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Realtime.xyzAlibaba customer – (China)

.XYZ’s reputation as a domain for innovative creatives has inspired talented individuals from around the globe to join the movement and develop their own portfolio websites on .xyz domains. England-based artist and cultural producer Rocca Holly-Nambi shares her portfolio on Rocca.xyz. Philippines-based tech designer Brian Tan uses BrianTan.xyz to share his design projects as well as news about his local chapter of Effective Altruism. Austria-based Aleyda Rocha uses AleydaRocha.xyz to demonstrate her work as a researcher and artist. In this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, we spoke with a China-based visual effects designer who understands the importance of VFX artist portfolio websites to display your work as a visual creative: Realtime.xyz.

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Visit the splash page of Yue Jia’s VFX portfolio website, Realtime.xyz

Realtime.xyz is the online portfolio of visual effects (VFX) designer Yue Jia. Yue is a VFX Director for Shanghai-based game developer and global publisher, XD Inc. He shared with us that he is an experienced real-time VFX artist, and previously worked as a designer for Epic Games where he worked on popular games such as Fortnite and Paragon. Real-time VFX artists apply real-time technology to game design. With this technology, the game’s response to the player’s command is nearly immediate, which is known as “real-time.”

Portfolio websites are very helpful for anyone to showcase their work and further their careers. A portfolio website can let your work speak for itself and help set you apart from your competition. When asked if he thinks it’s important for VFX designers to have a website, Yue said “Absolutely! Visual artists presenting their own works is an important way to build a brand. What can be more attractive than having a URL with your own unique domain name and custom-designed content?” We also inquired as to what helped him decide to build his website on a .xyz domain. He told us, quite simply, “I like the sense of mystery .xyz gave me.”

A visually striking splash page containing clips of Yue’s projects is the first thing a visitor sees when loading Realtime.xyz. These vignettes include imagery of robots, a red and hazy doomscape, electric blue portals, deserted temples, and more. Visitors can gain an immediate understanding of Yue’s experience and skill in video game design as soon as they land on his website. The work in Yue’s splash page inspired us to ask him if he has a favorite project, and where he finds his inspiration. He told us, “My favorite project is the next one, and my inspiration is from the world’s best games and film effects, as well as the scenery of nature.”

Aspiring VFX creators can develop skills by taking Yue’s online courses. He told us, “I am now setting up course content step-by-step to serve practitioners in the game industry. Yes, in the future I plan to have more excellent and professional course content.” The Course page of Realtime.xyz provides detailed information about Yue’s course content options. Interested students can create a login and purchase their classes of interest. Yue implements the online on-demand method which means that users can log in to the website at any time to pick up where they left off. One of the courses he teaches is on Niagara, one of Unreal Engine’s advanced VFX development tools. Epic Games developed the Unreal Engine platform in 1998 and uses it to build their own games, including Fortnite, Gears of War, and Unreal Tournament. Yue states in the course description that while at Epic, his main work was centered around the use of Niagara.

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Learn about Yue Jia’s VFX course offerings on Realtime.xyz

We enjoy learning about the inspirations that drive the career choices and other paths of our .xyz community. Yue told us about the inspiration behind his pursuit of a career in VFX. “We all have had those little fantasies since we were young, the rabbit on the moon, stars that can be picked, I just persisted a little longer.” He also spoke more of the draw of .xyz domains. “.XYZ reminds me of the concept of ‘unknown’, and it is a very cool word that attracts artists, especially VFX artists.”

Choosing a strong, memorable domain name is beneficial because they’re easier to remember, repeat, and type. Smart creatives use their website URL as an opportunity to make a lasting impression on potential clients and collaborators, and set themselves apart from others in the industry. With Realtime.xyz, Yue has a domain name that makes a statement, indicates his expertise, and sticks in potential users’ minds. He believes his .xyz domain helps him reach his audience. “I think it makes the audience feel I am different. There are obvious differences between .xyz and regular domain names such as .com and .net, which will blow people away. It will be even better if the audience can also feel the ‘unknown’ charm that I like.”

We are very appreciative of this opportunity to speak with Yue. We are excited to see more of his work, and look forward to seeing more VFX artist portfolio websites populate the .xyz community. You can learn more by following Yue on Twitter, LinkedIn, and Bilibili (one of the most popular video content sites in China) and by visiting Realtime.xyz.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Today is a big day for XYZ. Eight of our TLDs joined .xyz in achieving MIIT accreditation in China! You may remember .xyz’s accreditation in China in 2016, which allowed .xyz community members there to publish their sites live to the world. We’ve focused our efforts on continually pursuing accreditation for our whole family of TLDs as it expands, with the same perseverance that helped .xyz become one of the first new domains in the world to receive MIIT accreditation. We’re now proud to say that any owner of a .Rent, .College, .Monster, .Baby, .Security, .Protection, .Storage, or .Theatre domain in China can publish their site live to a global audience.

.XYZ continues to enjoy its position as one of the most popular domains in China. We’ve seen many beautifully designed websites launch on their .xyz domains; from startups, individuals, and organizations. You can get to know some of our favorite Chinese .xyz users yourself, as we have featured many of them on gen.xyz/live. Read our blog to hear first hand from .xyz adopters and discover their impressive websites for yourself.

The diversity of innovation shown by .xyz adopters in China is truly remarkable. From inspiring companies and makers to unique apps and communities, .xyz community members in China exemplify the spirit shared by .xyz owners around the world. Some of our team’s favorite .xyz adopters in China include $20 million manufacturing giant ForeSee.xyz, 3D camera and A.I. company Percipio.xyz, and Yours.xyz, creators of China’s first autonomous delivery vehicle.

XYZ is committed to offering choice and innovation to internet users around the world. As the registry continues to expand its domain portfolio, customers can trust that XYZ will pursue MIIT accreditation for future domain extensions. We are looking forward to pursuing further accreditation for the 10 new domains we welcomed to the XYZ family of TLDs in 2020: .Beauty, .Hair, .Skin, .Makeup, .Quest, .Homes, .Motorcycles, .Yachts, .Boats, and .Autos.

We can’t wait to see what our XYZ TLD adopters in China have in store for their websites! Get inspiration for your site from .xyz users in China and around the world at gen.xyz/live, or register the XYZ domain that’s perfect for you from anywhere in the world!

Luban.xyzAlibaba customers (China)

When your business is promoting the rollout of a new product or service, a helpful strategy to consider is creating new promotion channels for it. Launching your new offering via its own website allows you to introduce its features and advantages to a global audience. You also have complete control over your website, which lets you decide the image you want to present. This week’s #WebsiteWednesday features a successful startup that introduced their new product via an inspiring dedicated website: Luban.xyz.

Luban.xyz

Luban.xyz is a dedicated promotional site created by 3D printing manufacturer Snapmaker for their new Luban software. Snapmaker raised nearly $3 million in seed round funding in February last year for their 3-in-1 3D printer. Now, they have developed Luban as the free and open-source 3D printing application for use with their printers. On Luban.xyz, Snapmaker showcases the features of the software, like its user-friendly interface, camera capture technology, and multi-language support. Snapmaker says Luban is also equipped with custom profiles, file transfer over Wi-Fi, and multi-model support. Interested users can download the software right from Luban.xyz for any of the three major OS: Mac, Windows, and Linux.

In addition to making it easy to download the software, Luban.xyz also helps Snapmaker develop a community for Luban users to join. The site links to the official Snapmaker forum and Snapmaker Facebook groups. These allow adopters to share their experience and tips on using Luban with others. Luban.xyz features a comfortable UI design as well, employing short paragraphs of text to explain the benefits of the Luban software. The text on Luban.xyz is broken up to display download links for the Luban software at the top, middle, and bottom of the home page. This is a wise design choice meant to increase the chances of converting visitors to Luban users.

Establishing a standalone brand for your new offering is one major benefit of creating a separate website to launch a product or service. The Luban.xyz branded domain differentiates the software from Snapmaker’s 3D printers, making it an appealing product on its own. The Luban.xyz website is designed to promote the software for all 3D printing projects, and works to promote Snapmaker’s printers as well, thanks to the connection of the brands.

Luban.xyz is a great example of how a business can use a dedicated promotional website to efficiently introduce a new product offering to its target audience. The Luban.xyz website displays the most important and helpful information about its software to potential adopters in a more interactive and simple way than the standard white paper. In addition, Luban.xyz is indexed into search engine results, allowing Snapmaker to promote Luban to a worldwide audience.

When you promote a new service or product via a dedicated promotional site, you have the freedom to share that information in the exact way you’d like. Introducing it to relevant communities can help increase customers’ connection to your brand, and allows them to get information quickly and easily by remembering one simple branded URL. The site can also be sent to potential investors as a professional and memorable introduction to your offerings.

Got a new product or service coming soon from your business? Follow Luban.xyz’s lead and introduce it to the most relevant audiences exactly how you want via your own branded .xyz website.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Yours.xyzAlibaba customer (China)

Food delivery has become a staple of the new normal. Thanks to autonomous delivery robots like the ones from Starship.xyz, customers in select U.S. college campuses and European Union countries can get their groceries and food delivered without having to worry about interacting with a person at all. Thanks to their popularity and helpfulness, these self-driving delivery robots are starting to make their way into new markets. Customers looking to safely order food and other goods in China while isolating can try this service for themselves with this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, Yours.xyz.

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Yours.xyz is a Beijing-based tech company that builds and produces the first and only team of self-driving delivery vehicles in China. The Yours.xyz team says they use a mix of advanced technologies, hardware research and development, and a customer-focused business operations strategy to create the delivery robots. The company’s goal is to compete with other unmanned delivery vehicles already in use in other countries.

The design of Yours.xyz’s vehicle is an important part of their business model. Yours.xyz highlights the compact and “cute” design of their robots as a key step in getting customers to use them to make purchases. Yours.xyz also points out that each vehicle is lightweight, compact, and built to be self-sufficient. The company claims each robot can cover a distance of up to 1 kilometer on its own, while also scaling curbs and navigating crowded public squares. Yours.xyz programs each vehicle to complete sales to customers independently by circulating along a set route and solicits customers while it roams. Customers can purchase products from the Yours.xyz vehicle and pay with it as well.

Getting around the outside world is a primary challenge for delivery robots. To pass this test, Yours.xyz builds each vehicle with slip-free tires. Their website explains the goal of this design is to prepare the robots to cruise down flat roads while also being ready to transition to climbing up steps, slopes, and other tough terrain. Yours.xyz says the shell of each vehicle can withstand rain and other bad weather, as well. Their site also features a video showing that each vehicle has a “self-driving brain” which contains its anti-collision safety devices and environment recognition tools.

Yours.xyz’s CEO, Lin Peisen, founded the company after accumulating years of technology and operations experience. He has specific interests in artificial intelligence, autonomous driving, and seeing the future of the “unmanned economy,” and the Yours.xyz robots are at the intersection of all three. Lin’s intention for Yours.xyz is to create a new retail system that uses technological innovation to solve the cost problems of the current retail industry.

The company has continued to grow since its recent launch in 2018, and Lin says they have secured more than 300 orders for their robots already. He expects the company to deploy more than 1,000 of its machines in 2020. Yours.xyz has also worked with fast-moving Chinese consumer brands like Nongfu Spring and Master Kong, and launched logistics platforms in Japan and South Korea in the hope of future expansion into these markets.

The next great ideas in tech come from creative minds putting their passion toward solving common problems. Yours.xyz has big plans to establish themselves as a market leader while keeping their focus on making retail faster and easier. Do you have a solution you’ve been dreaming of turning into your next startup? Bring it to life by putting it online with your own .xyz domain!

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Kol.xyzAlibaba customer (China)

In today’s current age of emerging technologies and increased information gathering, you may have heard the term “big data” start making its way into everyday conversations. But did you know that this vast information management tool is already being used to measure social influence? See how one Chinese company, Kol.xyz, is doing just that today’s #WebsiteWednesday.

Kol.xyz, abbreviated from the company’s full name Key Opinion Leader, is a big data and AI company that has developed a system to measure the influence level of public figures. The social influencer industry has seen a huge boom with the rise of social media and the flood of users getting their entertainment and news from social platforms. Kol.xyz uses automated data monitoring to show potential clients a snapshot of these public figures’ level of influence, the reach of their influence, and, most critically, the effect their influence can have for companies looking to work with that influencer.

By assigning this measurable system, Kol.xyz helps their clients maximize the reach and impact of their marketing by choosing the correct influencer and market for their client, ensuring they make the largest impact possible on an audience catered to receive the marketing message well.

The internet is a revolutionary tool connecting communities, brands, and even countries in new and better ways. Kol.xyz shows that you can now use that connectivity to reach your ideal audience, pinpoint your market, and increase efficiency in delivering your message. Ready to start wielding the power of the web for yourself? Then get started with a .xyz website for your idea!

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

NathanGao.xyzXin net customer (China)

If you’re an entrepreneur in 2019, you’re likely thinking about how your work or business can reach a global network of potential customers and partners. Fortunately, you can take a tip from this week’s #WebsiteWednesday, NathanGao.xyz. Though based in China, Nathan Gao shows how to leverage your .xyz domain to take your work global.

Nathan is a Senior UX Designer at MING Labs, a multi-national design company whose outstanding work has been praised by their many notable clients, including Bosch, Lufthansa, and Mann+Hummel. As for Nathan himself, he has also previously worked on UX/UI design for major clients like McDonald’s, Michael Kors, and Vodafone.

His unique artistic approach can be seen on NathanGao.xyz, particularly in the online campaign he helped construct for Sobha Hartland. Sobha is a an ambitious project aiming to build lavish villas and luxury apartments near the Dubai Water Canal, which is surrounded by 2.4 million square feet of greenery. Nathan helped redesign Sobha’s corporate site and added a new UI that enticed businesses and residents to move into the property.

Though his company may work in multiple countries around the world, Nathan is able to have his work reach each one thanks to his international .xyz domain and his memorable personal website. Stay up on the latest work from Nathan via his LinkedIn, or follow in his footsteps and get YourName.xyz today.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

DAMOWANG.xyzXin Net customer (China)

Fashion is one of the most vibrant, creative, and influential industries in the world. If you want to make it your career, though, it can be an arduous road. If you’re looking for a success story from the fashion industry to inspire you to pursue your designer dreams, then this week’s #WebsiteWednesday is for you: DAMOWANG.xyz.

DAMO WANG was created in 2015 by fashion designer Da Mo and his friend Alex Wang while the two were students at Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, and a mashup of the pair’s names served as the inspiration for the brand’s moniker. Da Mo had already established himself as a name on the Chinese fashion scene, having worked for 10 years at another top fashion brand and creating his own clothing label ICYSOUL in 2012.

Since it’s launch, DAMO WANG has followed an impressive path to success and popularity. At the Shenzhen Original Design Fashion Show in 2016 and 2017 DAMO WANG was awarded Best Designer and Best Commercial Potential Brand, respectively. DAMO WANG’s styles have been worn by famous Chinese actresses like Han Xue, Liang Jing, and Yao Xingtong. Feature stories covering DAMO WANG’s work have appeared in major press outlets like Sohu.com, Fashion.ef360.com, HaiBao, Fashion QQ, and China SSPP, and have garnered millions of views.

This meteoric rise to the top of the industry is well deserved, and it’s clear the catalyst behind DAMO WANG’s success is their rebellious, forward-thinking attitude.

“By extracting fashion fragments and methods of overlapping, DAMO WANG reshapes the concepts of avant-garde and fashion, while in the meantime reflecting magnificence and sexiness, and bringing back delicacy and elegance. Therefore, it overthrows the over-simple value orientation of traditional designer brands, and creates a brand suitable for women today who have more and more identities.

DAMOWANG.xyz is a window for our customers to understand us more comprehensively and intuitively, to better enhance the brand effect, to acquire business opportunities, and to provide better customer service.


We love .xyz, especially because when it connects with DAMO WANG, the personalized domain is more recognizable, like our consistent brand design style. DAMOWANG.xyz endows our brand with rich meaning and unlimited imagination.”
– Da Mo, Founder of DAMO WANG and creator of DAMOWANG.xyz

DAMO WANG is proof that when you combine your passion with hard work and a clear vision, you can take your career to amazing heights. Once you’re ready to bring your brand online, you can get your own .xyz domain to build a unique and powerful online identity, just like DAMOWANG.xyz.

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.

Another 3 months are in the books, and that means it’s time for a new edition of the XYZ Quarterly, the magazine that gives you an in-depth update on everything that’s happened for the XYZ registry.

In this edition of the XYZ Quarterly, you’ll get an update on the success our end users have had and see the huge impacts they’re having on their respective industries, get an overview of XYZ’s success by the numbers, take a closer look at our historic 4th birthday sale and other marketing initiatives, and hear about our wonderful registrar/reseller partners!

Happy New Year #GenXYZ! We hope you’re as excited for 2018 as we are. But in all the anticipation surrounding the start of a new calendar year, it’s important to take time to reflect on everything that was accomplished in the previous one. For all of us here at XYZ, that list of accomplishments is something we couldn’t be prouder of. But we didn’t do it alone, so we want to look back at all the awesome things Generation XYZ helped make happen in 2017.

Major new XYZ initiatives launched in 2017

2017 was a big year for growth here at XYZ. We acquired our 10th domain extension, .Storage, and re-launched it as an unrestricted namespace, which caught the attention of storage businesses and even coverage by industry resources like Sparefoot. Earlier in 2017, after teasing a big announcement for months through our AYDACFU campaign, we launched a new class of 1.111 billion .xyz domains, dubbed the 1.111B® Class. It encompasses all 6 through 9-digit numeric .xyz domains that have been reclassified for alternative uses, and we’ve already seen some very unique examples of active 1.111B® Class sites.

Speaking of alternative uses for .xyz domains, one of our favorite highlights in 2017 was the announcement of the exclusive partnership between Ethereum and XYZ, which allows users to pair their .xyz domains to their Ethereum wallets, making crypto trading and management a simple process through any registrar that offers .xyz. This partnership opens up Ethereum to a whole new audience and gives .xyz adopters an unprecedented new freedom in how to use their domain. Check out a video of Ethereum announcing the partnership at their DevCon3 event below.

Partnerships and events that helped make 2017 great

If you’ve been a regular reader of our monthly event recap blog series, you already know that we’ve visited dozens of countries and countless cities around the globe to spread the word about .xyz this year. We brought the #XYZsquad to San Diego for Comic-Con, then to Downtown Los Angeles for the world’s biggest gaming convention, E3, and they even danced their way onto Austin’s local news at SXSW. And that was just the beginning – they also made pit stops in China, Vietnam, and Bangladesh, among other places.

In addition to making .xyz’s presence known to the public at major events like these, we are also proud to be able to connect directly with the members of #GenXYZ with the help of our strategic partners. Product Forge regularly provides .xyz domains to the innovators who participate in their hackathons, CoderDojo teaches middle school and high school students how to code with their own .xyz domains, and Junior Achievement implemented a new website requirement to their 13-week entrepreneurship classes, which gives high school students .xyz domains – and all the other necessary tools and resources – to build their company’s first website.

.XYZ end users make a big splash in 2017

All of us at Team XYZ clearly have a lot to look back on and be proud of from 2017, but none of it would be possible without the support and passion of all of you in the #GenXYZ community. Your passion is what motivated us to eventually claim two Tech in Motion TIMMY Awards this year, one for Best Tech Workplace for Diversity and another for our CEO Daniel Negari for Best Tech Manager. So below we’re sharing just a few of the many big successes from our end users in 2017:

MIT’s Engine.xyz raises $200 million in funding for new startups

Starship.xyz featured on BuzzFeed News

Waive.Car receives funding on Shark Tank

Dodge creates concierge tracking service on Performance.Cars

We’re proud of everything that the #GenXYZ community and our team accomplished this past year, and we know that 2018 is only going to be better. We have some very exciting new initiatives rolling out this year, so be sure to stay up to date on all things XYZ by subscribing to our newsletter, reading our blog, and follow us @XYZ on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Every year on November 11 (or 11/11) China celebrates Singles Day, a holiday dedicated to celebrating the things that make a person unique. Expressing your individuality is at the heart of making your own .xyz site, and no matter what you choose to use your .xyz domain for, it is as unique and capable as you are. This Singles Day, we’re showing off three websites from China that represent some of the many ways people express themselves using a .xyz.

XinyuhuiWang.xyzInternet.bs customer (China)

When you’re picking a domain to register, it’s always smart to get your FirstNameLastName.xyz. XinyuhuiWang.xyz did just that, but since it’s a Chinese name, it’s actually a LastNameFirstName.xyz. XinyuhuiWang.xyz shows off their iconoclastic photography on their .xyz site while documenting a changing China and the world beyond.

Want to make sure you’ve secured your name? Head to gen.xyz/register now to grab your FirstNameLastName.xyz, LastNameFirstName.xyz, or any combination you choose!

ArtMap.xyzWebNic customer (China)

Since .xyz is a truly generic domain, it represents everyone, everywhere, regardless of the language they speak. Because of this, many individuals and businesses brand on a .xyz domain to connect with a worldwide audience, like ArtMap.xyz.

ArtMap.xyz is a premier arts and culture magazine dedicated to reporting on events, openings, and trends throughout Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. With a focus on the cutting-edge and a passion for the avant-garde, ArtMap.xyz brings an eclectic world of art, music, literature, and more to their readers.

DryUp.xyzGoDaddy customer (China)

More than 300,000 Chinese students study at universities in the United States. But pressure on Chinese students to succeed is often very tough, so DryUp.xyz brings a little levity to their situation.

DryUp.xyz produces clothing for students studying in the US with an irreverent spin. Clothing with the letters “GPA” take the place of college athletic department logos, and their slogan, “A or F, who cares?”, sums up their feelings regarding studying in the US pretty well.

To all of our friends and partners in China, we wish you a happy Singles Day! But remember, Singles Day is a great opportunity to show the world what makes you different and special, no matter where you live. If you want to see more great #WebsiteWednesdays, be sure to keep reading our blog. And make sure you follow @xyz on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more great .xyz use cases.

Get your .xyz domain from one of our Chinese partners

XYZ is proud to share about the many incredible members that make up the XYZ community! We encourage you to do your own research before using the products and services of the websites we feature. The information about products and services contained in this blog post does not constitute endorsement or recommendation by XYZ.