Happy Wednesday, #GenXYZ!
We’re back to showcasing some of the amazing .xyz websites in the wild, and we’re delivering a special installment this week. We’re kicking off the fall with #WebsiteWednesday: International Edition.
One of the greatest things about the internet is how it connects people without hopping on a plane. Our first stop? Japan.
Brought to you by the mobile gaming giant, DeNA, is www.rumor.xyz. DeNA runs the largest mobile social networking platform with over 30 million users – and they’re introducing their freshest app (only 3 days old) with a .xyz domain name.
It reminds us a bit of Whisper, but it throws in the “social” aspect of social media that we all love. Ever feel like anonymously sharing a little secret or asking your friends something to see their reaction? Rumor lets you do just that. Check-out their promotional video for a glimpse into the newest app in Japan!
Our next stop is…Romania (did you see that coming?)
Advertigo is a modern branding and advertising agency that specializes in the building materials market. Their expertise in architecture and construction shines through in their sleek, newly designed website.
Even though they’re based in Romania, their reach is massive – their audience includes English, German, Romanian, Hungarian, Bulgarian, Russian, AND Chinese speakers. They’re also part of the E3 International Agency Network, which brings together the brightest in branding and communication from over 30 countries.
We have a lot in store for the fall, so stay tuned and drop us a line through Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And last but not least, we’d like to give a special shout out to all of our Facebook followers. Each and every one of you helped us leap over the 3,000 follower milestone! Here’s to many more to come.
How many times do you have to repeat something before you can say you’re on a roll? With so many creative sites ending in .xyz, we’re back with another episode of .xyz Websites in the Wild. On another Wednesday. Do I sense a theme here? We’re definitely on a roll.
The entire XYZ Team was excited to find this little gem of a website:
This handy-dandy site is a free URL shortening tool that not only does the obvious, but it instantaneously generates a QR code. It also gives you cool options like setting an expiration date, view click statistics (privately or publicly), or even customizing your shortened URL for a personalized touch.
Look how long that URL is! Plug it into ishe.xyz and BAM:
And good news for all our #GenXYZ developer friends out there – ishe.xyz offers its powerful API for free.
Test drive this amazing tool (no sign-in required) and share the knowledge (with a tweet)!
Another .xyz user is flexing his developer muscles with:
chs.xyz eliminates the hassle of downloading apps or lugging around your chess set (yes, I’m sure someone out there does). It’s a free multiplayer chess game that you can play straight from your browser!
Make sure to follow @chsxyz on Twitter to find out when a new chess game is about to start. You can even start one yourself :)
It’s so awesome to see sites like this that not only entertain, but also connect users across the vast world of the internet. The Generation XYZ® community truly is growing day by day, and we’re excited to see how it will evolve by the next time we have our #WebsiteWednesday.
Our last post was about .xyz going global and being available through all corners of the world. But are any of you wondering who are all these .xyz users and what are they doing with their spiffy new domain names?!
Day to day, we’re blown away by the number of innovative .xyz websites that are popping up everywhere. Fresh new sites are being developed everyday – everything from personal blogs, informational sites, official band websites, to even a multiplayer chess game.
Right when we think we’ve seen them all, you guys surprise us with exciting new sites. Clearly, #GenXYZ, you are hitting it out of the park with creative ideas.
We have something special in the works for you, but in the mean time, let us proudly highlight two amazing new websites we’ve found.
Widely known as the Shoe Queen, a fashionista, and multitasking entrepreneur, follow Egreis on her glammed up blog as she enters a new phase of her life: being a mom to her newborn, Gio.
“My life has shifted from heels and purses to diapers and baby bottles, and I couldn’t feel any more complete.
I’ll be blogging about mommy, baby, fashion, beauty and my overall lifestyle. I hope you enjoy it and I hope we learn from one another.”
And then there’s…
Ryuta Ishibe is a 24 year-old, dedicating his .xyz page to one mission: to dribble a soccer ball around the entire world, hoping to make as many people smile along his journey.
Sound impossible? He already completed this feat lengthwise down the country of Japan – and it took him a full year and 2 months.
He’ll embark on his epic journey in March of 2015, kicking-off on .xyz’s home turf of sunny Los Angeles. Keep tabs on him as he trains for his mission and recruits faithful travel buddies through his website and Facebook page (even if you don’t read Japanese, you can’t deny his infectious energy).
There are barrel-loads more of .xyz websites we want to share with you, #GenXYZ, but we’ll save them for future posts.
How’s it going, #GenXYZ?
We’re doing fantastic, by the way. We just made history by launching the first ever .xyz website to ever hit the internet. See for yourself at nic.xyz. The new-and-improved site has the same familiar look you all love, but we’ve added some awesome new design elements to make browsing more fun and interactive. Our highly-anticipated launch dates are now front and center on the homepage, and we’ve made it even easier to learn all about .xyz, read our featured press, and access our most important files.
In case you’re wondering how this is all possible, it’s because ICANN delegated .xyz to us on February 19th. Pretty cool, huh? And this is just the beginning. On March 20th, we will be launching our sunrise phase – an exclusive 60-day period that allows brands to get first dibs on their trademarks. Next comes the landrush. Between May 20th-31st, anyone can participate in priority registration to land the .xyz domain name of their dreams. And then…drumroll please…general availability starts on June 1st! That’s right, everyone all over the world will finally be able to register that short, flexible, and memorable .xyz domain they’ve been eyeing at an uber-competitive price.
When you register a .xyz, you’re getting more than just a domain name – you’re joining Generation XYZ®. No matter when you were born, where you live, or what you do on the internet, you are connected with every other #GenXYZer in our global community. We are creating choice, accessibility, and innovation online, and we can’t wait to see all of the amazing new sites that emerge from the next generation of internet users.
We’ve got a ton more exciting news to come, including a bobsled update from our fearless leader, Daniel Negari. Be the first to know by following us on Twitter @XYZ, and don’t forget to tag #GenXYZ on your social media platform of choice.