Here are 18 expensive .xyz domain acquisitions that have already been developed into websites.
.Xyz domains have been selling like crazy this year thanks to adoption by the web3 community. Domain sales tracker NameBio counts 50 sales through the end of May this year of $10,000 or more. Four have sold for $100,000 or more.
I recently checked all 50 domains to see how they’re being used. Many of these domains are in various stages of development, but 18 have active websites. Here’s what I found:
1. Momentum.xyz $69,888
A company called Odyssey bought this domain for its brand Momentum, of which it says “Momentum enables digital societies to create, build and scale together in an open source decentralized metaverse network. Built on Kusama, Momentum offers the place for the Dotsama community to gather, engage in on-chain and off-chain activities – staking, parachain auctions, governance, and gatherings, as a shared experience in the metaverse.”
2. Fortress.xyz $59,888
Fortress says it’s Crypto without the confusion: Plug and play widgets, tools, and APIs that handle wallets, payments, token minting, and everything in between enabling crypto innovators to onboard the next billion people into blockchain.
3. Move.xyz $50,000
Move aims to use DAOs to assist movements. For example, a group that wants to promote social, public good or environmental change could set up a DAO through its platform. It’s selling a token to fund the project.
4. Paramount.xyz $45,000
This was a brand purchase for Paramount. It uses it to promote NFTs and other digital goods for its brands including Star Trek, Top Gun, and Nickelodeon.
5. Taiko.xyz $39,888
I might need some translation help on this one. Taiko is building a decentralized ZK-Rollup with EVM compatibility. A taiko is a type of Japanese percussion instrument.
6. Primitive.xyz $39,888
Primitive’s tagline is “Derivatives Without Counterparties”. It claims that people can redeem collateral and earned yield on demand rather than waiting for them to mature.
7. Roundtable.xyz $35,000
Roundtable promises to turn fans into owners, presumably by offering them some sort of equity in a business or project for helping to promote it.
8. Otherside.xyz $29,888
Yuga Labs, the company behind Bored Ape Yacht Club, acquired this domain to launch its metaverse project.
9. Streams.xyz $27,888
You may be disappointed in your bank, but do some due diligence before putting your money into this service that promises you can earn 100x the national savings rate, secured by Ethereum.
10. Campground.xyz $27,888
Campground is a music app where fans can get together to communicate, curate playlists, etc.
11. Affinity.xyz $24,999
Affinity will be like a mastermind for people in the web3 space: “We are building a passion first NFT-gated private community, which will have the feel of an ongoing high level virtual mastermind. Affinity Collective’s membership is for the builders, the creators, the web3 curious, the doers. We are creating a focused collective with like minded, “anything is possible” mindset individuals. People that act in minutes, hours and days and think long term, in decades.”
12. Bailout.xyz $19,888
I don’t quite understand the name, but this is a lending platform for NFTs.
13. Titles.xyz $16,000
Titles is another web3 fandom site.
14. Sort.xyz $16,000
Sort lets users query and visualize smart contract data.
15. Vessel.xyz $16,000
Vessel is a Google Chrome plugin. It promises to help you “Keep both your digital identity and crypto assets in this secure browser extension and adventure into Web3 and Web2.”
16. Storyverse.xyz $15,000
Storyverse says it’s “a no-code interactive storytelling game publishing platform on the blockchain” and “The Storyverse is a blockchain project focused on no-code game publishing tools for PFP communities. It empowers PFP owners to create and publish personalized interactive storytelling games about their own PFPs and then post links to them anywhere on the web. The UGC tools put PFP character development and lore in the hands of the community and give birth to a new generation of interactive community-created games – known as stories – for people to play.”
17. Beem.xyz $14,888
Beem is a web3 video live streaming platform.
18. Curious.xyz $14,000
Curious is like a Quora about web3.