Happy 2014, #GenXYZ – the big year is here!
We started the year off with a bang, not only attending NamesCon (the biggest conference in the domain industry), but also hosting the massive NamesCon.xyz kick-off party — huge turnout, huge success! Catch a glimpse of what went down in Vegas by checking out the photos at XYZ.COM/namescon.
The party definitely set the tone for the following two days, where we had great meetings with all the registrars who attended. Most importantly, we officially announced our launch date!
Wait for it…
.xyz will be launching globally in MARCH 2014! That means if you’re a trademark holder who registered through the Trademark Clearinghouse, you can register your .xyz domain names starting in March during our Sunrise period. Keep up-to-date with more launch news by following us on Twitter @XYZ.
Because of all this excitement, there’s been much buzz in the media about .xyz. Quartz featured a great overview piece on the upcoming domain expansion, and highlighted yours truly, .xyz, as an extension to look out for.
Founder Daniel Negari also chatted with the folks at TheDomains about his bold move to team up with NameJet to auction off premium .xyz and .College domains, and also sat down with Hexonet, where he shared exciting news about the XYZ Early Access Program and why we’re gaining strong interest from China and other emerging markets.
For those of you who speak Polish (or savvy users of Google Translate), here’s an interview we had with a Polish registrar, rynekdomen.pl.
As launch is right around the corner, be sure to look out for exciting promotions by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And as always, drop us a line @XYZ — we’re happy to hear what you’re thinking!
Until next time, #GenXYZ!