It’s official. .xyz has had one of the most successful gTLD launches to date. In the first 24 hours alone, we have seen over 31,000 registrations from believers all over the world, with thousands more still pouring in. So far revenues from wholesale registration fees have well exceeded the $185,000 ICANN application fee.
If you read my last post, it is clear that I’ve always had a vision for .xyz to be the true-generic domain extension that the internet demanded. So how did we do it? In short, my team and I worked tirelessly over the past two years to leave no stone unturned. We partnered with registrars of all sizes and in all countries in order to get the maximum amount of distribution and customer awareness. We built a brand that people of all ages can identify with. We leveraged our passion to connect with millions of individuals through the media and our own marketing efforts. And this is just the beginning.
The feedback we’ve received over the past 24 hours has made all of the hard work worth it. We’ve had countless customers contact us just to express their excitement about getting their perfect domain names and joining the Generation XYZ community. And why wouldn’t they be? .xyz has finally given them the opportunity to build a memorable web presence for less than any other new domain extension out there.
I want to give a big THANK YOU to Team XYZ and everyone that has supported us so far. To all the investors that purchased domains in Day 1 – congrats, you are already in the money. I will write a follow up blog post about how to buy and sell .xyz domain names based on my experience as a domain investor.
And congratulations to the end-user registrants, like Jip.xyz and the many others. We are in the process of creating a tutorial section dedicated to helping you get the most out of your domain name. Subscribe to my blog to get the updates.
A number of thank yous are in order:
To my entire .xyz Family: Oleg, Andrew, Amy, Grant, Michael C, Pep, Jon , Dirk, Jacob, Angel, Jocelyn, David H, Art, Ray, Berta (BIG shout MOM!), Rhi, Gil, Jason, Shayan, Hanna, David S, Liz, Max, Alyssa, Eddie, Mike, Fariba, Brendan, Rob and everyone involved in every way.
A special thank you to the ENTIRE CentralNic staff – Gavin, Lexi, Mar, Anna, Ben, Raedene, Catriona, Shaz, Chloe, Glenn, Kareem, Alex, Stella, Milos, Mary, Anit, Alvaro, Matt, Kevin and Przemek and everyone involved. CentralNic is a great partner; I am blessed to have you as part of the team moving forward
To my registrars :
Many more thanks to come; and great business to be had. Please reach out to Shayan.