Bulging domain numbers : Busy day in SXSW for XYZ “purple man”

An XYZ Registry “purple man” had a busy day today in Austin, Texas, where the SXSW conference is taking place. Stepping aside from the group of other XYZ purple men, the most animated guy donning purple tights removed his mask, temporarily. “I don’t want my friends and family to know I do this part time,” […]

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Ali Zandi drops 1500 domain names – guess the TLD!

Domain investor and broker, Ali Zandi, has taken investment risks before; he often shares his successes and failures as part of his commitment to transparency. In a recent exchange on Twitter, Zandi stated he had just dropped more than 1500 domain names: “The PURGE: 1500+ domains… #deleted. Feels good. Can you guess the TLD?” Wow. […]

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Domainers talking industry lingo got booted off Delta flight!

When boarding a plane, be careful what you say. A small group of domain investors got booted off a Delta flight on New Year’s Eve, after their conversation raised the suspicion of an Illinois grandma. Flight 2275 from Chicago, Illinois to Las Vegas, Nevada was delayed, in order to investigate the incident. According to the […]

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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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SpamHaus : Is .XYZ the most abused new gTLD ?

Dot .XYZ has accumulated a long history of controversy; from its launch two years ago, to its adoption for Google’s Alphabet project, to the penny promotion for its 2nd anniversary. With more than 6.4 million registered .XYZ domains, the brainchild of CEO and founder, Daniel Negari, began with the acquisition of XYZ.com for $50,000 dollars, […]

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Skoal.XYZ : .XYZ penny promo leads to UDRP loss for venturing domainer

Earlier this summer, we called it. The penny promo for .XYZ domains offered the potential to blindly register available domains en masse, without regard to existing marks. A venturing domainer who registered Skoal.XYZ as part of a 1,000+ .XYZ domain registration spree soon found out that Skoal is a famous trademark. The cost of 1,000 […]

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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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Domain Internet of Things : Billions of new .XYZ domains to be registered

The Internet of Things is upon us, and with it arrive 50 billion devices that are expected to be connected by the year 2020. Naturally, every device needs its own domain, and what a better domain to use than a cheap .XYZ. “We’re looking into designating .XYZ domains to every coffee maker, temperature alarm, electric […]

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Calvin Klein : .XYZ “penny promo” results in massive 73 domain UDRP

To celebrate its 2nd anniversary, the .XYZ Registry offered a promotional “penny per domain” pricing. At the time, we pointed out that such cheap domains enable the proliferation of registrations for spamming purposes. Another issue became apparent, after a UDRP involving 73 .XYZ domains – all “Calvin Klein” trademark violations. The ongoing case has been […]

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