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Just days removed from the Olympics opening ceremony, the .xyz Team is proud to announce our sponsorship of the New Zealand bobsled team for the 2014-2015 season! As the domain for every website, everywhere, there’s no better way to show our flexibility and bold style than supporting the team as they compete in one of the most extreme sports all over the world.

Our Olympic-savvy readers may be quick to point out that the New Zealand team is not at Sochi this year, and they wouldn’t be wrong. So instead, we’ve created our own #XYZolympics, which will be kicking off in Whistler, BC, where the 2010 Vancouver Games were held. This will be the location for our friendly competition with another team sponsor, Name.com.

That’s right – Name.com has sent Jared Ewy (who we heard had something to do with the Jamaican team’s missing luggages) to race us (or attempt to anyway) in a 1-on-1, no-holds-barred slide to the finish line at the world’s fastest and most dangerous bobsledding track. We’re not kidding – check out this article from Sports Illustrated. Daniel will be going 135 kph (84 mph) and recording the whole thing with a smile, while Jared tries to keep up at a pedestrian 8 kph (5 mph) with his eyes closed. Fortunately, it’s already too late to cancel the camera crew who will be documenting the entire experience, so keep your eyes peeled for some awesome – and hopefully embarrassing – videos down the stretch. We’re open to suggestions when it comes to placing bets, so send us your ideas on Twitter by tagging @XYZ and using #XYZolympics.

So when is this all going down? Your favorite domain extension will be heading north to Whistler on Wednesday, and filming promo videos and the epic once-in-a-lifetime race under the Thursday night lights.

We’re extremely excited for the opportunity to sponsor such an awesome team and sport. As we approach our March 20th Sunrise date, we’ll be doing more fun promotions like this to give our fans a better feel for the puppy-loving people behind .xyz. We don’t expect Jared to be too happy when he sees the claims we just made, so follow us at @XYZ and @NameDotCom for his response, a sneak peak at all our one-off bobsledding equipment, and the usual banter that accompanies your typical life-threatening bobsledding race. Join the conversation and place your owns bets using #XYZolympics and #GenXYZ throughout the season!

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