Freebies and deep discounts add up to a big figure.
The .XYZ domain name now has over 400,000 registrations, according to zone file reports.
Of course, the majority of these registrations were given away free to Network Solutions customers on an opt-out basis.
nTLDStats.com shows that about 353,000 .xyz domain names were registered at Network Solutions. If it charged full price, then you’d expect it to have maybe 1,000 registrations.
The second place registrar for .xyz is GMO Internet, Inc. aka Onamae.com. It is offering .xyz domain names for about $1.75 USD.
Taking a look at other registrars, it appears about 25,000 registrations are regular-price (or at least higher-priced) registrations. That’s not bad by any means; that would place the extension among the top 15 new TLDs released so far.