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June 18, 2018 13:03

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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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XYZ files opening brief in request for Verisign to pay $1.6 million

Domain registry says lower court erred in three ways. .XYZ’s fight with Verisign continues. XYZ.com LLC and Daniel Negari have filed their opening brief in an appeal against Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) over legal fees. If you haven’t been tracking this saga, here’s a quick overview: Verisign, the registry that operates the .com and .net top […]

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.storage to have pricey second sunrise

The .storage gTLD is to get a second sunrise period after being acquired and repurposed by XYZ.com. The registry will operate a “Trademark Landrush Period” for three weeks from November 7 as the first stage of .storage’s reboot as an open-to-all gTLD. It’s not technically a “sunrise” period under ICANN rules — that phase was […]

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Kudos to XYZ Registry : Kicks malware scammer’s butt

The XYZ Registry promptly disabled a scammer’s attempts at phishing and causing financial loss, utilizing fake malware warnings. Using a recently registered .XYZ domain, the scammer created a subdomain under it, then bought ad space at various Yahoo! networks. The subdomain would display a fake Microsoft page, freezing the web browser with a pop up […]

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.XYZ working to make domains available in China again

Domains haven’t been available at Chinese domain registrars since early May. Many Chinese domain name registrars stopped offering .xyz domain names back in May at the behest of China Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT). At the time, XYZ CEO Daniel Negari said “CentralNic is updating RNV providers to ensure there is stability in […]

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Feds seize .XYZ domain

The .XYZ gTLD is getting hit by massive domain drops, to the tune of 2.5 million, and now Homeland Security Investigations has added one domain to its seized list. Dubsrewatcher.xyz moved into ICE possession, and is currently displaying the standard message: “Willful copyright infringement is a federal crime that carries penalties for first time offenders […]

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Junk drop cuts .xyz in half, .top claims volume crown

The .xyz gTLD has seen its zone file halve in size, as millions of free and cheap domains were not renewed. The former volume leader among new gTLDs started this month with a tad over 5.2 million domains in its zone. But its July 17 zone contained 2.5 million, much less than half as many, […]

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