The second edition of the XYZ Quarterly for 2019 is here, and with it comes the second installment in our “How To Get Online” series: Establish Your Brand. Last month you learned how to find your niche, and this month we’re helping you connect with that audience in the best way possible.
Get the knowledge you need to develop your brand with our 4 tips on how to establish your brand, take a look back with us on .xyz’s journey as a brand as we celebrate our 5th birthday, and take note from .xyz community members who have established strong brands for their projects and businesses.
At XYZ, our mission is to help people share their passions, dreams, and ideas with the world by establishing themselves online. With the first XYZ Quarterly of the year, we’re guiding you on the important first step in attracting the audience you want: finding your niche.
Discover three steps that will help you decide how to serve an interested community with a niche that matters to you, and determine how you can outshine the competition. Get inspired by .xyz community members who are experts in catering to their audience and reaping the rewards while doing it. Plus, get some of the latest XYZ news and stats, including our newest domain additions: .Baby and .Monster.
It’s hard to believe that five years ago today .xyz became available to all internet users. At the start of 2014 there were a limited selection of good domains to choose from, and many of the best domain names were already taken. This left users trying to start websites and coming online for the first time frustrated and dissatisfied with their options. Who wants to search ten times to finally settle on a sub-par domain name?
On June 2nd, 2014 .xyz successfully hit the reset button on the internet, allowing internet users around the world new memorable and affordable domain options. As we gained distribution from hundreds of enthusiastic registrar partners, .xyz quickly gained momentum and became the world’s favorite new domain. Five years later, we continue to serve creators and innovators, paving the way for the future of the internet.
XYZ is universally known as the last three letters of the alphabet, and it makes sense to end your domain the same way. That is why thousands of entrepreneurs, small business, and creators choose .xyz to end their domain search. As one the fastest growing new domain endings, .xyz websites aren’t only appearing online, but they can be seen in print magazines, billboards, and radio ads. .xyz is a domain ending that you simply can’t forget, and it is quickly becoming the universal choice for internet users.
Have you ever given a cassette tape to a child and asked them to play it? Their perplexed stare is amusing yet understandable. Technology changes at the blink of an eye, and the next generation of domain names is now here to provide greater choice and innovation. If you ask a child, how would you prefer to end your domain name? The answer may surprise you. .xyz is a bold, fresh new domain ending that is preferred by people of all ages.
2019 is a big year for us in terms of growth and usage. We are expanding our marketing initiatives to increase awareness of .xyz as the #1 choice for your internet presence. The next generation of internet users want a global, memorable domain ending and we will continue to provide them with the best choice: .xyz.
The new domain ending for scary good ideas®, .Monster, has just been uncaged.
The only limit to what you can do with a .Monster domain is your fiendish imagination. Ready to take a bite out of the most exciting new domain on the internet? Then get your .Monster domain now!
The fun doesn’t end today, though. We are expecting the latest member of our family, .Baby, tomorrow.
To celebrate, we will release over 50,000 .Baby names at standard pricing on relaunch tomorrow, April 2nd, at 14:00 UTC. While you’re waiting, you can prepare by browsing the list of .Baby names dropping tomorrow so you get the ones you want right when they become available!
This week we’re excited to announce partnerships with two organizations whose missions XYZ is proud to support: Urban TXT and Generation Girl. Together with these organizations, we are helping teens and young people make the most of their internet experience and set themselves up for success in the digital world.
Urban TXT is a Los Angeles based youth development program that teaches coding to young men of color who come from low income communities, greatly assisting them in going on to attend college and pursue careers in computer science.
You may remember Urban TXT from their hackathon Hustle N’ Code, which XYZ supported 2 years ago. Since then, Urban TXT has grown to now boast over 1,500 program participants per year, along with a spiffy new hackerspace in which those students can learn, complete with computer monitors donated by XYZ. We will be supporting the Hustle N’ Code hackathon again this year (stay tuned to our social media to follow along) and we look forward to helping them build out their new hackerspace into a bed of innovation and education for young men from south LA to follow their dreams of learning to code.
Generation Girl is XYZ’s newest partner, and one that matches the international reach of .xyz. Generation Girl is a non-profit in Indonesia that aims to inspire young girls to become leaders in the traditionally male-dominated STEM fields.
Through our partnership with Generation Girl, we will support their upcoming Winter Club program and 2019 Summer Club program, and will provide .xyz domains for the young girls enrolled so they can develop their newfound interests and share their innovative ideas with the world. Keep an eye on our social media, because you may see us highlighting sites the girls in Generation Girl’s program have made!
The mission of .xyz has always been, and always will be, to support the next generation of creators, inventors, artists, dreamers, and leaders across the globe. We’re proud to announce these partnerships, introduce you to these organizations, and share in their mission to advance #GenXYZ’s opportunities now and in the future.
Happy Thanksgiving, #GenXYZ! We hope you enjoyed your celebration with friends and family as much as the XYZ team enjoyed ours.
We all know, though, that the only thing more exciting about this holiday than taking the first bite of your Thanksgiving feast is going on a shopping spree of Black Friday-Cyber Monday deals! Luckily our registrar partners have delivered yet again this year, and you can get all the .xyz domains you want for as low as 50¢!
You can grab a .xyz domain for your blog or business, get a head start on your New Year’s resolution by getting a domain for that idea you promised to work on, or secure FristNameLastName.xyz domains to give your loved ones the gift of their own personal website this Holiday Season.
The turkey is finished. The deals are set. Are you ready to get the .xyz domains you’ve been waiting for at an unbeatable deal? Then head to www.gen.xyz/BlackFriday now and find your preferred registrar’s current sale!
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!