At 30 years old, Daniel Negari is ICANN’s youngest registry operator. With offices in Santa Monica and Las Vegas, Daniel and the .xyz team are bringing choice, accessibility, and innovation to the internet with the .xyz and .College domain extensions. As both a veteran and visionary in the domain name industry, Daniel has positioned .xyz as the platform for every website, everywhere, for the next generation of internet users.
Daniel has always been an entrepreneur and risk taker. He started his first business when he was 12 years old and quickly learned the importance of having a strong web presence. Daniel took an early interest in domain names as a teenager, and this passion carried over to his professional career. In addition to his domain investing activities, Daniel launched a successful third level domain registry .com.de, in 2010. Daniel has leveraged these experiences to become the registry operator of the .xyz and .College extensions.
Even before launching into the trademark-exclusive .xyz sunrise in March, Daniel’s story has garnered the attention of individuals and businesses all over the world, with his extension being highlighted by publications such as NPR, VentureBeat, and Quartz. In the domain name industry, respected writers such as Ron Jackson of Domain Name Journal described Daniel’s newest venture as an internet empire, and Michael Berkens of The Domains called him the poster boy of ICANN’s new gTLD program.
As an entrepreneur, Daniel is all in with his new domain name registry. He has already expanded the company’s presence with the purchase of a new 13,000 square foot office building in Las Vegas, coined the XYZ Haus, while also recently announcing the move of his Beverly Hills office to a Santa Monica building he purchased
Daniel graduated from the University of Southern California, where he received several prestigious distinctions, including the USC Technology Scholar Award and USC Networking Award.
Follow Daniel on his personal blog at CEO.xyz.