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Old 2nd June 2014, 08:48 AM
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Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

http://www.thedomains.com/2014/06/02...-to-the-world/

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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.
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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

I think this is the registry website.

http://xyz.com

Shouldn't that be http://com.xyz ???
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I think this is the registry website.

http://xyz.com

Shouldn't that be http://com.xyz ???


No way in hell will this get to 1 million ever!
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No way in hell will this get to 1 million ever!

But I have often been wrong!
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But I have often been wrong!
we will see.

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Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz
But this is almost certain to be incorrect!

.xyz is quite an ugly extension and there are many alternatives that are better and more useful. Spending a few millions on advertising will not change this.

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.com > .net > .org > .info > .web > .biz > .cc > .co > .xyz > .onl

In terms of being useful as a brand, memorability etc..

.co is actually a nice extension but too similiar to .com and will lead to surfer confusion.

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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

Personally, I would sooner back Elon Musk, and that will be a cold day in Hell!
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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

Is he selling them for $1 each? If not, he needs to put down the crack pipe.
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Is he selling them for $1 each? If not, he needs to put down the crack pipe.
No, what he is basing it on is that if you create enough hype, one moron in a hundred will buy your story hooking, line and sinker, regardless of how improbable your pitch.
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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

.FREE, by Google.
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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

only way .xyz is getting a million registrations within one year mark is if he gives them away for free and no renewal fees.
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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

even then, I'm not sure
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Only 3000 + so far! long way to go!
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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

if they manage to get 1 million regs they would be as big as .mobi.
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Crash and Burn - Defined

Here is the story from those that have already imploded to those that are running out of steam. I left out the one name after a chocolate bar with bubbles in it. Didn't consider New GTLDs as they really need to go past their first birthday to make any sensible analysis.


http://registrarstats.com/TLDHistory...px?TLDName=TEL

http://registrarstats.com/TLDHistory...x?TLDName=NAME

http://registrarstats.com/TLDHistory...x?TLDName=ASIA

http://registrarstats.com/TLDHistory...px?TLDName=PRO

http://registrarstats.com/TLDHistory...x?TLDName=MOBI

http://registrarstats.com/TLDHistory...x?TLDName=INFO

http://registrarstats.com/TLDHistory...px?TLDName=ORG

http://registrarstats.com/TLDHistory...px?TLDName=XXX

So bring on the 18 times World Champion!
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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

i think the number of regs alone can make some TLDs look better than they are. .mobi has 1 million regs but it's virtually unseen in search results.

http://domaintyper.com/top-websites/...th-mobi-domain

Of the top 1 million sites only 500 are on a .mobi extension vs 500.000 .com

Even if we get 100 .mobi they would still be less popular than .net

We would need at least 1000 .mobi to compete with .com

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only way .xyz is getting a million registrations within one year mark is if he gives them away for free and no renewal fees.
very low renewal fees or free domains didn't do too well in the past as they were used a lot by spammers and other questionable operations which hurt the extension as no serious business wanted to build on a spammers extension.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.tk
http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/f...mers-4811.html

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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

Absolutely, but contraction, especially in the new environment with hundreds of TLDs spells only one thing. DISASTER

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i think the number of regs alone can make some TLDs look better than they are. .mobi has 1 million regs but it's virtually unseen in search results.

http://domaintyper.com/top-websites/...th-mobi-domain

Of the top 1 million sites only 500 are on a .mobi extension vs 500.000 .com

Even if we get 100 .mobi they would still be less popular than .net

We would need at least 1000 .mobi to compete with .com



very low renewal fees or free domains didn't do too well in the past as they were used a lot by spammers and other questionable operations which hurt the extension as no serious business wanted to build on a spammers extension.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.tk
http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/f...mers-4811.html
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Only 3000 + so far! long way to go!
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Re: Soon we will see that there is only one competitor to .com, and that is .xyz

Privately he is one of the most successful domain investors as well as offline business investor as well, very successful. But this .xyz thing.. I just don't see it. Keep in mind .link and a couple other new gtlds got a sudden boost from private deals where the registry agrees to sell xx,xxx thousands of domains at once for a discount to some other buyer.. if it comes down to the 1 year mark and they need a boost to save face I'm sure something similar would be possible. Keep in mind total regs alone is not a good factor to measure domain use and popularity, it is one metric.
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He has some serious issues!
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