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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

XYZ.com’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 […]

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Engine.xyz 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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XYZ slashes $10 million a year from premium stash

XYZ.com has slashed the asking price of a few thousand “premium” .xyz domain names, in some cases by many thousands of dollars. Overall, it looks like the company has dropped prices by a total of $10.8 million. At the top end of its reserved list, several single and double-character domains previously priced a $55,000 per […]

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CentralNic extends XYZ deal until 2032

CentralNic and XYZ.com have extended their registry services pact for the next fifteen years, according to CentralNic. Announcing its first-half 2017 financial results today, CentralNic said the back-end contract has been extended until 2032. It’s an unusually long duration for a registry services contract, which are usually much more likely to run about five years. […]

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XYZ gTLD : At its lowest domain numbers point in 19 months

Following a recent massive drop in XYZ domain registrations, the .XYZ gTLD is back to its mid-February 2016 numbers. That’s 19 months ago, right after a series of small but consistent upward climbs, and before the June 2016 “penny promo” that triggered the registration of 3 million .XYZ domains. Registrations are lower than what the […]

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Big drop : Dot .XYZ back to May 2016 registration levels

The .XYZ numbers have fallen to the levels of May 2016, right before a massive “penny promo” that catapulted it well above 5 million domains. After a year, renewal rates of those .XYZ domains registered at $0.01 each appear minimal. Many domain investors dropped thousands of .XYZ domains en masse. While the cost of registration […]

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Number of XYZ domains falls below the 4 million mark

The number of registered .XYZ domains has fallen well below the 4 million mark, according to ntldstats. And this is not the end of the line, as an additional 1.3 million .XYZ domains are in “deletion mode,” which would further lower the numbers. XYZ rose to the top spot among new gTLDs by a controversial […]

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XYZ Registry : Brand changes are imminent

The XYZ Registry is on the verge of imminent brand changes, and it’s all about a better experience. Seeking a unique identity among thousands of domain industry companies is not a simple task. Many hours are spent deciding on the proper elements of one’s brand. Daniel Negari, founder and CEO of XYZ shares his thoughts […]

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