Here's a thought experiment: Would you be willing to use a .xyz as your main personal web site url?

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Would you use <firstname>.XYZ as your main personal domain?

  1. Yes

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  2. I Have Already

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  3. Probably Not

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  4. No

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  1. brandnow

    brandnow Active Member VIP

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    Quick little thought experiment. I'm just curious how many people here would be willing to develop / direct their main personal web site to be a .xyz domain? Say for example, if you owned <firstname>,xyz? Would you be willing to use it or would you continue to wait for something "better," e.g: <firstname>.me, <firstname>.com, etc. Granted, for most first names the .me or .com varient would be out of reach, ridiculously expensive.

    I was thinking about this recently because I was wondering how ridiculous or confusing a .xyz personal web site would be or sound to most non-domainers. Like if your .xyz were on your business card or if you were giving it out over the phone to a client or person, do you think in mid-2017 that most people would just be like 'uhhhhh x-y... what?'

    Thanks for any responses :)
     
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  2. bmugford

    bmugford www.DataCube.com PRO ICA Member VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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  3. Beezy

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    Absolutely.

    And i hate on / trash .xyz 24.7
     
  4. lotk

    lotk Supportive Member NamePros Supporter

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    My wife, Julie, says no to julie.xyz
     
  5. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account VIP

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    She'd rather you make money than use it. :xf.wink:
     
  6. brandnow

    brandnow Active Member VIP

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    Doesn't that also sum up part of the problem with xyz and other ngtlds. It's domainers selling to domainers instead of to end users. That another reason I think this simple thought experiment would be a bit insightful.
     
  7. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account VIP

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    This entire industry is domainers selling to domainers with the end user exceptions from time to time so I'm not sure what kind of experiment your running to be honest.
     
  8. TopShelf Domains

    TopShelf Domains Established Member

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    I forward my 3 letter xyz to my linkedin page. It's my initials
     
  9. Beezy

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    Nice! I love this use case. Anyone else forward .xyz to anything social, etc? I had mine just forwarding my blog for a while, but somewhere along the line it lost nameservers and i just never bothered fixing it. I also have a .cc too.

    You inspired me to think of creative uses! Cheers.
     
  10. imadoer

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    I wouldn't use .xyz for anything

    Execpt if i had a child i would remove the dot And teach them the end of the alphabet
     
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  11. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account VIP

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    Go for it, teach them all 26. :)
     
  12. imadoer

    imadoer Active Member PRO

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    um yeah i know
     
  13. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account VIP

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    Using .xyz and many other new g's as forwarding to my primary business site. Whenever I have time to rebuild the site, needs a serious overhaul, I'll change the primary URL to one of the new g's but haven't decided which one yet.
     
  14. imadoer

    imadoer Active Member PRO

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    G's will die. It will happen im looking into my magic crystal ball. It said gtlds are fools gold. If you feel bold. Do as u please you will loose your cheese.
     
  15. tonyk2000

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    Never, never, never.
    Some blogger once wrote that he'd like to own a negative number of xyz domains... Well said
     
  16. mad409

    mad409 Always thinking outside the box! Business Account VIP

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    Time to leave this thread, they all get stupid.. :xf.rolleyes:
     
  17. imadoer

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    Man at least buy the .co .org net a cctld gtlds are done. I wouldnt use one for anything let them die in peice
     
  18. brandnow

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    how about .info and .pro (they've been around for 12 years or so)... would you use a .info or .pro for a personal site? just wondering thanks
     
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  19. Adam27

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    Yes

    If the registry paid me $10 million dollars. :)
     
  20. garptrader

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    My view is that while Negari may be a skilled marketer, he made a very poor choice to launch a business around such a meaningless letter combination as XYZ. Why the &^%$#@! would a real business do that? I am sure there are a few but when it comes to providing your credit card number or wiring funds or downloading files from the internet, trust is an important factor. A weird extension does not instill trust so there is no way I would buy from any business operating on a XYZ.
     
  21. Kate

    Kate Thinking inside the Box™ VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Indeed. When domainers try to strings to end users, that they wouldn't use for a real world business it speaks volume about the confidence in the products they are peddling. I would say it's the greater fool theory in action.
     
  22. brandnow

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    This thread answered a few things for me with nearly 75% of folks voting "No" to the question. Thanks! With .xyz not even bothering to add any transfer nor renewal promotions it seems like a no brainer not to develop on a .xyz domain.
     
  23. gpmgroup

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    Yes .info is fine
     
  24. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf MyNumber.One VIP

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    They are not expensive absolutely...
    And on many of them no any offers for years...
     
  25. Jurgen Wolf

    Jurgen Wolf MyNumber.One VIP

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    I'm using 2 .PRO domains for me and my family ~7.5 years already...
     
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