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.xyz tops 500,000 names

Kevin Murphy, September 16, 2014, 09:45:41 (UTC), Domain Registries’s new gTLD .xyz has become the first in this round to accrue over half a million domains in its zone file.
This morning I count 500,050 domains in the zone, up 3,485 on yesterday.
The registry has added over 60,000 domains in the last 30 days.
It’s well-known that the large majority of .xyz names have been given away for free, largely without the registrants’ explicit consent, so it’s not a great measure of demand.
Still, it’s a milestone of sorts.
Some percentage of .xyz’s registrants will renew for a fee next year, so the larger its installed base, the larger the number of paid-for domains the registry could wind up with.

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Comments (2)

  1. Andrew says:

    .xyz is now £1 on
    Is it being given away free to other registrars now?

  2. Acro says:

    I predict that they will auto-renew and eat the fees for thousands of domains next year. After all, the robo-registration freebie-thon must not die. It’s the XYZ generation’s demand!

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