Xyz.Com

  • .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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 29 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • Industry lays into Verisign over .com deal renewal

    … comments opposing the proposed new Registry Agreement. They’re joined by business and intellectual property interests, concerned that Verisign is being allowed to carry on without implementing any of the IP-related obligations of other gTLDs, and a dozens of domainers, spurred into action by a newsletter. Even a child protection advocacy group…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • These might be the top 10 biggest new gTLD daily growth spikes

    … With news seeping out this evening that XYZ.com’s latest market blitz has very possibly added half a million domains to its .xyz gTLD today, I thought I’d knock out some data on the previous largest one-day growth spikes in new gTLDs. With some caveats, which I’ll get to, I think these might be the top 10 growth days for new gTLDs…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • West.cn to prop up .xyz renewals with $1.5 million subsidy

    … Leading Chinese registrar West.cn has said it will subsidize .xyz renewals to the tune of $1.5 million. According to a West.cn press release, CEO He Xiaojiang made the announcement alongside XYZ.com counterpart Daniel Negari at meeting in Beijing on Friday. The registrar’s .xyz customers “are going to get high rebate back from West.cn so…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • XYZ settles Verisign’s back-end switcheroo lawsuit

    … acquired the .security and .protection ICANN contracts from security Symantec, and .theatre from a company called KBE Holdings. As part of the transitions, all three applications were modified with ICANN to name CentralNic as the back-end registry services provider, replacing Verisign. Verisign sued on the basis of tortious interference…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • .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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • .security names priced at $3,000, .theatre at $750

    … XYZ.com may be best known for its budget .xyz gTLD, but its portfolio is increasingly leaning toward the super-premium end of the industry price range. The company entered Early Access Period with its .security, .protection and .theatre gTLDs today, and they ain’t cheap. .security and .protection are expected to carry retail prices of $3,000…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
Get the top posts daily into your mailbox!
More from around the web