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Are .XYZ Domains quickly becoming the next .com ? $$$$

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  1. irancrude

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    .XYZ is the Next .COM ? BELIEVE IT
    Source: https://ceo.xyz/believe/



    Posted by Daniel Negari in Featured, gTLDs

    Tomorrow, June 2nd, 2014, will be remembered as the day that the internet evolved and every generation of internet users were unified. My vision for an affordable, truly generic, and open namespace that I had years ago will finally come to fruition.

    Since the beginning of the internet, there has always been a need for a generic domain extension that has never been fulfilled. Let?s look at some of the most popular domain extensions: .com, .net, and .org. .com is meant for commercial enterprises, .net is meant for networks, and .org is for organizations.

    Where is the extension that has no connotation or meaning that can be used by anyone, anywhere, for any purpose?

    Four years ago, I had a dream of creating the .xyz domain extension. Although the letters ?XYZ? have little-to-no meaning, everyone in the world has used and seen ?XYZ? at some point in their lives. So what is .xyz? .xyz is whatever you want it to be. It?s a totally customizable domain extension for Every Website, Everywhere.? It?s the platform for people all over the world to develop a memorable and meaningful online presence, regardless of their industry or interests.

    Think about .xyz.

    Now keep thinking.

    Now try and forget it. I dare you. Just like I dared 10 million people who listened to me on NPR. And guess what? You can?t forget it. It is the ending of the alphabet, and it is the ending of domain names. It?s instinctive. It?s natural. It makes sense.

    After you?ve read this, ask someone else what they think of .xyz as the next .com. And ask them to think of a more intuitive ending to a domain name. And challenge them to try to forget it.

    Could they forget it? Could YOU forget it? If you could, please post your comments below and I will address them.

    You read it here first ? .xyz will be the biggest and fastest growing new domain extension. It is the next .com for the next generation of internet users all over the world.

    A brief history
    Let?s go back to the year 1985. What happened that year? For starters I was born: Daniel M Negari (DMN). What else happened? The first .com was registered. And it took until 1994 for .com domain names to actually be used for commercial purposes. Then it took another five years and several million registrations for it to popularize in 1999. Fast forward to 2014 and there are approximately three million domains registered every month.

    Over 250 million domain names are now registered in the world and 113 million of them end in .com. With 5 billion new internet users coming online in the next decade, plus the significant advancements in mobile technology, this number is continuing to grow at a RAPID pace. The revolution is coming ? and there is a need for a short, affordable, and universal ending to domain names that allow individuals to express themselves online.

    Why didn?t I choose another extension?
    So why not .web or .online? Aren?t those obvious generic domain strings that everyone will want to register? Maybe 20 years ago. But in 2014 ? or 2024 ? why would someone get on the web to visit petstore.web? Why would someone go online and then type in email.online? Isn?t that a bit redundant? We are not in the 80?s or 90?s anymore. Both of these terms are outdated and stale ? and neither extension is even available yet! There is only one true generic domain extension that exists on the internet right now, and that is .xyz.

    term web is declining
    (source: http://www.google.com/trends/explore#q=web&cmpt=q)

    Introducing .xyz
    Did you know that 99% of all registrar searches today result in a ?domain taken? page?

    After speaking with some of the top registrars, I have learned their users are very frustrated with the domain registration process. One registrar in particular said their visitors search on average nine times before setting on their tenth choice, resulting in unsightly domain names with numbers and dashes that don?t pass the radio test. This tells us that there is a clear need for additional domain name options, and that is where new extensions fit into the picture.

    .com saw its initial growth from the baby boomers and Gen X?ers who were able to register short, desirable domain names. The Gen Y?ers, millennials, and beyond haven?t had this privilege. And why should the older generation be the only ones with a chance to innovate? Where will the next wave of internet entrepreneurs and innovators come from? We deserve the chance to have a short, memorable, and affordable domain name too.

    So here comes the contender ? .xyz. It is run by me, an aggressive and successful internet marketer, and a sophisticated team made up of Gen Y?ers. And guess who knows how to market to that next generation of internet users who are looking for the first online presence? Us ? the Gen Y?ers, the next generation. It?s that simple. Would you rather get your domain names from your grandfather, your father, or from someone that lives and breathes domain names like me?

    Even in its early stages, the new gTLD program has already been a huge success, with over 850,000 new gTLD domain names registered in the first four months. This bodes extremely well for .xyz, which we have positioned at a significantly lower price point for a worldwide market.

    There is no doubt in my mind that the growth rate of .xyz will surpass the growth rate of .com. It won?t take us 20 years to reach one million registrations. It will only take 1 year. The growing number of internet users online today, the increasing demand for domain name registrations, and the way we have positioned .xyz all validate this projection. Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz.

    new gtld's growth
    (source: http://ntldstats.com/ )

    There are a lot of skeptics. But have you seen the EuroDNS homepage lately? The registrars, the media, and the registrants are all on board. I?m going all in on .xyz with a multi-million dollar budget and one of the largest distribution channels of over 200 registrars. Our team is quickly growing, and I have the pleasure of working with the most talented and innovative individuals in the domain world.

    What a great registrar
    (source: http://eurodns.com)

    How can you benefit from .xyz?
    Investors, you?ve been put on notice. Like the modern .com, .xyz is an unrestricted extension meant for every use. And unlike other registry operators, we have reserved only a few thousand domain names while skipping the variable pricing and shady tactics. With plenty of premium domain names left to choose from for under $10 per year, a .xyz portfolio is a great investment. You are investing in the future of the internet and you are getting in on the ground floor. Use our domain name generator or Click here to download a list of the top 5,000 domains that are still available for registration at the time of this post. Most of these domain names will probably be taken within the first 30 seconds of our general availability, which begins at 9am PDT tomorrow, so I recommend that you preregister your favorite domains now.

    In case you missed the link above, here are 5,000 premium domains.

    As for personal use, one popular application I have heard is custom email addresses, such as [email protected]. I predict that the majority of YourName.xyz domains will be taken within a few months, so I recommend registering your FirstName.xyz and LastName.xyz now. Beyond personalized email addresses, .xyz domains may be used for personal websites, programming projects, blogs, stores, startups, or even redirection purposes. .xyz is whatever you make it.

    Final thoughts
    Many of my readers may not be aware of my track record or the success I have had. However, those that have done business with me or know me personally know that I am ultra-progressive and am typically dead-on in my predictions. And despite having transacted over $100 million in domain name sales in the aftermarket while still controlling one of the strongest .com portfolios, I am going all-in on .xyz. While I believe premium .com domains will continue to appreciate with the prominent usage of the extension for many years to come, I also recognize the value of investing in new internet users and their needs.

    .xyz is the future. It is for your kids, your grandkids, and even your great grandkids. Twenty years from now, the internet landscape will be very different than it is today. Everyone already knows that you end the alphabet with ?XYZ,? and soon everyone will know that you end a domain name the same way.

    .xyz is my gift to the world. You now have a better understanding of my vision and the future of the internet, and this is your chance to be a part of it. You have the opportunity to be one of the early adopters and I urge you to take advantage of your newfound knowledge. You heard it straight from the source.

    Warmly Yours,

    D

    A few shout outs
    Frank Schilling ? I admire you a great deal ? you are one of the most progressive CEO?s I know. Keep up the great work.

    Rick Schwartz ? I admire you as well, you went from being totally against new gTLDs to having one of the largest new gTLD portfolios. Interesting how perspectives change.

    Morgan Linton ? you get it. Everyone should closely observe up-and-comers like Morgan as a model for success. I am calling him out as one of the next great entrepreneurs.

    Andrew Rosener ? check. The future is in believers. Your future is in your control.

    Mike Berkens ? A reformed believer, I see you buying new gTLDs. I think you are wise and I admire you.

    And to the people who don?t get it ? I will leave you out of this post directly. I know there are lots of you out there ? I get your emails, phone calls, and death threats. Don?t worry, I am not going to completely destroy the value of your assets. Your premium .com domains are safe. But that 3, 4, or 5 word .com? Upgrade to the .xyz immediately. I am doing you a favor.

    All of the comments above are my views, not that of my company. ceo.xyz is a place for me to express my opinions. Have something to add? Please post in the comments section below.
     
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  2. irancrude

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    AND THIS IS WHAT Wired.com published recently.
    Source: http://www.wired.com/2015/08/alphabet-rewrites-the-domain-name-game/

    Thanks to Google's Alphabet, .Xyz Will End .Com Dominance

    Daniel Negari is the founder of .XYZ, the company that acts as the registry operator for the .xyz domain. When I interviewed him for WIRED's April issue, he told me, "We end the alphabet in ‘xyz' and we should end domain names the same way."

    It turns out someone agrees with him. Yesterday, Google's new holding company, Alphabet, revealed that it is making its online home at abc.xyz—a move that could signal an end to .com dominance for good.

    Negari launched .XYZ last year to get into the generic top-level domain business. What are gTLDs? Whatever follows the "dot" in a URL: Most notably, ".com," a term that has come to symbolize a whole lot more than a punctuation mark and three letters might suggest.

    The surprise news about Alphabet may dispel concerns about search rankings and shift the thinking about gTLDs.

    Over the past two years, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has slowly released new gTLDs. Though the Internet can seem infinite, Internet real estate is not and most of the "good dot coms" are taken, leaving people struggling to create sites with simple, easy-to-find addresses. (In the case of Alphabet, abc.com routes to the television network site and alphabet.com leads to info about a car-leasing management group.)

    The solution: To expand beyond .com, .gov, .net, and .edu with new top-level domains approved by ICANN. The non-profit has introduced more than 700 new gTLDs to the Internet so far. Just submitting an application to operate a new gTLD costs $185,000 and, in cases where more than one entity laid claim to a gTLD, bidding wars skyrocketed into the multi-million-dollar range. Tech giants including Google and Amazon entered bidding wars for hot domains such as .book and .app. But there are new players, too, including companies and entrepreneurs dedicated solely to the gTLD business, like .XYZ. Negari's group bases its entire business model on selling domains at wholesale to registrars like GoDaddy.
    The Dot-Pizza Bubble

    Though new gTLDs are filling an obvious need, many have crossed the line into the plain bizarre — there's .pizza for pizza restaurants, .Kim for people named Kim, .ninja for sites about expertise, and .porn for...well, you get the idea. Even .xyz, which is marketed to the next generation of Internet users, became the butt of a joke on HBO's Silicon Valley.

    There have been other shortcomings, too: Some search engines still push old-school gTLD results above ones with the newer configurations. Search for ".xyz" in Google; the top-ranked site is xyz.com, which was founded in the 1990s and purchased by Negari to reroute visitors to gen.xyz.

    But the surprise news about Alphabet may dispel concerns about search rankings and shift the thinking about gTLDs, says Negari, who has control of eight gTLDs, including .college, .rent, and .security. "Obviously, Google believes in it if they're rebranding on .xyz," he told me after the news of Alphabet and its new URL broke. "This is the ultimate validation."

    The news hasn't been bad for business, either: .XYZ normally gets 3,000 new registrants per day. Today, Negari said last night that they were on track to get 10,000.

    When I mentioned Negari's quote to him—the one about the alphabet ending in "xyz"—he laughed. "I guess now Google ends Alphabet with xyz, too."
     
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  3. Not Ste Hughes

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    So he is saying .XYZ is the new .com

    yet his own website is a .com

    this guy is a moron
     
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    Check again.

    Cheers
     
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    You are asking the owner of XYZ if that's a new .com...well, what do you expect him to say? If you trust him go and reg a bunch of XYZs
     
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    Hopefully Google will give the xyz domain a boost in rankings, after alphabet showed great support for it (aswell as Google execs). Regardless of whether they plumet in value, I'm holding on until the end.
     
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    Jesus. No. No way.
     
  8. Iguana

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    You don't see Google giving new tld's a boost?
     
  9. Sherbert Hoover

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    Let me draw your attention to this from the OP's post:



    This "idea" has been at fruition for over 15 months. I don't see many .xyz TLD domains hanging out for many search terms. Google backing or not, I don't see this going anywhere anytime soon. .xxx sure wasn't all it was hyped up to be.
     
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    I have noticed all the ballers these day use .tk or .blogspot. Maybe worth looking into.
     
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    I've had similar thoughts, but put it down to people buying a bunch of the domains cheap and not doing anything with them. I'm considering doing an experiment with some of my best domains, to see how high I can rank them using the popular methods. I definitely own a couple of good domains, but how well they compete with their high ranking counterparts will be a different matter entirely.
     
  12. Capo Dei Capi

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    All the crappy sites are going to start using xyz so it will just go into junk status like .info .tk has. Chances are if your company name isn't avilable on any of the quality tld's or a decent replacement(such as company motto or nickname) you are probably engaging in some kind of trademark infringement and can lose your .xyz domain.
     
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    I have seen .xyz appear at top serps these days. At least we can see the potential, anyway it is just $1 - first year registration :D
     
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    Agree .tk domains are best, Google recently register google.tk.
     
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    There is no single over 1000000 possibility this whatever domain to become next com :D
     
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    Not gonna happen. I'd think that the whole ulr structure shall change to something else before .com gets pushed aside as the most popular TLD.
     
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    Not another CEO please.
     
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    I'm waiting for .ceosam to come along.
     
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    Before this happens .tk will replace .gov as the most authority TLD
     
  20. irancrude

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    Facts are;

    1. .XYZ domains are on an early stage and compared to old .com apparently .xyz domains are being registered faster than the .coms at their time..
    2. .XYZ is somehow being backed up by Google itself now, since they just launched their new ABC.XYZ Company under a... XYZ domain, WHY? See fact 3.
    3. .XYZ domains are appealing and being targeted to the new so called X, Y, and Z generations, th new baby boomers, those millions are the new Internet users all joining the web now, those that never had a chance to own their dreamed domain name. Now they can accord to Negari and Google!
    4. .XYZ apparently doesn't care much about old speculative domainers which are dinosaurs holding and hoping on their old .com domains. The web is a wave!
    5. Over a Billion web users will be joining in the next few years.. What domains will they choose..? Apparently Google somehow is pointing in one direction.
    6. Google could have purchased or registered ANY new TLD or domain extension or even purchased any "valuable domain name" Think of Alphabet.com itself, they did not - Why choose an odd .xyz domain if they have or carry no value or future??

    Google apparently has dictated a path.. wake up you all!

    Food for thought..
     
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