Summer is over, leaves are starting to fall to the ground, and the third quarter of 2018 has come to an end. That means it’s time for XYZ’s latest Quarterly Report to give you an in-depth look at all the major happenings from the past 3 months for our registry and the #GenXYZ community.
In this quarter’s edition, see how DNSSEC adoption is being pushed into the online security spotlight thanks to XYZ and Ethereum’s partnership, travel to events around the globe with the XYZ Team, check in on #GenXYZ’s most recent successes, and get all the stats and figures behind another exciting and fruitful quarter for XYZ.
Cryptocurrency enthusiasts of #GenXYZ rejoice! Yesterday marks the official launch of .xyz’s inclusion into the Ethereum Name Service (ENS) main network, meaning you can now secure your .xyz name in the ENS and pair it with your Ethereum wallet. This technology was previously available in a beta version but it is now released on Ethereum’s main network, so you can set up your .xyz domain as a custom identifier for your wallet and securely trade or manage your assets using your domain.
Now you don’t have to deal with the hassle of sharing or remembering your long, difficult to remember Ethereum wallet key. With your .xyz domain as your custom wallet identifier, you can easily send and receive cryptocurrency on a memorable .xyz domain, and manage your assets securely thanks to the strength of the DNS backbone and the layers of protection available on your .xyz domain.
We’ve got some exciting news for you, #GenXYZ! Starting August 1st, a specific set of premium .xyz domains will be available to register that renew with our standard .xyz prices. The domains will be priced in tiers as follows:
That means you can buy the domain you want from this new set of premiums today at your favorite registrar, and in 1 year you can renew it for the standard .xyz renewal rate. Our existing tiers of variably priced premium .xyz domains have the same price to both register and renew, but this new set of names only has a premium cost to buy, then renews at the same amount as any standard priced .xyz domain.
So, whether you’re a startup looking to brand on an especially short or highly valuable keyword domain or a domain investor looking to get your hands on premium .xyz names, this new set of premium tiers allows you to renew your premium domains at an even more affordable price!
Want a taste of what kind of domains you can expect to register in this new set of premium domains? Here are a few notable domains from the list, all of which will be available to register at 00:00:01 UTC on August 1st:
Don’t miss your chance to invest in some incredible .xyz names, then take advantage of their more than affordable renewal prices! Remember to mark your calendar for August 1st, and get ready to get the next big thing at a small new price!
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In this edition of the XYZ Quarterly, you’ll get an update on the success our end users have had and see the huge impacts they’re having on their respective industries, get an overview of XYZ’s success by the numbers, take a closer look at our historic 4th birthday sale and other marketing initiatives, and hear about our wonderful registrar/reseller partners!
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!
Starting today, .Storage domains are available to the general public for one standard registration fee, with no premiums, reserved names, or verification required. That’s right – all .Storage domains, including 1-character domains like i.Storage, 2-character domains like LA.Storage, and valuable keywords like Safe.Storage can be registered for as low as $46/month per domain at registrars like Gandi, GoDaddy, and Name.com (12-month commitment, prices may vary by registrar).
But great names like these won’t be around forever, so be sure you get the best .Storage domains before someone else does! You can save thousands by registering new .Storage names instead of old domains in the aftermarket. Here are a few recommended domains based on recent aftermarket sales listings:
|Available .Storage domains||Aftermarket alternative||Aftermarket list price|
Still need more information to help you make a decision? Consider this:
From all of us at XYZ, we hope you had a great Thanksgiving. We have a lot to be thankful for ourselves – in the past month alone, we:
Now, after thanks have been given and all the turkey has been consumed, there’s only one thing left to do… shop the best Black Friday sales on .xyz domains!
This year our registrar partners are back again with irresistible deals on .xyz domains for as low as $0.50! Thinking about getting a website for your business? Get YourBusiness.xyz or YourIdea.xyz now for less than a bottle of water. Looking for unique gifts for friends and family this holiday season? Give them something they can keep forever, their FirstNameLastName.xyz. The possibilities you have with .xyz domains are endless, and there is no better time to get them than right now. Select your favorite registrar below to take advantage of their Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals, or head to www.gen.xyz/BlackFriday to see a full list of participating registrars.
11/11 marked the official launch date of XYZ‘s 1.111B® Class – a segment of 1.111 billion domains that are perfect for usage in the Internet of Things, vanity identification, digital currencies, and other creative uses. As a new variable price tier, more than 400 retail partners of XYZ can automatically support this first-of-its-kind class of domains – made up of all 6, 7, 8, and 9-digit numerics – for a recommended retail price of 99¢ per year.
The first major partnership related to the 1.111B® Class came last week at Ethereum’s DevCon3 conference, where the popular blockchain cryptocurrency announced support for users to pair their Ethereum wallets with .xyz domains for secure coin management and trading. With 99¢ annual carrying costs and flat 99¢ transaction fees, the 1.111B® Class is the first digital currency platform to be supported by a global network of registrars, with built-in security and customer support, and stability through the internet’s root DNS.
“Being connected to the internet’s DNS backbone, .xyz domains can be securely registered, managed, and traded on the most stable blockchain in existence. All domains come with locking mechanisms, transfer authorization codes, and optional WHOIS privacy to show or hide asset ownership,” said Daniel Negari, CEO of XYZ. “The 1.111B® Class makes Ethereum immediately accessible to hundreds of millions of existing domain customers, and I expect other cryptocurrencies to soon add their support.”
Thanks to early supporters like GoDaddy, Uniregistry, and Name.com, the 1.111B® Class is available to leaders, creators, and innovators in over 230 countries and territories. Since the prelaunch, 1.111B® Class domains are already being used for autonomous research (205908.xyz), advanced networking (205777.xyz), and calendar milestones (20380119.xyz). With no minimum or maximum registration requirements, domains may also be registered as needed for app testing, vanity VoIP numbers, identification numbers, zip codes, or in sequential blocks to match serial numbers.
To learn more about the 1.111B® Class, visit www.AYDACFU.xyz, or read the white paper and our official press release. Start searching for your favorite numbers, dates, and patterns in our new 1.111B search tool. If you’re looking for inspiration, check out all the current 1.111B websites and make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for more info!
Today, XYZ is launching our tenth domain extension, .Storage, which was acquired earlier this year. As the authoritative namespace for the physical and data storage industries, .Storage allows businesses and individuals in an $80+ billion industry ($38 billion self storage + $44 billion data storage), to upgrade their online presence by making all domains available for one flat price – including 1-characters, 2-characters, and valuable keywords!
Priority registration for trademark holders begins at 9:00am EST today, and domains are awarded immediately on a first-come, first-served basis. With no SMD file or verification necessary, brands may secure their trademarks, facility locations, or even keywords, before they become available to the general public on November 28, 2017. Global general availability begins on December 5, 2017.
To encourage customers to begin using their .Storage domains immediately, we are offering a complimentary white-glove website migration service for a limited time ($10,000 value). The process takes less than a week, and we follow Google’s best practices to transition your website from your old URL to a new .Storage domain. Existing search engine rankings, SEO scores, and emails are all maintained, and you can enjoy a boost to your branding and online presence after switching to .Storage.
Not sure what to register? Check out some of our favorite .Storage domains below that can be hand registered today!
|Domain||Industry||New Recommended retail price
|Backup.Storage||Data storage||$79/month||FileSharing.Storage||Data storage||$79/month|
To learn more about .Storage, visit www.go.storage, read our press release, or follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Then head over to one of the retailers below or your registrar of choice to secure your .Storage domains!
See a full list of supporting registrars here.
XYZ knows that the internet of tomorrow is being built by the minds of children today. That’s why we’re excited to announce our partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) to invest in the future of young entrepreneurs in a meaningful, hands-on way.
Every year, approximately 10,000 high school students from 65 regions across the United States participate in the JA Company Program®, where juniors and seniors (and a few lucky sophomores!) learn how to run their own company by developing a business plan, operating within an organizational structure, and even liquidating at the end of the program.
This year, JA and XYZ are taking this 13-week intensive entrepreneurship program even further by implementing a company website development component for three regions: Southern California, Austin, and Ft. Lauderdale. With over 50 businesses launching in these areas, each one will receive a free .xyz domain, Weebly website builder, and WHOIS privacy protection.
“Junior Achievement is excited to partner with XYZ to enhance the authentic startup experience for students in the JA Company Program®. Branding, web presence, marketing, and sales are crucial to business success and now JA students have access to additional resources that have the potential to increase current business performance and inform their future entrepreneurial endeavors.” – Andy Schenck, Curator – Entrepreneurship Experiences, Junior Achievement USA.
Since this is probably the first time many of these students will be building out a website, we’ve developed a microsite with tips and resources to help them get started (students: ask your teachers for the password). And to help these young business leaders make the most of their unique opportunities, Team XYZ will be visiting a handful of schools in the Southern California area to train classes on choosing the right domains for their business, how to build their websites, and other best practices.
XYZ’s partnership with the innovative JA Company Program® is just another example of our dedication to helping the next generation of entrepreneurs get online with .xyz. XYZ also has a longstanding history with partners like CoderDojo, Product Forge, General Assembly, and Hustle N’ Code. Be sure to follow us @XYZ on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook for exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of our trips to the classrooms, and subscribe to our newsletter for updates on the program’s progress!
For students in need of assistance, click on the link below for access to videos, how-tos, FAQs, and more (ask your teachers for the password). And don’t forget to message us once your website is live for a chance to get featured in our weekly #WebsiteWednesday series!