Checking the .XYZ domain extension

We are in the last quarter of Y2016 and closing 3rd years since the new domain extensions start popping out. I invested in a few extensions but stop buying when I don’t receive any offer after the first year of renewal. So basically, they are in red for the last two years and I don’t know when to dump these domains out of my inventory to stop the bleeding. The good news is, I was able to stop registering new domain extension.

Related: New gTLDs domain names has no impact to our business.

As of October 2016, here’s the top 10 gTLDs courtesy by ntldstats.com site.

TLD Domains % Share
1. GA .xyz 6,509,396 26.50%
2. GA .top 3,830,027 15.59%
3. GA .win 1,051,830 4.28%
4. GA .wang 1,049,954 4.27%
5. GA .club 820,820 3.34%
6. GA .site 506,298 2.06%
7. GA .vip 463,144 1.89%
8. GA .bid 446,774 1.82%
9. GA .online 432,976 1.76%
10. GA .link 417,545 1.70%

The .XYZ extension registered 6.5 millions domain names. I tell you now, I don’t own any .XYZ domain.

I start digging to see who’s using the .XYZ domain extension for their business. In my humble opinion, I think it’s fine to use it for personal website or blog, but not for business website. Remember this is your Internet Identity, your Brand, your brochure for your products and services. You don’t want your prospective customers to go visit the .com version of your domain name.

I searched in Google using “site:.xyz” parameter to produce the first 100 results for .XYZ websites and created a simple chart as shown below for a quick understanding of how many are live, redirect, parked, etc.

The redirect gathered 73%, live website for 18%, 5% can’t be reached and 4% parked.

Of course, you will see Google parent company Alphabet using ABC.XYZ but nothing on their website. A link to read more and to the Investors page.

Related: New TLDs domain names has no impact to our business.

The chart produced 18% for live .XYZ websites. Here they are:

abc.xyz
popcorn-time.xyz
starship.xyz
turo.xyz
share.xyz
place.xyz
hooli.xyz
pinout.xyz
texturing.xyz
exponentials.xyz
beautycribtv.xyz
voter.xyz
dreambit.xyz
javier.xyz
fathom.xyz
syazanisaid.xyz
spinwild.xyz
watchdbs.xyz

And here’s the first 100 Google search results.

sukui.xyz
allegianceask.xyz
reptilium.xyz
fensu.xyz
fensu.xyz
popcorn-time.xyz
starship.xyz
turo.xyz
share.xyz
place.xyz
hooli.xyz
pinout.xyz
texturing.xyz
exponentials.xyz
watchdbs.xyz
beautycribtv.xyz
voter.xyz
dreambit.xyz
javier.xyz
fathom.xyz
syazanisaid.xyz
abc.xyz
spinwild.xyz
vovinam.xyz
praseocobalticsynopticalenlist.xyz
ru73.xyz
southmoonunder.xyz
phantomworks.xyz
elegant-theme.xyz
gnomestar.xyz
s4m.xyz
buzzcar.xyz
bravekebab.xyz
acpks.xyz
relievedforce.xyz
icse.xyz
dailiesnews.xyz
acoxq.xyz
coingecko.xyz
abpn.xyz
timwe.xyz
geisli.xyz
skink.xyz
603.xyz
h4xordgen.xyz
zetzsche.xyz
jewellerys.xyz
flymind.xyz
sotm.xyz
buzzcar.xyz
dca.xyz
ohsexygirl.xyz
310ei.xyz
share.xyz
seebh.xyz
favd.xyz
spiderling.xyz
deft.xyz
wedig.xyz
jas.xyz
riveraveblues.xyz
starwarstfa.xyz
editors.xyz
bestantiagingserum.xyz
mathrubhumi.xyz
abacaba.xyz
pathak.xyz/
moksha.xyz
revl.xyz
tnij.xyz
quickshop.xyz
tifaa.xyz
kowhy.xyz
wedig.xyz
christopherl.xyz
starwarstfa.xyz
rustheme.xyz
businessdictionary.xyz
sefra.xyz
fufanu.xyz
yoyo.xyz
networksolutions.xyz
seolasvegas.xyz
sitelock.xyz
moksha.xyz
pjm.xyz
namecheap.xyz
heymanga.xyz
mathgurl.xyz
binarybiz.xyz
conduitlaw.xyz
n3r1k3.xyz
nswtrainlink.xyz
satoshipay.xyz
zayo.xyz
citimortgage.xyz
swissquote.xyz
generalassembly.xyz
gear.xyz
conduitlaw.xyz

Related: What is a Premium Domain Names?

How about you, will you use .XYZ extension for your business website or personal blog?

Let me know.

Thank you,
EM@MAJ.COM
Founder and CEO, MAJ.COM

EM @QUE.COM

Founder, QUE.COM Game Studios. | Founder, Yehey.com a Shout for Joy! | MAJ.COM Management of Assets and Joint Venture | More at KING.NET Ideas to Life | Network of Innovation | Send your Tip to my Bitcoin/Ethereum or other crypto currency.

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