Mega.xyz reported as sold for $129,000 dollars via Dan.com

The domain name Mega.xyz has been reported as sold on the Dan.com platform. The domain was acquired by a platform for NFT art creators. Although the sales price was set at $129,000 dollars, the buyer opted for a LTO acquisition over the course of 5 years. The seller is LOGO.com CEO, Kellie Peterson, who shared […]

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Drew Rosener: We sold .XYZ domain names for six figures

Top domain investor and entrepreneur, Drew Rosener, shared news about two high end sales of .XYZ domains. Rosener’s company, Media Options, is a leading brokerage powerhouse, with millions of dollars in sales. Responding to a tweet about how owners of .XYZ domains will never sell them for six figures, Drew Rosener noted: “To be fair, […]

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#ChatGPT delivers speech to #MIT students about the pros and cons of using .XYZ #domains

What if MIT students, among the smartest in the nation, had an opportunity to listen to a pitch about .XYZ domains? Unless Daniel Negari traveled to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to talk about the pros and cons of using .XYZ domains, that would be difficult. Negari’s busy schedule won’t allow that, so we asked ChatGPT […]

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I block all .xyz advocates

A Korean domain investor with an impressive record of .com sales is taking on what he calls “.xyz advocates” whom he blocks from interacting. Domainer James Kim operates from BlakNames on Twitter, where he shared the following message with an obvious anti-xyz bias: I block all .xyz advocates. I spend a lot of time providing […]

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Deep domaining: New AI trained on .XYZ sales data

If you enjoy access to lots of big data, the truth might shock you: Deep domaining is almost here. Domain industry pioneers, NameBio, are working on a new deep learning AI for domain name sales. Code-named “NameGears AI” the project digs into sales data from the top 10 domain sellers of all time. This data […]

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Premium .XYZ domains: The official lists!

When bidding on .XYZ domain names at various platforms, do you know if the domain is premium? Some platforms, like Sav, ensure that the annual renewal price of .XYZ domains is visible on the auction bidding page. But several other marketplaces and expired domain auctioneers do not. Here is how to tell if an .XYZ […]

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Bunch of .XYZ #domains used in phishing attack against corporate accounts

A group of random character .XYZ domains was utilized in a phishing attack that lasted for several months. Last August, attackers initiated a phishing campaign with emails that masqueraded as Xerox scan notifications, prompting users to open a malicious HTML attachment. The attack successfully bypassed Microsoft Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) filtering and stole […]

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Someone just listed a bunch of #XYZ keyword #domains on #NameJet

We’ve never seen so many .XYZ domains listed on a single auction venue recently, and it just so happened at NameJet. Most of these .XYZ domains are single word, dictionary keywords. A few might have a number of significance tacked to them. Overall, it’s an opportunity for the believers in the .XYZ extension that was […]

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Joint ventures : #XYZ and #GoDaddy to give away bidder identification #domains

GoDaddy and XYZ are joining forces; the newly announced allocation of unique bidder identification numbers is a ground-breaking improvement at the biggest domain registrar in the world. Using the blockchain to manage user numbers for GoDaddy auctions will utilize the XYZ Registry‘s unique technology. XYZ founder, Daniel Negari, explained the process: “We are delighted to […]

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#XYZ domain registrations about to drop below the 2 million mark

A year ago, we reported on the number of .XYZ domains dipping below 4 million registrations. During the past year, the once top new gTLD has lost its comfortable first spot among other gTLDs, and has lost half of that number. It now trails .Top and .Loan with just over 2 million domains. Penny promotions […]

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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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