Domain crime : .XYZ and .Online registries pull the plug on offending domains

Earlier this week, we reported on a number of new gTLD domains that were being used to facilitate tech support scams. Operating from India, the scammers used a number of mostly .XYZ and .Online domains to target their victims. The .XYZ Registry intervened quickly, terminating those offending domains, and several more. Per their abuse department: […]

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.XYZ domain numbers heading up for the first time since huge drop

The .XYZ gTLD is witnessing its first uptick in domain registrations, after a huge drop of almost 3 million domain names in late summer. Following the annual cleanup at renewal time, the remnants of a “penny promo” last year, brought .XYZ registrations down to fewer than 2.5 million. At the same time, .XYZ registrations were […]

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XYZ gTLD : At its lowest domain numbers point in 19 months

Following a recent massive drop in XYZ domain registrations, the .XYZ gTLD is back to its mid-February 2016 numbers. That’s 19 months ago, right after a series of small but consistent upward climbs, and before the June 2016 “penny promo” that triggered the registration of 3 million .XYZ domains. Registrations are lower than what the […]

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Big drop : Dot .XYZ back to May 2016 registration levels

The .XYZ numbers have fallen to the levels of May 2016, right before a massive “penny promo” that catapulted it well above 5 million domains. After a year, renewal rates of those .XYZ domains registered at $0.01 each appear minimal. Many domain investors dropped thousands of .XYZ domains en masse. While the cost of registration […]

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Number of XYZ domains falls below the 4 million mark

The number of registered .XYZ domains has fallen well below the 4 million mark, according to ntldstats. And this is not the end of the line, as an additional 1.3 million .XYZ domains are in “deletion mode,” which would further lower the numbers. XYZ rose to the top spot among new gTLDs by a controversial […]

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XYZ Registry : Brand changes are imminent

The XYZ Registry is on the verge of imminent brand changes, and it’s all about a better experience. Seeking a unique identity among thousands of domain industry companies is not a simple task. Many hours are spent deciding on the proper elements of one’s brand. Daniel Negari, founder and CEO of XYZ shares his thoughts […]

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Kudos to XYZ Registry : Kicks malware scammer’s butt

The XYZ Registry promptly disabled a scammer’s attempts at phishing and causing financial loss, utilizing fake malware warnings. Using a recently registered .XYZ domain, the scammer created a subdomain under it, then bought ad space at various Yahoo! networks. The subdomain would display a fake Microsoft page, freezing the web browser with a pop up […]

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.XYZ domain adoption to skyrocket after Fed Meeting stunt

Despite recent rumors that .XYZ domain registration numbers are plummeting, new developments might point to the exact opposite direction. An unprecedented stunt during the latest Fed Meeting last week, might ensure just that. Someone from the .XYZ Registry held up a sign, asking millions of viewers on national television, to register .XYZ domains. While we […]

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One million .XYZ domains are about to drop

One million .XYZ domains are missing from the zone files, and are about to drop. Current registration numbers show that while there are 5.6 million registered .XYZ domains, a total of 4.6 million exist in the zone files. The difference, one million .XYZ domains, is the imminent drop size during the 35 day window. The […]

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.XYZ lost 1 million domains in the last two months

During the last 60 days, the .XYZ gTLD has lost 1 million domain names. That’s 15% of its total number of registrations, that went down from 6.6 million to 5.6 million domains. It still retains the #1 position in the gTLD rankings. A year ago, the .XYZ Registry rolled out an unprecedented “penny promo” that […]

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AYDACFU : Group of premium NNN .XYZ domains “clawed back” by the Registry

The XYZ Registry appears to have clawed back a batch of premium NNN .XYZ domains, registered under the new 1.111B promotion. A domain investor shared his plight at NamePros: “I registered all the below domains on 6/1/2017 after searching for 10’s of thousands of numerics to purchase. Since I purchased, I renewed for 1 year […]

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Uniregistry and XYZ : Numbers, numbers, numbers for $0.88 a pop

Uniregistry is among the domain registrars participating in an unprecedented promotion by the XYZ Registry. In a nutshell: 1.111 billion numeric .XYZ domains are being released, and Uniregistry will be offering them for $0.88 dollars. If you’re in the market for numeric domains, now’s your chance to tap into this particular niche. The full press […]

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