Tech entrepreneur Allen Loh, co-founder of Vocinno Technology, HOLLA Group, and Monkey App, launched ContentLab.xyz, a creative agency that aims to deliver organic-style content that achieves high performance results
Software engineer Felix Madutsa’s blockchain interoperability company OrbLabs.xyz raised $4.5M in seed funding to help solve blockchain interoperability1
Developer Keone Hon’s tech startup Monad.xyz raised $19M in seed funding (led by Dragonfly.xyz) to help grow its smart contract platform and improve the Ethereum space2
Tech entrepreneur Ben Milne’s DeFi startup Brale.xyz has raised $11.1M to invest in research and development while supporting its regulatory efforts in the United States3
Rutgers Assistant Professor Leo Fan’s Zero-knowledge (ZK) hardware startup Cysic.xyz raised $6 million in seed funding to provide hardware acceleration solutions for ZK proof protocols4
XYZ highlights from the 2023 Global Domains Report
Registrar InterNetX and domain name marketplace Sedo have recently released the Global Domain Report 20235, a yearly in-depth analysis of the domain industry. This report provides insights into the latest developments, tendencies, and trends of the domain industry, and it’s exciting to see that XYZ domains are becoming increasingly prevalent in the reports each year.
Here are some of the top .xyz mentions in the 2023 Global Domains Report:
Industry highlights include XYZ’s acquisition of 11 new gTLDs in 2022: .Game, .Pics, .LOL, .Mom, .Diet, .Audio, .Christmas, .Flowers, .Hosting, .Guitars, and .Lat
The report shows that .xyz dominates the #1 new gTLD spot with almost twice the market share of the second most popular domain extension, accounting for 14.6% of all new gTLD registrations.
4.4% of all domains registered with new gTLDs redirect to .xyz domains, according to information provided by Dataprovider.com. It is shown that .xyz is the only new gTLD in the top 5 TLDs (among .com, .uk, .de, and .org) that new gTLD registrations redirect to.
.xyz ranks in the top 10 TLDs for market share in 10 out of 15 global regions analyzed, alongside legacy TLDs like .com, .net, and .org.
According to the charts in the report, 8-year-old .xyz is the 2nd most popular TLD in Japan (half as popular as 37-year-old .com), and 3rd most popular TLD in Egypt.
.xyz made history as the first new gTLD to make it into the top 10 of the most frequently sold TLDs in the aftermarket, according to data in the report, bypassing .io, a ccTLD historically popular with pioneers in the tech industry.
In a statement of opinion, an author of the report shows surprise about their findings that many of the top 10 public .xyz sales are existing companies adopting .xyz as a rebranding strategy. However, this is no surprise to us at XYZ, knowing that .xyz is the most popular new gTLD in use today among infinitely diverse industries and individuals. You can learn about the strong and ever-growing #genxyz community from our ongoing publications:
“Your domain name is your identity on the web, and your domain extension has long been the category of that identity. Our product isn’t primarily a commercial entity or an organization, but rather a digital tool for the internet, and a .xyz domain is the only domain that we feel embodies that. We chose a .xyz domain because it’s clean, memorable, and feels very hacker-esque, and those are the exact types of feelings we want to invoke with our product.”
* 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, .Security, .Protection, 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.