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February 23, 2019 10:29

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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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.XYZ Announces New Buy It Now Premium Domain Tiers with Standard Renewal Fees

The .XYZ registry announced today a new Buy It Now Premium domain tier with standard renewal fees The registry’s new selection of premium domains will have $10 MSRP renewal price (each domain registrar sets it own price for domain names which can vary from MSRP). At Midnight UTC on August 1, XYZ will be releasing […]

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CentralNic reports 2017 earnings, merger with KeyDrive still in the works

Company reports revenue increase in 2017 and hopes to merge with KeyDrive in Q3. Domain name company CentralNic (London AIM: CNIC) published its 2017 annual report (pdf) today. Topline revenue increased from £22.1m in 2016 to £24.3m in 2017. Profit after tax was basically flat at £1.0, but the company’s Adjusted EBITA measure grew from […]

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.XYZ gets another win against Verisign

Appeals court decision gives XYZ another chance to be awarded legal fees. It’s been over three years since Verisign (NYSE: VRSN) sued XYZ, the seller of .xyz domain names, for false advertising. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of XYZ in November 2015 but that wasn’t the end of it. XYZ asked the […]

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20,000 domains registered and not 1 sale

Darryl E. S. Lopes formerly worked for Uniregistry as a broker and he posted a story on LinkedIn and Namepros about registering 20,000 .xyz names at .01 each. Darryl reported that he did not make one sale in the year he held them. Had to be a lot of work to register 20,000 names. He […]

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Taking NamePulse for a spin to do a deeper dive into how new gTLDs are really doing

Ever since the new gTLD program was launched I have been fascinated by how different domain extensions perform and more importantly, the metrics that we should really be using to judge performance. I have talked in the past about my issues with using registrations as the KPI for adoption since this number is so easily […]

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XYZ junk drop sinks the industry in Q3

The total number of domains registered in the world suffered a rare period of decline in the third quarter, according to Verisign’s latest numbers. The Q3 Domain Name Industry Brief shows September ended with 330.7 million registered names across all TLDs, a 1.2 million dip on the second quarter. Year-on-year, there was still growth: 3.7 […]

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Battle of the #gTLDs: .XYZ versus .TOP – which one spams?

Domain investing in the new gTLDs is an acquired taste, and the market doesn’t always respond favorably. One of the earliest reactions was to the methodology used by dot .XYZ, adding free domains to matching .com owners’ accounts. That promotion was coordinated with Network Solutions, and Rick Schwartz had a few words to say. At […]

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Numeric .xyz names plummet despite dollar deal’s effort to sell over a billion numeric .xyz domains at just $0.65 each does not appear to be gaining traction. The number of qualifying domains in the .xyz zone file has plummeted by almost 200,000 since the deal was introduced and dipped by over 4,000 since the blanket discount went live. The $0.65 registry […]

Read more raises $200 million

A company operating on a .xyz has raised $200 million according to Bloomberg. A venture fund started by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology called The Engine has financed its first seven companies after raising $200 million from investors.  The selected companies are working in fields such as aerospace, advanced materials, genetic engineering and renewable energy, […]

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