was priceless. A number of GoDaddy employees registered .xyz names on the spot, even upgrading their .com’s to shorter and more memorable .xyz domains.
GoDaddy and .xyz were fortunate enough to share not one, but two HUGE milestones together this week. Upon first arriving in Scottsdale, GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving stopped by with a tip that some big news was about to be released. By now, everyone has heard about the company’s IPO for $100 million. Congrats Blake and the entire GoDaddy team!
Channeling the excitement and energy from the big news, the sales team at the Gilbert office was able to help us reach our own .xyz milestone today. Just eight days after our general availability launch, .xyz became the first new domain extension to cross the 100,000 registration mark. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the occasion than by blowing the ceremonial horn with the wonderful people at GoDaddy.
The team is now in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for the last stop of the GoDaddy road show. We’ll do a full recap upon our return, but in the mean time, check out some of the great photos and footage we’ve posted on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to get all of our entertaining updates while on tour.
.xyz has seen enormous success in just our first week of being live. We have become the #1 new domain extension, and we owe it all to the support from YOU and all of our early adopters. We appreciate and give thanks to YOU, the registrant. We positioned .xyz to be the first affordable and truly generic domain extension, and with your help, we have now successfully created Generation XYZ®. Our goal – to enable entrepreneurship and innovation for the next generation of internet users – is being realized through YOUR ideas and websites.
We have seen literally hundreds of .xyz websites pop up in this first week, and we are in the process of creating a section on gen.xyz to showcase your creations! It is interesting to see registrants from every country and interest now use .xyz as a platform to innovate. Let’s look at some examples below:
Vij.com is transitioning to Vij.xyz (notice that they have put Vij.com up for sale)
An SEO Website from Thailand
Chats.xyz – a Forum created by a UK Registrant
DBT.xyz – an online store based out of China
Some encouraging words from a believer:
“I purchased close to 50 .xyz names and counting. I truly believe in something really big here. You allowed for great names by everyone to register and I’d like to thank you. When watching your videos it only makes me believe more. You’re an innovator and a true winner!”
These are just a few of the highlights from the past week. There are countless individuals and businesses that are using their shorter, more memorable .xyz domain names to be found online, and we expect thousands more to pop up over the coming weeks.
.xyz is the platform for every internet user to develop or upgrade their online presence with the perfect domain name. It can be used by anyone in the world for any purpose, and the examples above are just a taste of what’s to come. As more .xyz websites come online, we will continue to showcase some of our favorites on our blog, as well as on ceo.xyz.
Do you want your .xyz website featured? Email us at [email protected].
.xyz is finally here! We launched yesterday morning at 9 am (PDT) and what a whirlwind it was. #GenXYZ, did you get your favorite .xyz domain names?
Thanks to all of your support and #GenXYZ love, we received over 31,000 registrations for .xyz domain names within the first 24 hours – that number makes our launch one of the most successful in internet history! We heard your flooding registrations crashed some servers – an impressive feat, we must say. But we’re so thankful and excited that everyone hung in there and got their .xyz names.
We had a little bet going on in the office to see who could most accurately guess the first day registration number, The Price is Right style. Check out this clip from our launch day to see the reveal:
Oh, and one more thing. In case you missed our tweet yesterday, check this out. Any guesses on what he could be up to?:
So marks the first day of the world with .xyz. This is just the beginning of the Generation XYZ® movement, so stay tuned by following @xyz on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and hear insights straight from the horse’s mouth at CEO and Founder Daniel Negari’s blog. Until next time, #GenXYZ.