To mark the third anniversary of .xyz as the most popular new domain in the world, XYZ has partnered with domain registrars from all over the world, including Uniregistry, GoDaddy, and Name.com, to introduce a new paradigm of
innovation on the internet, called the 1.111B Class.
From today – that is June 1, 2017 – , all 1.111 billion 6-digit, 7-digit, 8-digit, and 9-digit numeric .xyz domains will retail for about Kshs 102 (US $0.99) per year, every year to register, renew, and transfer at participating registrars.
This reclassified segment of .xyz domains may be an inexpensive platform for Internet of Things (IoT) device connectivity, vanity identification, digital currencies, and other creative uses.
There is no minimum or maximum registration requirement. 1.111B Class domains may be registered as needed for individual use, such as for app testing (e.g. 0000001.xyz) or as a VoIP number (e.g. 9998422.xyz), or in sequential blocks to pair with serial numbers (e.g. 12300000.xyz – 12399999.xyz). Dates, zip codes, identification numbers, and T9 phrases can also be registered for $0.99 per year.
These domains may serve as tradeable assets or tools for digital currency economies. Thousands of numeric .xyz domains are already being exchanged, and the reduced $0.99 transfer fee now allows more to enter circulation with nominal acquisition and carry costs.
“I launched .xyz to bring competition, choice, and innovation to the market. The 1.111B Class is a platform for the future of the internet to connect and be traded. Never before has there been a DNS solution with such nominal carry costs and global accessibility,” said Daniel Negari, CEO, XYZ. “With Bitcoin at $2,700 and IPv4 addresses at $15 each in bulk, $0.99 per year is pretty attractive. I am confident people will innovate on our offering.”
XYZ is a technology company that provides domain names and related services to individuals and businesses globally. The firm has a wide span of products, from its flagship domain .xyz to category specific domains such as .rent and .College.
The firm was founded in 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada in order to offer more choice to internet users seeking a web presence. The registry also operates .College, .Rent, .Security, .Protection, and .Theatre, and .Cars, .Car, and .Auto through a joint venture. XYZ is launching its tenth extension, .Storage, in November 2017.