Most of us nowadays share almost every aspect of our lives online. We take pictures of our food and share pictures from our travels. We write about our views on current events and give our opinions on the latest new movies, music, or pop culture happenings. And while we can communicate these things via social media, those apps only tell part of our story and don’t paint the whole picture.
The most free and unlimited way to express our full personalities online is through our own personal website. Need some proof, or maybe some inspiration for what to do with your own personal site? Then look no further than this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, CTorres.xyz.
C Torres does everything with his personal site, CTorres.xyz; he documents his travels, recaps his awesome experiences as a young photojournalist in Southern California, gives an intimate look at his fashion sense, and shares his views about life and current events as well. He’s able to do all this through blog entries, and he’s divided his site into the categories of travel, festival, lifestyle, and fashion, with each covering a unique aspect of his personality.
But beyond just sharing these experiences and photos, C Torres is able to completely shape his image and brand on his site. He’s used this unbounded artistic freedom to paint a full picture of his life, and share that life with the full color, excitement, and uniqueness that defines C Torres himself. His site also works in perfect tandem with his Instagram page, so his over 7,000 followers can go beyond the photos he posts and get the story and meaning behind them on CTorres.xyz. Speaking of C Torres’ Instagram, be sure to check out his takeover of XYZ’s Instagram for our #TakeoverThursday series if you missed it!
“I was inspired to start CTorres.xyz because I wanted to share my adventures, in hopes of inspiring others to go on their own. The goal of CTorres.xyz is to ultimately become an e-magazine, covering travel, festivals, lifestyle, and fashion! I plan on featuring different artist and creatives, ultimately giving them a space to showcase their talents and message.
I chose to build my site on the XYZ domain because it’s unique & memorable! It’s very eye-catching, which I believe makes people interested in viewing the site!”
– C Torres, Creator of CTorres.xyz
While his photography and blog posts alone give a look at his personality, having it all perfectly come together on CTorres.xyz gives C Torres a real presence online that is all his own. CTorres.xyz gives Torres’ friends, family, co-workers, casual acquaintances, and even complete strangers a full view of who he is. Torres portrays his brand exactly as he wants and has total control of his image on CTorres.xyz, something a simple page of pictures or feed of posts could never offer.
Want to give the world a real view of who you are and take control of your image online? Then get started building your own personal .xyz site today, and once you’re finished submit it to us and you could win an iPad Pro in our giveaway contest!
One of the best parts about living in a city is the countless exciting events and goings on that you can take advantage of. New York City is world famous for the amount of activities it presents 24 hours a day for visitors and locals alike. But they don’t call it “The Big Apple” for nothing, so what should you do when you’re overwhelmed by the options available to you for a night out in Gotham? Get some help from this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Live.xyz!
Live.xyz is your one stop, fully comprehensive map of NYC with over 126,000 businesses pinpointed and categorized for you. From rooftop bars, live music shows, and street art works to fitness studios, salons, and trendy shoe stores, Live.xyz has it all laid out for you with helpful descriptions of each. But that’s not all, as Live.xyz gives you up to date happenings at each location and at countless other points around the city, so you can plan your whole night out without even having to leave your apartment.
The Live.xyz map was created by founder Robert Levitan and his team, who spent over 3 years walking the city and documenting each business while taking pictures to add to the map. Their hard work has been more than worth it, as Live.xyz has garnered 4.7 out of 5 stars in the App Store and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Business Journal, and AMNewYork.
Imagination paired with hard work breeds success in business and in life, and Live.xyz is another inspiring example of how the #GenXYZ community exudes both those qualities and works them seamlessly into their projects and startups. Want to harness your imagination and work ethic to create the next hot startup just like Live.xyz? Then grab your .xyz domain today and get started building your dream!
Have you already built your site and think it’s up there with the best on the web? Then submit it into our website building contest before July 31st and you could win 1 of 4 iPad Pros we’re giving away! Get all the details here.
The #GenXYZ community is filled with inspiring individuals, businesses, and organizations that aim to make the world a more efficient, more connected, and overall better place. It comes as no surprise, though, that in many parts of the world people live in dire circumstances and deal with great stress and adversity every day. Our #WebsiteWednesday this week, JoyInc.xyz, has used this unfortunate reality as inspiration to make their home continent of Africa a more joyous place.
JoyInc.xyz is a business registered as a “benefit corporation” that leverages books, television shows, films, events, and more to support better education, develop healthier psychology, and generate impactful social movements in Africa. JoyInc.xyz’s business model is to first provide their own media and teaching products to schools in Africa, then partner with companies and provide their products or services in classrooms, and finally invest the profits from those partnerships into charities and educational institutions across Africa.
While many charitable organizations rely on a classic donation model to provide better opportunities for underprivileged communities, JoyInc.xyz believes a classic business model generates more overall good thanks to the higher profits obtained. JoyInc.xyz’s commitment to putting 100% of profits toward their charitable causes is the key that brings a greater benefit, and more joy, to the communities they are aiming to help.
JoyInc.xyz was founded by Chude Jideonwo, a Nigerian lawyer and Yale University graduate who was selected as one of 18 members of the African Leadership Institute’s 2018 TuTu Leadership program, and was also named to Forbes 30 under 30 list in 2013 as one of Africa’s Best Young Entrepreneurs.
Finding the inspiration to exact positive change in the world can come from anywhere. As JoyInc.xyz shows, that place can even be your backyard. Have you stopped to look at your surroundings and found something that you think could be made better? Then follow JoyInc.xyz’s example and get your idea online with your own .xyz domain to reach a massive audience and start bringing about that change.
Happy Independence Day to all of the American members of #GenXYZ! Today the U.S. is celebrating the day that a group of inventors, pragmatists, and dreamers united and declared independence from Britain, and who went on to found what has become one of the most powerful nations in history. So, what better way to celebrate than to look at an .xyz adopter who also decided to declare independence from traditional social media and founded a new company that is aiming to disrupt the way we use our favorite social apps: ID.xyz.
ID.xyz is an app that centralizes your offline and online identities under one ID, meaning you can access all your social media apps, phone numbers, emails, and more all in one convenient place. But that’s not all, as ID.xyz also has a messaging feature with media playback, and an “invisible data” service they call XYZ. The XYZ feature hides your data and content without deleting it, meaning you can access it when you want, but you can keep it under wraps when you don’t.
You can have unique usernames and profiles for all your social media apps, email, etc. on ID.xyz as well, so you can have a profile to connect with friends, another to connect with family, and another to connect with co-workers all in one easily accessible place, without the hassle of switching apps and changing logins.
Another unique feature of ID.xyz is the ‘AIR’ feature, which allows you to take multi-media from your device and drop it into your surroundings via Augmented Reality. You can select a video and put it on the street in front of you, and you’ll be able to see it play as if it were really there.
Freedom and independence are great motivators that many of the brightest minds throughout history have used to bring about radical change to society. ID.xyz is hoping to found something great that will transform how millions of people live their lives both online and offline, and their intrepid spirit is another example of #GenXYZ’s impact in shaping our future.
Want to get your hands on your own 2 letter .xyz domain? Check out the 2 letter .xyz’s still available now at https://gen.xyz/premiums. And don’t forget, you can still enter your .xyz site into our iPad Pro giveaway contest, where we’ll be grading all sites submitted to us until July 31st and naming 4 winners who will each get their own iPad Pro! For all the rules and details go to https://gen.xyz/giveaway.
Did you know that nearly half of all households in the world have a computer? 87% of US households alone have one. With that kind of widespread adoption, it’s not surprising to see that there are a lot of computer and internet users who don’t have a strong grasp of everything the powerful machine in their living room can do.
But no matter your PC proficiency, there are coders out there who have your back. This week we’re taking a look at one in particular who has created a tool that helps businesses avoid getting stuck using confusing tech to build their software: Code.xyz.
Code.xyz was created by Keith Horwood as a property under his company StdLib which provides software developers with tooling to effortlessly build APIs, or “the building blocks of modern business software” as Keith frames them.
To let Keith explain Code.xyz is his own words; “We’ve found, as we’ve grown, that there is a huge cohort of both new developers and knowledge workers looking for workflow automation solutions that know how to code but aren’t served well by the ‘highly technical’ development solutions of today. Code.xyz was born to enable this market of developers and knowledge workers to write software (marketers, accountants, you name it) while still providing an easy on-ramp for our more technical customers into our ecosystem.”
This innovative platform and approach to API building caught the attention of major Silicon Valley investors Stripe, who committed $2 million to back Code.xyz and help it grow to acquire legions of developers.
“The overarching goal of Code.xyz is to provide a “Google Docs”-like experience for people writing web-based software and business integrations (APIs). Software development is still very much a highly technical field, but that’s rapidly changing.
We love the connotation of ‘.xyz’ especially as it relates to the name ‘code.’ As the last three letters of the alphabet, there’s an association with learning and the childlike fascination with the world we all had when we were younger. We’d like our community to embrace that feeling and empower them to be great developers, to write great code — regardless of previous experience, with only the click of a button.”
– Keith Horwood, Founder and CEO of Code.xyz
#GenXYZ is filled with intelligent individuals, and it’s inspiring when we see that intuition being used to help make a solution that simplifies the lives of others. Code.xyz is making things easier for developers everywhere, and is a perfect example of the good you can bring to your industry when you apply your knowledge to make things better than you found them.
Throughout our #WebsiteWednesday series we’ve highlighted #GenXYZ members from many industries who have embraced .xyz as their domain of choice. The design community, though, has developed a special attachment to .xyz. It has brought us some of our most inspiring users, like influential fashion designers PublicSpace.xyz and Goetze.xyz, prolific graphic designer SoaLee.xyz, and award winning design firm Vierkant.xyz, to name just a few. This week, we’re heading back into the world of design to look at an architecture firm that has received worldwide acclaim and an award from the World Architecture Festival; EdgeArchitects.xyz.
Since 2004, EdgeArch has been a leading international architecture practice that takes advantage of its global network of engineers, project managers, architects, and consultants to create beautiful and sustainable structures. EdgeArch has designed and engineered everything from major airports and hospitals to university buildings and diplomatic missions, and their work has risen to be recognized internationally, including garnering two nominations in the 2017 World Architecture Festival awards. EdgeArch won the category of “Future – Civic” for their design of the Saudi Consulate Building in Karachi, Pakistan.
In 2016, EdgeArch took the next step in bringing their brand to a global audience and announced the launch of their new home online, EdgeArchitects.xyz. The domain is a perfect fit for the firm; a world renowned and award winning architecture company deserves no less than the ability to brand on a memorable domain name using the world’s most popular new extension, .xyz.
EdgeArchitects.xyz are backed by experience, have proven their exceptional work time and time again, and are trusted with taking on the most important projects Saudi Arabia has to offer. With their .xyz domain they’re poised to not only continue thriving in their local market, but to expand their reach and influence and bring their genius to clients around the world.
Retail is one of the world’s oldest and largest industries, but with the dawn of e-commerce and the meteoric rise of social media use, retail is getting a big makeover in the 21st century. Want to know how to launch a retail brand that is positioned to harness these new technologies to take the market by storm? Then look no further than the work of this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Supernova.xyz.
Supernova.xyz, founded by serial investor and entrepreneur Emily Hamilton, is a brand management company which has designed and launched 4 unique and highly successful retail products: fitness and nutrition program ‘bodyboss’, weight loss solution ‘SkinnyMint’, skin care system ‘Sand & Sky’, and hair nourishment lotion ‘Coco & Eve’. Supernova has pushed these brands to staggeringly impressive levels of social influence, including garnering a total of over 70 million views across their social media channels and amassing an audience of over 2 million women reached via social media per day. Even social media queen Kylie Jenner is a believer in Supernova.xyz’s products.
So, how does Supernova boost their direct-to-consumer brands to such high levels of social influence and commercial success? It’s all in their systematic approach, which maps out product development, branding and packaging, social media marketing, an e-commerce storefront, international shipping, and customer service to ensure the highest level of consumer satisfaction. This synchronization of product development and brand messaging gives each of Supernova.xyz’s products a relatable identity, paired with high product accessibility.
“The inspiration for Supernova.xyz was to combine innovative product development and social media marketing to create and build digitally native brands. We aim to grow our existing brand portfolio to expand the products on offer and the markets we reach. Plus we are incubating more brands to expand the brand portfolio to cover more beauty, fitness and health brands.
As members of Generations X, Y and Z, we live in a world with easy access to technology that is vitally connected by social media networks. This means that, with the right strategy, we have a truly unique opportunity to develop products we believe in and grow them into global brands. Supernova.xyz is a perfect example of how #GenXYZ is seizing this moment in history, and serves as proof to every young entrepreneur that their dreams of bringing their idea to millions can be a reality.
So, you have a great idea. You’ve gotten your .xyz site, and you’re all ready to bring your business online and grab your share of the market. But, you find marketing is a slog and getting traction for your business is a huge challenge. For startups this is a familiar nightmare, which is why this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, GrowthEngine.xyz, is here to help them acquire users, generate traffic, and grow their business.
GrowthEngine.xyz is a growth marketing agency whose team combines their depth of experience, proven marketing methods, and a data-based approach to target high potential opportunities for a business to grow its user base and, subsequently, its market share. GrowthEngine was founded by Adam Weselowski, a former Google employee and marketing expert, and Tomek Duda, an experienced marketer with a background in analytics and technical marketing.
Together with their team of analysts and strategists, they will help your business gain traffic and customers by taking it through 3 phases; 1) an audit of your data and target market to determine the path you’ll take together, 2) implementation of analytical tools that will help your business grow, and 3) ‘High tempo testing’, which tracks users and channels to draw valuable insights. Once you’re armed with this in depth breakdown on your target market, you’ll be ready to grab all the “low-hanging fruit” and build your market with a sizable new, and solid, user base.
“Marketing is broken. The only way to make an impact is to rely on the data and look for optimizations throughout the entire funnel – not just the acquisition side. My cofounder and I were inspired by The Lean Startup, Brian Balfour, and the growth hacking community to start the first Growth Marketing agency in Poland. We were inspired to build our site on a .xyz domain by both Google (abc.xyz) and the show Silicon Valley (Hooli.xyz) to have the Silicon Valley touch given to our domain, and it turned out great and very memorable!”
– Tomek Duda, COO and co-founder of GrowthEngine.xyz
Having a truly innovative idea is at the heart of all great businesses, and all it takes is a well laid out marketing plan to help that idea reach its full potential. GrowthEngine.xyz set out with a mission to help make business’ dreams a reality and, like .xyz, they are fostering an environment where the bright minds of #GenXYZ can succeed and thrive.
In this past, we’ve brought you plenty of awesome creative works by #GenXYZ. We’ve shown you the awesome LA-based animator SoaLee.xyz, box office hit designs by ViceRoyal.xyz, and worldwide graphic designer Sammy6000.xyz. This week, we’re excited to add another addition to our creative line up – motion graphics designer Sublune.xyz. He’s a new up and comer who is ready to create the animations you’ve been dreaming of.
Sublune.xyz, or Joseph May, is a Vancouver based artist who has done some impressive job work in his short career. He’s worked in many different areas, such as music, TV, and fashion. Not one to be painted into a box, he’s made it clear that his skill set can vary to meet your every need. He’s done work for famous musicians like One Direction, Disclosure, Olly Murs and Two Door Cinema Club. And when he’s not working on visuals for tour stages and music videos, he’s doing projects with Adidas (here and here), creating promotional videos for MTV, and helping design a new world for Parklife Festival. Some of his recent works even include working on popular video games MLB The Show 17 and Watch Dogs 2.
As you can see, Sublune.xyz’s creativity knows no bounds. His ability to create art for every idea, industry, and format is something that will allow him to continue to grow into a successful animator. Sublune.xyz likes to stand out, and using a .xyz helps him express his individuality. Do you have amazing artistic talents that you want to show off to the world? Then go ahead and grab a .xyz domain now! You can keep up with Sublune.xyz on his Instagram, and you can keep up with us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
You see it on the news all the time, major companies are shutting down their physical stores across the country. There’s no denying that online shopping is the future of retail, but with the ease of opening your online store comes more problems. How do you get a customer to purchase from you with so many shops available? Flippo.xyz is here to change that. Boasting a 2 minute install and the ability to integrate with 9 popular shopping platforms, see why Flippo.xyz is the right move for your online store.
Flippo.xyz is computer software company located in Tel Aviv, Israel. It all started when CEO, Shir Ekerling, realized that his client had a ton of buzz about their products on social media, but no way to bring it to his shop. That’s where the idea of Flippo.xyz was born! He got straight to work on creating an advanced user generated content (UGC) tool that allowed people to communicate like a social media platform and ask questions and discuss the products right there in the online store. The small but powerful team has created a product that all shops can use, and helps to increase sales, time spent on the shop site, user involvement, and even SEO performance. Flippo.xyz is available as a monthly or yearly subscription and the best part is that you can start using it for free!
Do you think your shop could use a boost? Then go ahead and start your subscription today! We love seeing entrepreneurs finding new and important ways to advance the online world. Flippo.xyz is just one more addition to the awesome #GenXYZ community of .xyz adopters and we can’t wait to see where they go from here! Do you think you have the next big idea? Then go ahead and secure your own .xyz today! There’s always room in the world for improvements, and you just might be the next big idea.