The new gTLD .XYZ has passed .info to become the 4th most registered Generic Top Level Domain Extension in the world.
According to RegistrarStats.com, .info has 5,508,922 domain names registered.
The zone files for yesterday have not updated but TheDomains.com reached out to the .XYZ registry who confirmed that they now have more registered domain names than .info.
The only generic top level domain name extensions to have more domain registrations than .xyz are .Com, .Net and .Org. CCTLD’s are not new GTLDs and some services do not include them in their stats. Country Codes like .Tk,.De and .Co.uk all have over 10 million registrations.
.XYZ just celebrated it’s 2nd anniversary.
Daniel Negari the CEO of the .XYZ registry told TheDomains.com exclusively:
“We’re thrilled to be the 4th largest gTLD in the world in terms of registration numbers. However, our #1 focus has always been, and will continue to be, utilization by the next generation of internet users. By creating competition and affordability, we are giving internet users an international platform to innovate online. We highlight some of our favorites every week at www.gen.xyz/WW, as well as on www.gen.xyz/live”
Daniel went on to tell us:
“To keep .xyz’s zone safe, we have developed a sophisticated abuse mitigation tool that allows us to proactively monitor abuse, such as phishing and malware, and work with our registrar partners to take appropriate action based on evidence. Through the registrar, we also provide registrants with instructions on how to delist their domains so they can avoid infecting visitors and continuing using their .xyz domains”
.XYZ has basically added somewhere around 2.5 Million registrations it had registered previously by offering domain name registrations as low as $.01/$.02 for two days
The .$.01 promotion ended yesterday, but domain names are available for as low as $.22 a domain for the rest of June at many registrars.
Starting in July retail prices for a .XYZ registration will revert to $1 – $15 depending on your registrar until the end of the year.