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    • .xyz sets price for numeric domains at $0.65

      XYZ.com has announced that it will charge just $0.65 wholesale for over a billion numeric domain names in .xyz. The revelation came as part of a confusing launch of what the registry calls its “1.111B Class” domains. That’s because the pricing affects all 1.111 billion numerical domains of six, seven, eight and nine digits in .xyz. These will now all register and renew for $0.

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  • XYZ acquires .storage, its 10th gTLD

    … today about .storage as a “premium” vertically-focused TLD along the lines of its $3,000 .cars or $750 .theatre. The company said that it will not hold back reserved names at higher, premium pricing. Even nice-looking domains such as cloud.storage will be available at the base fee, it said. The new acquisition becomes the 10th that XYZ has…

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  • .xyz, .club and .vip get the nod to sell in China

    … the government does not like, but only those domains registered via Chinese registrars. The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced the licenses, given to the Chinese subsidiaries of Minds + Machines, .CLUB Domains and XYZ.com respectively, today. M+M CEO Toby Hall told DI that it’s “a great moment of support for Chinese registrars…

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  • NameCheap stops selling .xyz domains

    … NameCheap may have sold over a million .xyz domains, but apparently it will sell no more than that. The registrar confirmed to DI this evening that it is no longer taking .xyz registrations. It declined to explain why. It has also stopped selling .college and .rent domains — two other gTLDs owned by XYZ.com. Other new gTLDs are not affected…

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  • XYZ hires .top guy as first China employee

    … XYZ.com has hired its first Beijing-based employee, as part of its ongoing plan to formally enter the Chinese market. The company said yesterday that it has appointed Mason Zhang, until recently chief marketing office at .top gTLD registry Jiangsu Bangning Science & Technology Co, as its new director of business development for China…

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  • Industry lays into Verisign over .com deal renewal

    … Some of Verisign’s chickens have evidently come home to roost. A number of companies that the registry giant has pissed off over the last couple of years have slammed the proposed renewal of its .com contract with ICANN. Rivals including XYZ.com (sued over its .xyz advertising) and Donuts (out-maneuvered on .web) are among those to have filed…

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  • West.cn to prop up .xyz renewals with $1.5 million subsidy

    … million registered domains, but about 1.8 million of those were registered after June 2015 and are not in need of renewal before the promotion period expires (though registrants can of course renew whenever they like). Tweet Tagged: Chengdu West Dimension, new gTLDs, renewals, subsidy, west.cn, xyz.com …

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  • CentralNic doing okay out of new gTLDs

    … before tax of £1.45 million ($2.13 million), compared to £520,000 in 2014, on revenue up 71% at £10.39 million ($15.28 million). While it may be best known nowadays as a back-end registry provider, its revenue is now fairly evenly split over its three reporting segments. CentralNic runs the back-end registry for volume gTLDs including .xyz…

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  • XYZ settles Verisign’s back-end switcheroo lawsuit

    … XYZ.com has settled a lawsuit filed against it against Verisign stemming from XYZ’s acquisition of .theatre, .security and .protection. Verisign sued the new gTLD registry operator for “interfering” with its back-end contracts with the previous owners last August, as part of its campaign to compete against new gTLDs in the courtroom. XYZ had…

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  • Rightside rejects Negari’s $5m new gTLD offer

    … Rightside has turned down Daniel Negari’s $5 million offer to acquire four of its new gTLDs, according to Negari. The XYZ.com CEO told DI via email tonight: I was looking forward to operating .Army, .Dance, .Dentist, and .Vet under the XYZ umbrella. I’m disappointed that Rightside didn’t entertain my offer, especially since I believe $5MM…

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  • .xyz passed two million names, growing like crazy

    … The .xyz gTLD at the weekend became the first new gTLD to pass the two million domains mark, as it experiences ridiculously fast growth. Its zone file has grown by 274,315 domains in the last seven days, hitting 2,092,346 yesterday. It added 130,000 names on Saturday alone. That’s the kind of growth more usually associated with .com, and pre…

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  • Cars gTLD launch clears $1 million in EAP

    … There was a small turn-out for the premium launch of .cars, .car and .auto gTLDs, but the registry says it cleared over $1 million in revenue. The three gTLDs are run by Cars Registry, a venture between Uniregistry and XYZ.com. They all finished their pricey Early Access Periods yesterday and are due to enter general availability today…

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