We’ve had a big year at XYZ and we’re glad we’ve been able to share our success with some good friends along the way, like GoDaddy. That’s why we’re happy to announce their recent accomplishment of reaching 100,000 .xyz domains registrations this week. To celebrate, we are highlighting a few GoDaddy customers who have created some of our favorite .xyz sites.
From introducing disruptive new technologies to creating apps that top the iPad App Store charts, GoDaddy customers are great examples of the innovation coming out of #GenXYZ. Check out all of these adopters from GoDaddy who are making waves around the world below:
Lisn.xyz – GoDaddy customer (India)
One of the best parts of discovering a new artist or song is getting the chance to share it with others. Before, this would mean splitting headphones or finding a link to send over. But with Lisn.xyz, you and your friends can enjoy a song together in real time – no matter where in the world you are. Lisn cuts out the hassle of sharing songs to friends by syncing the timing so you can enjoy the track together.
NDPM.xyz – GoDaddy customer (United States) NDPM.xyz is a site created by college student Patrick McHugh, using a clever four letter abbreviation meaning Indie Night (his personal branding) paired with his initials (PM – which also stands for “post meridiem”). Patrick uses his .xyz domain to showcase photos, drawings, and video shorts he creates – pulling inspiration from his journey into adulthood. NDPM.xyz is just another great example of how creative young members of #GenXYZ are exploring and sharing their passions with the world on short and brandable .xyz domains.
Converge.xyz – GoDaddy customer (United States)
As the internet and technology age grows, it seems to get harder to stay on top of the most recent trends or emerging techs. Brand experts Broadsuite Media Group (BMG) share this feeling, and that’s why they expanded their business with Converge.xyz. Converge acts as BMG’s informational resource – giving businesses the necessary insight into the ever changing market, while also developing strategies to help grow their brand and secure clients in the digital era. Among its roster of clients are SAP, IBM, Dell, LinkedIn, and YP. Converge practices what they preach by using @ConvergeXYZ across all of their social media handles to create a consistent online presence. Just like .xyz, Converge is educating businesses on new trends and strategies that resonate with the next generation of internet users.
These GoDaddy customers illustrate exactly how .xyz is able to bring people together, whether it’s by sharing new music, your creations, or making the world a better place. We are proud to have GoDaddy as a partner, and we look forward in continuing to foster this community of innovators together.
Tomorrow is the first day of Autumn, #GenXYZ! Taking a walk through the city in the cool air to see leaves changing colors is a great way to spend a fall afternoon. But what if there was a way to make exploring your town on foot even better? This week’s #WebsiteWednesday will enhance your walkabout by adding a whole new dimension: Echoes.xyz.
Echoes is an app that turns your average stroll into a culturally immersive experience by using your phone’s location to trigger audio interactions connected to landmarks around you. As you are walking, “echoes” consisting of music, stories, and interesting facts relating to your surroundings will play. Not sure where to go? The echoes will guide you along your own private walking tour. For example, if you find yourself exploring a new city like Red Hook, New York, you can use the Echoes app to discover its rich history and unearth the unique quirks it has to offer.
But perhaps the most innovative feature of Echoes is that it allows anyone to upload content, fostering a community of users that collaborate and share tours they’ve created. Users can add echoes through the Echoes.xyz website or on the app, allowing the community to interact with each other on the platform they are most comfortable using. Echoes also partners with towns to develop customized tours, extracting knowledge from the people who know them best. Our favorite example of this is an audio tour of Sussex, which highlights the city’s rich film history. The app ensures that your sightseeing adventure will be culturally enriching, educational, and unforgettable.
Fittingly, Echoes was created through a community campaign launched on IndieGoGo that raised more than its financial goal. It also received thousands of dollars in funding from the Embassy of Denmark Cultural Development and Exchange Fund in Hanoi. Echoes has taken the support they received in their initial campaign and created a truly inspiring augmented reality app. Just like .xyz, Echoes designed a platform which provides its international community of users an open space to educate and collaborate with one another. Their innovative spirit makes Echoes.xyz a great example of how #GenXYZ is using .xyz domains to connect with each other and create revolutionary new technology.
One of the best parts about what we do is the traveling. The XYZ Team has been spotted all over the world, including Austin for SXSW, Helsinki for ICANN 56, and even China for meetings with our valued partners. Although we love being able to explore different countries and cities, planning trips is a tricky business. Choosing between hundreds of activities, coordinating flights, finding accommodations, and even deciding where to eat can quickly become stressful. Luckily, you can skip the hassle when planning your ideal trip with this week’s #WebsiteWednesday: Fungogo.xyz.
Fungogo takes the stress out of planning by providing travelers with tools to customize their trip, change plans on the go, and share their experiences with others. Their trip planner helps create custom itineraries based on popular destinations and users’ travel preferences. Fungogo also offers an app for both Android and iPhone, so unexpected changes don’t get in the way of having a great trip.
Of course, the best part about travelling is meeting new people. Fungogo’s social feature, called the FunBox, allows users to share their experiences and connect with other Fungogo travelers if they want to meet up and enjoy their trips together.
As Fungogo CEO Muriel Kuan explains, the current lack of travel services that help users easily plan and share their experiences is what inspired her to create Fungogo.
“A vacation has so many things to plan and do at the beginning and end, and there isn’t a complete tool that allows anyone to accomplish all of these things. ‘Why don’t I use my own technical background to help solves these problems?’ I asked myself, and this idea gradually transformed into the one-stop travel community platform, Fungogo. We wanted to create Fungogo to be the Google AND Facebook of the travel industry!
… We are creating a new ‘Sharing’ travel economy for the next century. Therefore, we have chosen an extension that is representative of the next generation of Internet domain names: .xyz.”
By satisfying jetsetters everywhere with an innovative trip planning platform, Fungogo is the perfect example of how #GenXYZ is disrupting their industries every day. If you’re like us and have caught the travel bug, don’t take another trip without using Fungogo.xyz!
With adoption in 230 countries, .xyz is the platform for businesses and individuals to connect with their global audience on an international domain. But what if your audience doesn’t speak the same language as you do? Well, there’s a [Weebly] app for that now – and in this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Martín Massera tells us how your message can be heard in any language with Multilanguage.xyz.
Multilanguage is a Weebly app that lets your visitors easily change the language of your website to the one that best suits them. Their intuitive design allows for visitors to easily switch languages at the click of a button, while maintaining your website’s visual appeal. Multilanguage also works on mobile to ensure a great experience no matter what device your visitors connect from.
We reached out to Martín Massera, creator of the app, to learn more about Multilanguage.xyz:
XYZ: What was your inspiration to start Multilanguage?
How do you see your app?
I always saw the app as two things: covering a real need for users, and also as a channel of self expression. I expressed my values in the app, being as open, giving and carefree (not careless!) as I could. I deliberately let users extend their trial period as much as they need, and I give free accounts to all who need.
Tell us about the reason you choose a .xyz for your domain?
It has this thing about the alphabet, language, that goes well with the Multilanguage theme. It also sounds fresh, new. It’s not “techy”… I considered .io but I didn’t want Multilanguage to be a “tech startup,” I wanted to reach individuals and small businesses, just like Weebly.
What are your goals for Multilanguage and can you share with us any exciting new features to look forward to (i.e. languages, services, etc.)
I’d love one of two things to happen: that we become the top reference for Multilanguage in Weebly, or that Weebly adopts Multilanguage into the platform itself. I just teamed up with a person in France to take the app to the next level. We are going to be working on usability, improving the user experience a lot, and also we are thinking about inline translations, as well as to offer automatic and manual translation services.
The ability to communicate is crucial to building strong communities. Multilanguage.xyz connects you with people all over the world, regardless of what country your website comes from. Bringing people together by eliminating language barriers? Sounds like Martín is speaking our language!
P.S. – Register your .xyz at www.gen.xyz and take advantage of our FREE Weebly website builder with your custom domain!
Namecheap has been showing .xyz a lot of love recently, and it’s not just because we turned 2 in June. No – this week we are recognizing Namecheap for a truly historic achievement – reaching their 1,000,000th .xyz registration. In honor of this amazing accomplishment, we are delighted to highlight some of our favorite .xyz websites that have been built by Namecheap’s own customers.
As only one of three registrars that have reached this milestone (we’re looking at you, Chengdu West and Uniregistry), Namecheap has set itself apart as a key player in helping us connect a global community of pioneers we call #GenXYZ. The innovation taking place on .xyz domains registered at Namecheap can be found in industries and locations all over the world. See for yourself with a first look of the poster and use cases below:
Olga, Farida, and Ni are three adventurers from Azerbaijan that share their stories online with their blog, Notebook and Earth. They cover a wide variety of topics from food to fashion and everything in between, so readers can enjoy real experiences told by real people. Make sure to check out their site before your next jetset for some interesting and entertaining travel advice.
Dino helps your company attract like-minded individuals with a real-time look into your team’s culture. Instead of an outdated career page, Dino integrates with your Slack chat and brilliantly suggests the most interesting and entertaining updates to post into your team’s public feed. Why did they choose the name Dino? According to their website:
“You know how hard it is to find a good .com domain. We could not. Which is how we arrived at the first name for our app – dino. It stands for did not find domain. [Then] we just [made] it shorter, to just dino.” –Dino.xyz
Comuzi takes a unique approach to digital design to create the next generation of digital products and services. With global clients like the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and Forbes Global 2000 Company, Petro Rabigh, Comuzi needed a global domain name – like Comuzi.xyz! Be sure to check out their innovative solutions including Medic Bleep, a secure communication app for hospitals and medical professionals.
“You don’t just do a startup. You do it because you want to solve a problem so bad.” – Wise words from Jason Lin. Part portfolio, part research, and part projects make up this visual, well-designed personal site. Just based on what you see so far on JLin.xyz, there’s no doubt that Jason will change the world with his .xyz. Jason had this to say about why he chose a .xyz domain:
“The moment I chose XYZ was because as a Gen Y myself, I know it best represented creative minds like people of our generation.” -Jason Lin, Creator of JLin.xyz
These are just some of the many great websites we’ve seen built by Namecheap customers. It’s clear that no matter what your idea or passion is, .xyz has a place for you. We are proud to call Namecheap our partner and look forward to continuing to offer an open and accessible internet together – one million .xyz domains at a time.
Summer is ending and school is just around the corner. Thinking about the new things you’ll learn this year is exciting, but switching your brain back to school mode can be a challenge. Luckily, this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, LetsMath.xyz, will help get those gears turning again so you can get a head start this school year.
Based in India, LetsMath is an online learning platform that teaches #MathforGenZ with courses taught by experts who are available to give feedback to students 6 days a week. LetsMath lessons are self-paced and designed from scratch specifically for the digital generation. They’ve also created a mobile app, so students can access helpful feedback and lessons anywhere on a device they use every day.
LetsMath exemplifies the innovative spirit of .xyz in the way they frame their concepts in real world situations that students can more easily relate to. By aligning their social media handles with their .xyz web address, they have made it easier for students to find their practice problems on channels like Facebook and Twitter.
LetsMath is preparing students for a successful future by teaching them time-honored math concepts in an engaging way, and their .xyz web address is a perfect fit to connect with the next generation. Head to www.gen.xyz to get your own .xyz domain and share your knowledge with Generation XYZ!
As summer blockbusters start to leave the silver screen, it’s time to turn our attention to the smaller stories that fill our everyday lives. #WebsiteWednesday is dedicated to hunting down those hard-to-find .xyz stories and sharing them with the world. From an adaptation of a book by an obscure author, to a new take on the British period drama, this week’s #WebsiteWednesday makes sure to tell the stories that really need to be told – we can’t wait to introduce you to the storytellers: DoverStreet.xyz.
Formerly DoverStreetEntertainment.com, the UK-based film and television production company now redirects their old domain to the shorter and more memorable DoverStreet.xyz. Started as a vision on opposite shores of the Atlantic by Graeme A. Scott and Kathy A. LoPrimo, Dover Street pairs numerous Academy and Emmy Award winning directors, producers, and cinematographers from around the world with smaller stories that would otherwise go unnoticed. This has resulted in unforgettable and powerful works that have appeared on the BBC, Channel 4, Showtime, PBS, and HBO.
We are always amazed by the incredible stories created by our end users around the world, and if Dover Street’s 2016 slate is any indication, they have quite a few tales in store for us. One of their current projects, The Last Hope, is directed by Academy Award winner Karen Goodman. The international cast and crew travels to different locations around the world to chronicle the journey of a little-known Italian NGO called Emergency, which provides free medical aid to people impacted by war.
With a mission of telling the stories that need to be told to the widest audience possible, Dover Street made the right choice by switching to a .xyz domain that is not only recognized on both sides of the pond, but also around the globe. DoverStreet.xyz sheds light on incredible tales and is an inspiration for all of #GenXYZ. Grab your .xyz domain to start sharing your own untold stories today.
August 17th marks the day Indonesia declared their independence and became their own country. This momentous event is honored each year with countless festivities, including street decorations, flag hoisting ceremonies, and lively parades throughout the country. Though Indonesia is made up of over a hundred ethnic groups and a thousand islands, the country proudly celebrates unity on this day by holding special events at the same time across the country.
What makes this exciting time so special is that people from all generations get together and appreciate a common moment in history. Young and old, near and far, #GenXYZ enjoys celebrating with our growing global community. So as a tribute to their independence day celebration, our #WebsiteWednesday features some of our favorite .xyz websites from all over Indonesia.
BambangYusuf.xyz – Hostinger customer (Indonesia)
Bambang Yusuf is a creative web designer that hails from the city of Medan. He uses his remarkable artistic ability to market new products in minimalistic styles and fresh contemporary designs. Bambang Yusuf was able to secure his FirstName.xyz, making it easy for prospective clients to find his site.
V-M-C.xyz – GoDaddy customer (Indonesia)
VMC is a music entertainment agency representing popular pop and rock artists in Indonesia. VMC also operates a ticketing service run on EmpireLive.xyz. In addition to Empire Live, they also own Synch, a music service that finds the perfect track for your film, trailer, video game, or TV show. VMC was able to get not just one, but two, of their BrandName.xyz domains, unifying the different branches of their business.
Celebrating moments like this with members of #GenXYZ from all over the world is something that we pride ourselves on here at XYZ. In honor of the festivities, our registrar partner Rumahweb is running a special Independence Day sale on .xyz domains until August 21st. Selamat Hari Kemerdekaan, Indonesia!
Every four years, the world’s greatest contestants come together in a thrilling display of athletic ability, sportsmanship, and unity. Whether you’re in sunny Rio or enjoying a caipirinha from the comfort of your own home, the Olympic games are sure to attract spectators from all around the globe. Here at XYZ, we enjoy the friendly competition and plan on having every TV in the office stream all of the different events.
The Olympics brings together people of all different countries, backgrounds, and upbringings. Whether you throw the javelin or you swim 5,000 meters daily, top athletes from all over the world dedicate their lives to be the best. This spirit of competition is the driving force behind innovation. Like the Olympics, #GenXYZ is a community of innovators that spans across oceans and continents. This is possible because .xyz truly is an international domain extension. We have been adopted in 230 different countries as the go-to domain that transcends language barriers.
In every region of the world, #GenXYZ has been hard at work getting their message out there – so we’ll pass the torch to some .xyz sites from every continent that we think are worth cheering for this summer.
The Canadian site Cycle Feed is your one stop resource for all things cycling. They feature blogs and podcasts that keep you updated on everything going on in the world of cycling.
Previously OpenJC.org, OpenJC.xyz is a Jersey City non-profit group whose goal is to create, implement, and manage civic programs for disadvantaged communities in the area.
Axis Group is a design studio rooted out of Argentina. They recently finished a large marketing campaign with LG for their G3 mobile phone.
Rodrigo hails from Brazil, the host of this year’s Olympics. He is using his .xyz to showcase his skills in web development and other coding languages.
Mixxer is a graphic design studio based out of Holland with a modern and sleek aesthetic.
Epitome is a sailing guide that will let you experience Greece – the birthplace of the Olympics – the way it was meant to be seen.
Voce is a moving street art installation made up of LEDs and powered by solar energy. Visit the site to see where in Berlin it will be set up next.
Faceboard is a versatile e-learning platform which can be utilized as a training tool for a wide variety of industries and businesses.
Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria, Jonathan Itakpe is using his personal .xyz to showcase his work in data-mining and software development.
Devloops is an Egyptian small business which specializes in creating simple and intuitive apps for consumer use.
Spinwild is a Taiwanese digital marketing firm that has done work for high profile clients from around the world, ensuring that their campaigns are tailored to their specific target regions.
Percipio is a Shanghai-based manufacturer of virtual reality cameras that allow for advanced depth and thermal imaging.
Created in Israel, Sling is an innovative new way for merchants to collect payments on the go. Instead of a credit card, merchants scan a Sling wristband for a quick and easy transaction.
Empati is a Turkish non-profit who seek to create simple and sustainable shelters for the country’s growing stray animal population.
Hussam Mohsineh is an entrepreneur based out of the United Arab Emirates who has actively fostered the startup community in the region.
PlaygroundXYZ is an innovative advertising agency from Australia. They seamlessly integrate non-intrusive ads to existing mobile platforms.
Jules DeLeveau is a New Zealander who is using his .xyz to showcase his impressive graphic design portfolio.
The Games are set to kick off this Friday, and we are eager to see what spectacles Rio’s opening ceremony has in store for us. But we are even more excited to watch our international community of #GenXYZ continue to grow and break records globally. Should we be cheering on your .xyz website? Share it with us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram for a chance to be featured in a #WebsiteWednesday!
Now that summer is fully upon us, it’s time to start enjoying the great outdoors. But everyone knows the key to a great backyard barbeque or perfect day at the beach is all about the tunes blasting in the background. Finding new music can often prove to be a struggle, and time spent indoors searching for music means less time spent outside. That’s why our #WebsiteWednesday this week will make sure you always have something fresh queued up: MusicTalks.xyz.
MusicTalks.xyz is an audio discovery platform which features new and upcoming artists from a variety of genres. Whether you’re into rap, rock, or pop, Music Talks has a song for you. Their feed makes it easy for you to fall in love with new artists that otherwise would not have been on your radar. Plus, with every artist featured on Music Talks, they provide recommendations for similar artists, making discovering even more new music a breeze. Tracey Arbon, the creator of Music Talks, is just another example of those who are innovating on .xyz domains.
“I like .xyz domains, because to me, it sums everything up, especially since the site is about independent artists from various genres; so much so, that we’ve made sure we have incorporated this in all our branding” – Tracey Arbon, Music Talks
Music Talks is also an excellent tool for the aspiring musicians trying to get their name out there. Not only does the site make it easy for them to be found and shared by listeners like you, they also have exclusive interviews with each musician that they feature, so you can know exactly what drives and inspires your new favorite artist.
“Music Talks provides articles written directly from the artists, as this is the one key element in which we find is crucial for people to be able to relate to, and create a better understanding of what artists go through…” – Tracey Arbon, Music Talks
So #GenXYZ, who are you listening to this summer? Let us know at @XYZ, and have a great Wednesday (hopefully out in the sun)!