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.xyz back on sale in China

Chinese registrars have started to carry .xyz domains again, about five months after a Chinese government ban. West.cn and Net.cn are two of the China-based companies that appear to be selling .xyz names at the yuan equivalent of a US dollar, based on a spot check this morning. West.cn flagged the “restoration” of service on […]
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XYZ slashes $10 million a year from premium stash

XYZ.com has slashed the asking price of a few thousand “premium” .xyz domain names, in some cases by many thousands of dollars. Overall, it looks like the company has dropped prices by a total of $10.8 million. At the top end of its reserved list, several single and double-character domains previously priced a $55,000 per […]
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CentralNic is on the premium domain hamster wheel

The premium domain hamster wheel will be in effect later this year. Domain name registrar and registry company CentralNic (AIM: CNIC) reported first half 2017 financial results today. The company reported first half revenue of £10.59 million, up 18.5% from £8.93 million in the first half of 2016. But this was down from £13.20 revenue […]

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CentralNic extends XYZ deal until 2032

CentralNic and XYZ.com have extended their registry services pact for the next fifteen years, according to CentralNic. Announcing its first-half 2017 financial results today, CentralNic said the back-end contract has been extended until 2032. It’s an unusually long duration for a registry services contract, which are usually much more likely to run about five years. […]
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XYZ gTLD : At its lowest domain numbers point in 19 months

Following a recent massive drop in XYZ domain registrations, the .XYZ gTLD is back to its mid-February 2016 numbers. That’s 19 months ago, right after a series of small but consistent upward climbs, and before the June 2016 “penny promo” that triggered the registration of 3 million .XYZ domains. Registrations are lower than what the […]

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Big drop : Dot .XYZ back to May 2016 registration levels

The .XYZ numbers have fallen to the levels of May 2016, right before a massive “penny promo” that catapulted it well above 5 million domains. After a year, renewal rates of those .XYZ domains registered at $0.01 each appear minimal. Many domain investors dropped thousands of .XYZ domains en masse. While the cost of registration […]

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Number of XYZ domains falls below the 4 million mark

The number of registered .XYZ domains has fallen well below the 4 million mark, according to ntldstats. And this is not the end of the line, as an additional 1.3 million .XYZ domains are in “deletion mode,” which would further lower the numbers. XYZ rose to the top spot among new gTLDs by a controversial […]

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XYZ Registry : Brand changes are imminent

The XYZ Registry is on the verge of imminent brand changes, and it’s all about a better experience. Seeking a unique identity among thousands of domain industry companies is not a simple task. Many hours are spent deciding on the proper elements of one’s brand. Daniel Negari, founder and CEO of XYZ shares his thoughts […]

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XYZ files opening brief in request for Verisign to pay $1.6 million

Domain registry says lower court erred in three ways. XYZ.com LLC and Daniel Negari have filed their opening brief in an appeal against Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) over legal fees. If you haven’t been tracking this saga, here’s a quick overview: Verisign, the registry that operates the .com and .net top level domains, sued the .xyz […]

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