Bloomberg features .xyz and how Google’s big announcement has affected it.
.XYZ and its CEO Daniel Negari are riding the wave of Alphabet, Google’s new parent company. The company’s official website is abc.xyz, representing the first and last three letters of the alphabet.
Negari was on Bloomberg earlier today discussing the spike in registrations his company has seen since the Alphabet announcement. The video also features commentary from GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving about the availability of new top level domain names.
Here’s the video:
XYZ is running $1 specials around the same time. The moment you devalue your product by giving it away for free (last year) or below cost, how can you gauge success? Talking about the XYZ novelty isn’t going to increase its value, particularly while clashing with .com’s supremacy.
Nick Valentino says
.COMs are $1 at 1&1 & GoDaddy – does that imply .COMs are being devalued?
$1 @ a buck I think it helps build on the idea of professionalism and credibility.
Is there a link to the whole interview anywhere, because if you noticed she raises a question that must be near and dear to every domain investor’s heart and then the video abruptly ends. The questions she raises there is very important to the big picture indeed. So far I have not found a longer version of the video.
John O'Farrell says
Agree. Anyone have that? Also would like to hear more about traction in the emerging markets. And by traction I mean sites using nTLDs like .xyz as their only address
Okay, so check out this partial quote from Ron Jackson’s excellent article on this…AND THEN ASK YOURSELF what things might have been like by now IF ANY OF THIS HAD EVER BEEN DONE FOR .US:
“I think the fact […] has overshadowed the non-stop marketing spadework Negari and his team has done with registries, purple man mascots, bobsled teams – you name it. He has managed to keep his extension and himself in the spotlight ever since .xyz went live.”
Has .US ever even once been promoted “in the spotlight” that you’ve ever witnessed all these years since 2002? No of course…certainly not the “spotlight,” and at most a few tiny pin pricks here and there, even when a site like Del.icio.us was popular and known no less…
P.S. Ron Jackson’s DNJ article is of course here: dnjournal . com/archive/lowdown/2015/dailyposts/20150812.htm
John Berryhill says
Verisign to serve subpoena on Google in 3… 2… 1…
Joseph Peterson says
For those who dream of adding extra syllables to their name:
“Now you can get the .XYZ that you’ve always wanted.”
– Daniel Negari
Yes, right after you get the .BIZ and the .PW and the .OOO that you’ve always wanted.
Which would be some time after you get the .INFO or the .IO or the .CLICK or the .ONLINE or the .LINK that you’ve always wanted.
Assuming none of the hundreds of meaningful keyword nTLDs relate to what you’ve always wanted.
Taking for granted that you can’t afford the .ME or .US or .NET or .ORG or wait for the .WEB that you’ve always wanted.
And that you stop wanting the .COM that you’ve always wanted.