Why I Think Startups Are Going To Love .XYZ

In case you missed the memo there are a deluge of new TLDs coming out very soon. What’s a TLD? That’s what comes after the dot; you know .COM, .NET, .ORG and probably some others like .ME, .CO and .IO, what you might not know is that TLDs like .NYC, .APP and .XYZ are all getting ready for release next year.

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At the end of the day I think what will define these TLDs is the companies that run them and .XYZ is actually a startup itself building a TLD that looks like it’s going to be very startup friendly. While we all know and love .COM, it is run by a huge company – Verisign. It’s hard for big companies like this to make quick moves or innovate in any grand ways and at the end of the day they don’t have to since their business is already booming.

New TLD operators are all different, there are big companies like Google getting involved and startups themselves like the team at .XYZ that are really launching a TLD for startups by a startup. While TLDs like .IO have really taken-off, their pricing (~$100/domain) and technical support (based in England) is not incredibly startup friendly.

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.XYZ is being run by 28 year-old Daniel Negari, a successful entrepreneur that has a lot of experience in the domain world. He’s running .XYZ as a startup and with a great team that also brings years of domain name expertise to the table. I spoke with Daniel about his plans for the TLD and to make it startup friendly he expects renewal fees to be under $10 (less than 10x the price of a .IO) and he’s looking at doing some pretty creative things to help startups branding on a .XYZ domain get more exposure for their company as well.

You can pre-register .XYZ domains at www.xyz.com and some of the best names are actually already up for auction over at NameJet if you really want to get in early. I’ll be following .XYZ along with many other new gTLDs here on MorganLinton.com, .XYZ is one that I personally believe in because of the team behind it and I look forward to sharing their launch and subsequent adventures with all of you right here on my blog.

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  • HowieCrosby December 6, 2013, 12:54 pm

    Ahh yes I’ve read about Daniel Negari, great story!

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  • Zander Cruise December 6, 2013, 2:38 pm

    looks like its been taking alot of colleges by storm. seems to be popping up all over the place. wouldnt be surprised if it really is the next big thing.

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  • Joe December 6, 2013, 4:59 pm

    Registering a domain name now with Daniel Negari with its extension dot-xyz figure payment is $ 100 now in Moniker IO be just $ 56, prefer to register. Com to be the best and pay less and earn more with one or two years, it is the truth? and write yourself is what do most of you.
    I hope to see what happens as the figures say many of the new gTLD that is crazy 300 extensions or more, which be the best is yet to see the best to be.

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  • Cate Colgan December 6, 2013, 5:53 pm

    I too love what Daniel is doing with the .xyz domains and I’ve been chatting w several startups about them as well as the other new tlds 🙂 look forward to seeing you at
    http://NameCon.com Morgan !

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    • Morgan December 7, 2013, 12:00 pm

      Thanks @Cate – he really is innovating in some pretty amazing ways! See you in a few weeks!

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  • HowieCrosby December 6, 2013, 8:40 pm

    @Joe Bear in mind that a premium .xyz might be worth considering, however personally I`m not a fan of the.xyz from the 1, 900 extensions being released, as the domain does not lead anywhere, but a premium might be better than a hand reg .com?

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  • Joe December 9, 2013, 4:34 pm

    Thanks, @ HowieCrosby – for your comments addressed to me in particular, and I will have in mind the possibility of a Premium domain with this new extension of Daniel Niegel .
    But reading other post of many major domainers to come from the early years of purchasing generic domain names and 90% of investors domain world, not being too sure why so many extensions at once , I do not understand and they do not all think first see new extensions being the most requested and these domain investors can afford to buy and pay, I do not think that we can never do with a single domain name or TLD , gTLD and ccTLD I like to see how it evolves new market and industry with these new extensions and then we’ll see not rush for the two , three, four …. words already be reserved for the few in all of its extensions .

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