Company continues to jump on demand from Chinese investors.
The market for short and numeric domain names is hot right now, and smart top level domain name registries are marketing to this opportunity.
Consider .XYZ, which posted a page showing availability of its short domain names — and even providing downloadable lists of available domain names in each category:
Short, generic domain names that have priced themselves aggressively (especially in China) seem to be reaping the benefits of the sudden demand for these domain names.
Another example is .Club and its well-timed auctions of short and numeric domain names on EachNic and Sedo this past month.
China has really saved the .xyz extension. Who would have expected the popularity of this extension in China? X, Y and Z are great letters to have right now, part of the CHIPS. A few weeks ago I did break down and buy some LLN.xyz where the letters are repeats – also helped they were less than $2 to reg. Nice to see only 24% of CCC.xyz are left.
Outside of .com, .net and maybe .org, and once you get above 3L and 4N, the other extensions will have a hard time selling out short domains with vowels and V, and number domains with 4 and to some extent 0. For example I bet most or all of the NNNNN.xyz remaining have 4’s or 0’s in them.