Domain Name(s) .xyz domains? For what...?

PoetJC

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Simple question: What do you use a .xyz domain for?
The only creative use I can see for it is http://abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvw.xyz ---- However......

Some clever goof already snagged it up: xyz.png

UGH! aimageup.jacquiidesigns.com_di_UIP2.gif
 
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I use it for a blog. http://writephp.xyz/ -- a blog about PHP tutorials that actually explains "how and why" for the complete noob. Targeted at some friends at the university who prefer working on networks but are required to write code for their other classes.

The biggest .xyz domain purchase I could think of would be Alphabet's (Google's parent company) -- http://abc.xyz/
 

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I use it for a blog. http://writephp.xyz/ -- a blog about PHP tutorials that actually explains "how and why" for the complete noob. Targeted at some friends at the university who prefer working on networks but are required to write code for their other classes.

The biggest .xyz domain purchase I could think of would be Alphabet's (Google's parent company) -- http://abc.xyz/
Looks like you're gonna have some great info at the writephp.xyz domain!

You sorta answered what I was getting to ... Should sites with the .xyz TLD be sites that "offer the ABC's of bla bla bla" - That sort of similar concept, only "offer the XYZ's of bla bla bla"---- kinda like your blog whose tagline could read "The XYZ's of HTML5 and PHP" --- I'm reading that sentence and not even sure if makes sense LOL. I'm considering a few domain purchases and I see the .xyz TLD as an option. I'm strugging to see how or why you'd use it.

What made you decide .xyz as opposed to .com or .net or .org/etc...?

J.
 

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Looks like you're gonna have some great info at the writephp.xyz domain!

You sorta answered what I was getting to ... Should sites with the .xyz TLD be sites that "offer the ABC's of bla bla bla" - That sort of similar concept, only "offer the XYZ's of bla bla bla"---- kinda like your blog whose tagline could read "The XYZ's of HTML5 and PHP" --- I'm reading that sentence and not even sure if makes sense LOL. I'm considering a few domain purchases and I see the .xyz TLD as an option. I'm strugging to see how or why you'd use it.

What made you decide .xyz as opposed to .com or .net or .org/etc...?

J.
Thanks! All the content in that blog is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License in case anyone wants to make changes or adaptations.

It would be really awkward to have that tagline, since it doesn't really offer much sense to use lol. The "XYZs of HTML5 and PHP" make it look like it's so complicated, compared to using "ABCs of ..." but that's just me lol.

As for the reason why I chose .xyz: 1) The .COM was taken, 2) I can't think of another good .COM name and 3) It's $1 at NameCheap, bundled with a $1.99 SSL Cert I could use anywhere else. lol. I'm a cheapskate :D
 

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As for the reason why I chose .xyz: 1) The .COM was taken, 2) I can't think of another good .COM name and 3) It's $1 at NameCheap, bundled with a $1.99 SSL Cert I could use anywhere else. lol. I'm a cheapskate :D
I'M a cheapskate too bahahaha. I'm searching domains at namecheap and 1&1 as I type. I see the $1 .xyz domain at namecheap and I'm thinking ... Should I grab it!?! But I truly struggling to see how an .xyz domain can be relevant in the concept of a website...

J.
 

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The bonus price is nice, but what will happen in the future? I bought a new tld at a knockdown price assuming renewal to be roughly in line with a dotcom. It isn't. Renewal price is $42. With established tld's, you're fairly certain of stable pricing, new ones less so. Particularly if they're offering first year for a dollar.

You could pay for five or ten years I guess. That'd give you a fair guesstimate as to the real cost.
 

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Using http2ssl.xyz for HTTP/2, SSL and Letsencrypt free SSL certificate integration testing https://community.centminmod.com/th...certificate-on-centmin-mod-nginx-http-2.4250/ :D
Hiya George! Hope things are good with you.
I have a question. Was there any particular reason you chose the .xyz as opposed to any other TLD?

The bonus price is nice, but what will happen in the future? I bought a new tld at a knockdown price assuming renewal to be roughly in line with a dotcom. It isn't. Renewal price is $42. With established tld's, you're fairly certain of stable pricing, new ones less so. Particularly if they're offering first year for a dollar.

You could pay for five or ten years I guess. That'd give you a fair guesstimate as to the real cost.
Oh yeah. I know. The pricing can be quite a bit higher with the newer/longer TLDs. I made another post and listed a few of the pricing options. It's a bit tricky - because some of the "sale" domains are gimmicky. You can initially register a .online TLD for $7.88 - but the the price increases dramatically to $29.88 per year after the initial one. Similar with the .new ($12.88 to initially register - $19.88 per year aftter...)

You definitely need to be cognizant of the price increases if you're looking to buy one of these newer custom TLDs...

J.
 

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Its starting to have large catchment in China, China do not like to have vowels in their domains which include a,e,i,o,u and the letter v.

That normally apply's to short 3 / 4 character domains which is why only some 4 letter.com's are valuable to the Chinese market ( who are paying big bucks for them currently )

I would assume with these .xyz domains the Chinese are thinking along the same lines. This article was from earlier this year but there has been some significant value sales since then, will give you the general reasoning behind the Chinese choices at the moment : http://www.dnselect.com/value-of-letters-in-short-domains-chinese-market/
 

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Good one, lol. :LOL:

You just know somebody is going to register that for a laugh.

Edit: I see somebody already did.
Yep. Someone scooped it up and it's pointing to http://gen.xyz/ -- Seems a great business idea actually. The domains are going for $1.00 each at other registrars. I'd imagine whoever owns that domain is making quite the profit by selling their .xyz TLDs at the $10 each pricetag. Wish I'd thought of it LOL

Its starting to have large catchment in China, China do not like to have vowels in their domains which include a,e,i,o,u and the letter v.

That normally apply's to short 3 / 4 character domains which is why only some 4 letter.com's are valuable to the Chinese market ( who are paying big bucks for them currently )

I would assume with these .xyz domains the Chinese are thinking along the same lines. This article was from earlier this year but there has been some significant value sales since then, will give you the general reasoning behind the Chinese choices at the moment : http://www.dnselect.com/value-of-letters-in-short-domains-chinese-market/
Riveting article! Thanks for the info share.
And wow. QSBB.com is currently at $,1525 with 13 bids - so the article referenced. Who'd ever know such a domain to be so popular with the Chinese market...? Or ANY market??? I'd never have thought so. Anyway. Very interesting to know!

J.
 

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And wow. QSBB.com is currently at $,1525 with 13 bids - so the article referenced. Who'd ever know such a domain to be so popular with the Chinese market...? Or ANY market??? I'd never have thought so. Anyway. Very interesting to know!
worth and value for anything is always in the eye of the beholder :)
 

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worth and value for anything is always in the eye of the beholder :)
I suppose so. Yes. Very true. But I wouldn't necessarily shell out $2 for QSBB.com - I just found it interesting that such a domain could be so popular in the Chinese market. The only use for such a domain in the American market may be if vBulletin went directly under and a new script enters the marketplace: QuitSobbingBulletinBoard | Wipe Your Tears Build A Super Board QSBB.com aimageup.jacquiidesigns.com_di_UIP2.gif

Bad joke LOL - but yes indeed. A learning experience ==> An object is as worth as little OR as much as the buyer wants to pay for it.

J.
 

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I suppose so. Yes. Very true. But I wouldn't necessarily shell out $2 for QSBB.com
indeed.. reminds me of one of my friend's hobbies is collecting snakes (yes live snakes) and he paid AUD$5,000 for one :eek: - personally I thought he was crazy as I wouldn't keep one even if you paid me $5k :LOL: I don't see that value !
 

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indeed.. reminds me of one of my friend's hobbies is collecting snakes (yes live snakes) and he paid AUD$5,000 for one :eek: - personally I thought he was crazy as I wouldn't keep one even if you paid me $5k :LOL: I don't see that value !
Diff'rent strokes for different folks I imagine. But honestly - I'd keep one for $5K!
Fortunately (or unfortunately - depending on your thoughts about slaughtering poor little innocently un-cuddle-able snakes LOL) they'd be turned into snake boots, or possibly a pair of snake stilettos with matching snake handbag. Oooooo. Goodbumps of absolute horror just thinking about a snake. Reptiles are not at all like furbabies LOL UGH!!

J.
 
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