If you were at SXSW in Austin this month, chances are you saw the #XYZsquad running around the city parkouring, breakdancing, and taking pictures with thousands of attendees. In fact, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone at SXSW who didn’t come across the #XYZsquad.
You probably also saw our infamous 3D glasses in the crowds, with people checking out the XYZ 3D Lab on their phones. In fact, the #XYZsquad was such a hit that they were covered by Fox 7 Austin, Spectrum Reach’s Kernel, the official SXSW and Bravo Network Snapchat stories, and we even ran into Tyler Ward, who was covering SXSW for Comcast Xfinity! Our marketing initiatives ensured that everyone was learning about Generation XYZ. Many attendees remembered the #XYZsquad from previous years, especially from when they led the SXSW Parade.
That’s not all, though! The #XYZsquad was also the highlight of our Scavenger Hunt, where attendees could post pictures with them for a chance to win some great prizes, including Samsung VR headsets, a Millennium Falcon drone, or the brand new Nintendo Switch! ICYMI, the winners were announced last week, so be sure to check out our Twitter for a full list of winners.
We also had the pleasure of running into several members of #GenXYZ, including Ottia.xyz. Ottia was at SXSW’s Tech Startup Spotlight showing off the prototype for their incredible all-in-one modular maker machine, which can 3D print, cut wood, and even frost a cake – all at an affordable price point! Keep an eye out for more on Ottia, including an exclusive video interview, coming soon.
With another SXSW in the books and the team back home, we have already begun planning the next event – HostingCon in Los Angeles. 2017 was our biggest SXSW yet, but that doesn’t mean that next year won’t be even better! Make sure to follow us on Twitter to stay up to date on where XYZ is headed to next.
Spring has officially arrived and Team XYZ is excited to host this month’s SoCal Tech Meetup! This is the third time we are hosting an event like this, and we are expanding it further this year to include not only people from the domain industry, but also cybersecurity professionals and anyone else with a passion for technology.
Thursday, March 30th | 6:30 pm
2800 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
If you happen to be in the area, stop by for a night of food, drinks, entertainment, and most importantly – great conversations. Be sure to RSVP and reserve your spot for the night!
The #XYZsquad joins the XYZ Team in Austin today for our biggest SXSW yet. Last year, these purple people were breakdancing and parkouring all over Austin to make our XYZ 3D glasses the fashion hit of the week.
This year, we’re not only passing out 3D glasses, but we’re also raffling off the latest and greatest by Samsung VR, Nintendo, and Star Wars in our XYZ Scavenger Hunt. It’s free to enter, and all you need to do is find any of our countless purple people hanging out in Downtown Austin!
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By entering this contest held by Generation.XYZ LLC (“Company”) you agree to abide by the rules above and the following terms. No purchase necessary. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning a prize. You must be 18 or older and a US resident to take part. Keep your social media contact information current. Winners chosen at random among eligible entries. A winner will be disqualified if the winner cannot be reached after a reasonable amount of time. If we cannot contact you via your social media account, you forfeit your winner’s status. We reserve the right to cancel or modify the contest at any time for any reason with or without prior notice. Prizes are offered “as is” with no warranties whatsoever. Prized will be mailed to winners free of charge. Use of any fraudulent means to enter the contest will result in disqualification. Acceptance of a prize constitutes permission to use the winner’s name and social media profile for promotional purposes. Sole and final judgement as to all matters related to this contest are at the sole discretion of Company. Prized will be mailed to winners at no charge. You represent and warrant that your social media page and content does not violate any applicable law or the rights of any third-parties. You agree to hold Company and its affiliated companies not liable for any claims, injuries or losses of any kind related to this contest.
Thanksgiving week is here, and as you can see from our annual Office Thanksgiving Feast, we couldn’t be more excited to load up on delicious food for Turkey Day. But what we are truly excited for are all the great deals on .xyz domains that will be taking place between Black Friday and Cyber Monday with many of our registrar partners.
If you don’t want to brave the crowds at midnight, don’t worry! You can get the most popular new domain extension in the world – .xyz, from the comfort of your own home. Just visit one of our registrar partners listed below to secure your .xyz for an amazing price, beginning Friday (be sure to follow them on Twitter – some of them may have some doorbusters starting earlier!).
.xyz domains make for excellent virtual stocking stuffers, so why not register FirstNameLastName.xyz domains for each of your loved ones? If you’re still having trouble deciding on a domain name, check out our search tools, such as CNOX, which lets you search and download a list of every available .xyz domain that has already been taken in .com, .net, and .org (pro tip: pay attention to the registration dates of the domains too).
For inspiration on what to do with your brand new .xyz domain, head over to our newly expanded list of nearly 200 of our favorite .xyz use cases at www.gen.xyz/live.
Happy Thanksgiving #GenXYZ, and enjoy your cyber shopping!
Techweek arrives in Los Angeles today, in one of its final stops of an 8 city tour across North America. Techweek is a week long event which acts as a catalyst to boost emerging tech ecosystems, and we have some exciting news to share with everyone! Our CEO, Daniel Negari and XYZ – are both being honored as recipients for the Techweek 100 awards, which are presented to “the most prominent tech leaders and innovators in the greater Los Angeles area”.
Daniel was selected for the Ambassador award, which is only given to 25 industry leaders within the community. The Ambassador award is for those who have not only acted as positive representatives for their specific industries, but for the tech industry as a whole. Daniel stands amongst other honorees of this prestigious award including: entrepreneur Mark Cuban, the CEO of GM Mary Barra, and Marcelo Claure, the CEO of Sprint.
XYZ, alongside companies like Oculus, Maker Studios, and SpaceX, was selected for an award in the Innovator category – reserved for companies who are shaping their industries with innovative new technology and forward-thinking ideas.
We couldn’t be happier to accept these awards, and Team XYZ (and the #XYZsquad) will be attending Techweek here in Santa Monica. We look forward to meeting with all of the other honorees and attendees throughout the week.
But that’s not all we have planned for November! XYZ will be holding a special sale with our registrar partners for Black Friday and Cyber Monday – and we have some amazing deals planned.
Be sure to keep an eye out on our Twitter for live updates from Techweek, and for more information on our sale as the Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend approaches.
TechDay Los Angeles just wrapped yesterday, and Team XYZ took the day by storm! Naturally, .xyz was the talk of the convention, which hosted over 300 startups and 10,000 attendees from the emerging Los Angeles tech community. If you were at the convention, it was hard to miss us – from the #XYZsquad breakdancing through the convention center to our live-streamed interview with NASDAQ at their Founders Lounge.
As a respected leader in the financial reporting industry and a trusted source for business investors worldwide, the XYZ interview with NASDAQ was easily the highlight of the day. NASDAQ joins the ranks of major outlets such as Bloomberg, CNBC, and Reuters who have all covered the success of .xyz. Watch the full interview with NASDAQ below:
As always, XYZ’s interactive initiatives ensured that .xyz remained on everyone’s minds throughout the day. The purple people which compose the #XYZsquad were out making a splash with their parkour and breakdancing moves, while taking pictures with convention attendees and sponsors alike. We also handed out special .xyz 3D glasses to view our exclusive 3D site, www.gen.xyz/3D. Be sure to check out this innovative microsite (if you haven’t yet already) to learn more about how some of the biggest names in their industries are using .xyz to connect with their audiences in unique ways.
While the #XYZsquad was air flaring and power moving, Team XYZ had some great conversations with leaders in the Los Angeles tech community, including Uber, Coding Dojo, and Codesmith. We also ran into the music curation app Indigenous Beats, who was already using IndeBeats.DigiM.xyz. They told us they’re set to launch their new .xyz website in November (don’t forget where you heard it first!). In fact, you should expect to see quite a bit more of .xyz – both in the news and out in the wild – after our successful trip to TechDay LA.
By the end of the day, Team XYZ was able to educate and further spread awareness about .xyz and its end users through several interviews, productive conversations, and engaging initiatives. The overwhelming support from fans at TechDay solidifies .xyz as the go-to domain extension for new businesses, startups, and young adults who are just getting online. Everyone had a great time at TechDay LA, and the #XYZsquad will be ready with a whole new bag of tricks for the next one!
It’s safe to say that almost everyone likes a good party. You invite your friends, enjoy the food & festivities, and make sure there’s fun to be had for everyone involved. The celebration, of course, is the best part and will hopefully leave everyone with unforgettable memories. Just like any good party though, there’s always some cleanup to do afterward.
Last week, approximately 50 of our registrar partners, countless resellers, and thousands of customers helped .xyz celebrate our 2 Year Anniversary. In a matter of a few days, over 3 million new .xyz domains were registered. Many of them appear to be registered by start ups, developers, and investors, and we can’t wait to see how the next generation of internet users will use these domains.
However, we also realize that there may be some bad actors in the mix, and we too have some cleaning up to do after the party. XYZ has a zero-tolerance policy toward any of the following abuse-related activities on .xyz or any of our other domain extensions:
So what does XYZ actually do to mitigate abuse?
We have developed a sophisticated abuse monitoring tool which allows us to proactively monitor, detect in near realtime, and suspend domains engaging in any of the above activities, based on evidence. We have developed strong partnerships with many of the industry’s leading data providers to help us identify and eliminate the bad apples from the many good ones that we have in our namespace, which is why there is less than 0.1% abuse in the entire .xyz zone (nTLDstats.com, May 6, 2016).
Once we have identified an abusive domain, we immediately notify the sponsoring registrar. Since we work very closely with our registrar partners, these domains are usually shut down in a very short period of time to prevent any harm to internet users. We then communicate with the registrants (either directly or via the registrar) to help them clean up their websites if they were hacked.
In the off chance that someone catches an abusive domain before our data providers do, we have an abuse feedback system that allows internet users to report abuse 24/7. Please visit our Abuse Page if you have detected a harmful website or abuse from a .xyz domain name. XYZ strives to keep our namespace clean and to make sure that .xyz has the best reputation possible. If you have any feedback or suggestions, send us a tweet @XYZ or contact us.
But a little cleanup behind the scenes doesn’t mean the party is over. We’re only one week into June, which means there’s roughly three more weeks left in our birthday month! Let the good times roll by visiting our 2 Year Anniversary page and register the domain(s) of your dreams today at one of our many registrar partners that are still celebrating this milestone with us.
Tonight marks the first day of the exclusive auction with West.cn, where over 150 premium .xyz domains can be won at no reserve. The auction starts at 9:00pm PDT (04:00 UTC / 12:00 CST) on March 15, with staggered end times ranging from March 16 – March 31. The auction will feature some of the best .xyz names that have been removed from our premium list (meaning they will renew for standard fees), including:
Those interested in bidding are encouraged to sign up at www.W263.xyz before the auction commences to ensure a timely registration (remember to fund your account for refundable security deposits – signup/bidding instructions can be found here). To learn more about this auction, read our full announcement at www.gen.xyz/blog/chinablogseriesauction.
If you have any questions regarding signup/bidding process or about the auction in general, contact email@example.com with your inquiries.
We are excited to announce that any business, organization, or individual can now register .Security, .Protection, and .Theatre domains. With these domains launching into general availability this morning, you can now secure secure short, authoritative names and establish yourself as a leader in your field.
Another thing to get excited about is that there are no premium or reserved names. That’s right – all .Security, .Protection, and .Theatre domains have been made available for standard registration fees. That means you can secure just about any 1-character, 2-character, geographic name, or keyword on a first-come, first-served basis. Now is your chance to reserve highly desirable domains like 1.Security, Travel.Protection and Comedy.Theatre that will take your online presence to the next level.
During our trademark holder exclusive registration period, we saw some great names registered like MerrillLynch.Security, Intuit.Protection, BroadwayAcrossAmerica.Theatre, and TaylorSwift.Theatre. But fear not, #GenXYZ, there are still extremely valuable domains available including:
Are you ready for the best part? For a limited time, you can take advantage of our migration service and have your website transitioned to your new web address at no cost. To learn more, contact us once you’ve registered your new .Security, .Protection, or .Theatre domain.
You can register your .Security, .Protection, and .Theatre domains at retailers worldwide, including GoDaddy, Name.com, and 101domain. You can also learn more at https://go.protection and https://www.Go.Theatre.
We are happy to announce the long awaited release of variably priced premiums for both .xyz and .College! You can now register those short, memorable .xyz and .College names that everyone has been waiting for. In case you didn’t catch our first post about these domains, here is a crash course on variably priced premiums:
Variably priced premium domains typically have popular search and industry-specific keywords, like music.xyz or community.College. Due to their value and scarcity, they’re considered “premium” names and are available to register at a price relative to their value.
Letters and numbers are also popular variably priced premium names. Since there are only 10 numerical characters and 26 letters in the alphabet, some of the most sought after domains are single-letter and single-number domains.
Long story short: these are the creme de-la creme of .xyz and .College domain names.
Why are we so excited about releasing these variably priced premium names? Because these names are an amazing opportunity for our #GenXYZ family. Your variably priced premium domain can help to advance your personal brand, business, idea, project…. the list goes on and on.
Variably priced domain names can be the foundation for your branding and marketing, while aligning your web address with your mission. Shorter, industry specific names can help your SEO and make you THE authority in your industry or region. Best of all, you’ll get a memorable, highly desirable name that no one can forget.
Exceptions to the rule
In some cases, variably priced premiums are sold by the registry in private sales (like 6.xyz) or auctions (like 88.xyz) for a high upfront fee. In these cases, the variably priced premium renewal rates are waived, and only standard renewal fees apply (recommended standard renewal rate is $10 USD). Customers who would like to make serious offers (high upfront fee and standard renewals) for domains designated as variably priced premiums may contact us.
However right now a – z.xyz and 0,1,2,3,4,5,7 .xyz are now available for registration at premium renewal fees.
Interested in finding out what variably priced premiums were released? Head over to www.gen.xyz/premiums – we have a list of all available variably priced .xyz and .College premiums, complete with recommended retail pricing. As a bonus, we’ve included .Rent variably priced premiums too! If you see a domain or two that you’re interested in, head to your registrar of choice to checkout.
Make sure you share to good news about these variably priced premiums…after you secure the ones you want of course ;)