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Status  Active
Registration restrictions  None
Intended use  None (truly generic)
.xyz
Introduced  February 19, 2014 (root server) June 2, 2014 (general public)
TLD type  Generic top-level domain (gTLD)
Registry  https://gen.xyz (registry) CentralNic (registry technical operator)

.xyz is a top-level domain name. It was proposed in ICANN's New generic top-level domain (gTLD) Program, and became available to the general public on June 2, 2014. XYZ.COM and CentralNic are the registries for the domain.

On .xyz domains, it's forbidden to defame: Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, and Daniel Negari (CEO of XYZ).

Adoption

In November 2015, .xyz reached 1.5 million domain name registrations, possibly boosted in part by Google's decision to use abc.xyz for its corporate (Alphabet Inc.) website, one of the first major corporations to use the domain. However, domain name registry VeriSign and others have claimed that domain name registrar Network Solutions gave away possibly hundreds of thousands of these names by placing them into customer accounts on an opt-out basis.

As of January 2016, .xyz was the sixth most registered domain name on the Internet. As of June 2016, .xyz was the fourth most registered global top-level domain (gTLD) name on the Internet, after .com, .net, and .org.

hooli.xyz, from the television series Silicon Valley, is a parody website on the domain.

References

.xyz Wikipedia


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