In a blog post tonight the founder and CEO of the .XYZ registry made a bold of a prediction I have seen from any registry saying that; 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.”
.XYZ go on sale with general availability through over 200 domain name registrars today at noon EST.
Pricing for .XYZ like all domain registrations vary by registrar but a quick check of some of my favorites indicate a price of around $10-$15 per registration.
According to the post there are no premium renewal domains and only a few thousand reserved domains.
Daniel went even further in his post saying that; “Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz.”
Mr. Negari said that his company has already spend “millions of dollars marketing .XYZ
Daniel finished up his post by saying:
“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.”
As of publication there are about 850,000 new gTLD registered.
Good Luck Daniel.