West.CN auctions: Single digit domain 2.XYZ sold for how much?

Short, numeric domains in almost every TLD seem to be doing well, and .XYZ is no exception. Still, it’s a hit or miss, and it depends on the market conditions, particularly of the Chinese domain market. According to DNJournal, last year’s biggest single digit domain sales include 1.XYZ for $181,000 dollars and 9.XYZ for $170,000 […]

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XYZ video : Domain sales are exploding!

Judging by the rate of growth (ROG) of .XYZ domain registrations, the future of “Generation XYZ” domains is unstoppable. Fresh data provided by the XYZ Registry in a promotional video confirm that sales are exploding. “We’re foreseeing millions of new .XYZ domains in China, now that we convinced the Chinese government that we’re the good […]

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XYZ : June 2016 growth the result of “penny” promo, at a 7 figure loss

In a recent post, XYZ Registry CEO and founder, Daniel Negari, gloated over the company’s growth in 2016. Negari stated that .XYZ registrations outsold those of .COM by “over 1 million in June.” That number might be true: more than 3 million .XYZ domains were registered in June, 2016, when an ongoing “penny” promotion allowed […]

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Dollar General to start selling .XYZ domains

Citing a paradigm shift in the domain registration market, the .XYZ Registry announced a new partnership: Dollar General. With more than 12,000 stores in the US and a net income of $1.165 billion dollars last year, Dollar General was founded in 1939 – before World War II erupted. “We’ve had so many .XYZ promotions, from […]

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BREAKING: Domain Registry doubles .XYZ price overnight!

Everybody was caught by surprise late Friday evening, when the XYZ Registry quietly got “Carte Blanche” on .XYZ pricing. The California gTLD corporation founded by domainer prodigy, Daniel Negari, ignored some intense lobbying of ICANN by domainers, against a sudden, unwarranted price increase. Effective tomorrow, .XYZ domains will be priced 2 cents a piece, double […]

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Domain pennies : Time is running out on 3 million plus .XYZ domains

Thanks to a penny promotion for its second anniversary, the .XYZ gTLD more than doubled its numbers from less than 3 million, to more than 6 million domains. Priced at $0.01 dollars, the mass registration of .XYZ domains came at no sweat to domain opportunists, who went after every left-over keyword not taken previously. Almost […]

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.XYZ domains : When you sell domains at $0.01 you become a spam enabler

The .XYZ Registry might be issuing disclaimers regarding malware and spam – to be reported and taken care of – but such an approach is not very kosher. Imagine a world where the default is to be spammed first, and be removed from the spam list only after you complained about it. Like the Greek […]

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Domainer Comics : A penny saved is a penny earned?

“Domainer Comics” was launched a few months ago, to bring some laughs to the domain investing community. It’s an open comic series, eager to deliver fun, caustic humor about ongoing happenings. 😀 If you missed earlier installments of the DomainGang Domainer Comics, click right here. Today’s domainer comic is all about domain investment advice dished […]

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XYZ Registry to sell domains via the Apple Store

Big news from the XYZ Registry, managers of quality new gTLDs: Apple corporation will offer XYZ domains on its store. XYZ Registry founder and CEO, Daniel Negari, sent out a statement in English and Chinese via his official blog: “Today we are making history, first Google and now Apple, and who knows what the future […]

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XYZ domains : Registry scheduled downtime has been completed

The XYZ Registry successfully completed its scheduled downtime today, to maintain the freshness and validity of its .XYZ domain inventory. “At exactly 7:30am Pacific time, I pressed the big red reboot button we have here at XYZ, and every domain was power-cycled to ensure its microcode stays up to par,” said XYZ Registry founder and […]

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British surveillance : Law effect demonstrated on “cheap XYZ domain”

A British boffin decided to demonstrate the side-effects of a new British law about Internet surveillance. Protesting the Investigatory Powers Bill, which orders the data retention of all British Internet activity for a year, Brett Lempereur –  a computer security and digital forensics researcher, maker, software engineer, and University lecturer – created ICRA. His web site […]

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EFF : “XYZ .com complicit” in Chinese government censorship

In an article today, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is blasting the XYZ Registry and its decision to propose to ICANN an automatic domain censoring process, from a Chinese government blacklist. The article states: “Even so, as ineffective as it may be, xyz.com’s complicity in advancing the Chinese government’s censorship of the Internet remains profoundly […]

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