Flippa seller using artificial dot XYZ numbers to promote domains!

Pumped by an unprecedented promotion by Network Solutions, the registration numbers of dot .XYZ appear to have crossed the 100,000 threshold.

As debunked by many reputable domain analysts, such as Mike Berkens, Kevin Murphy and Ron Jackson, these numbers should not be counted as valid domain registrations.

Unfortunately, the damage to the general interest in .XYZ is already done.

A domain seller on Flippa, is using these numbers to promote his ongoing sale of the domain name, Domaining.XYZ, as seen in the screenshot below:


It is not clear whether the seller is aware of the artificial numbers, or whether he’s doing so in full ignorance of the practice; according to the most recent zone file, Network Solutions holds 88,000 .XYZ domains that should be considered robo-registrations with an “opt out” clause.

The seller of Domaining.XYZ is also comparing the performance of XYZ to other gTLDs, such as dot .Club, as inferior to XYZ.

Should Flippa ban all such claims of .XYZ performance, as a means of gauging the value of .XYZ domains?

We think so.

Click here to view the Flippa listing of Domaining.xyz.



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4 Responses to “Flippa seller using artificial dot XYZ numbers to promote domains!”
  1. Kate says:

    Flippa must be a good place for used card salesmen too 😀

  2. DomainGang says:

    Kate – ShamWow would be a better analogy 😀

  3. Kevin says:

    I’ve alerted the seller to this, thanks

  4. DomainGang says:

    Kevin – Thanks. Current XYZ registration numbers should not be used as valid metrics of value, or some buyers might get dejected.

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