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Namecheap drops support for .XYZ registrations and transfers

Labeled as new gtlds in Domain Industry News, started by Bram C., Oct 10, 2016

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  1. Bram C.

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  2. wwwweb

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    I noticed this when trying to transfer a potential purchase, it said not supported, which sounded weird for a top selling gtld, actually THE top selling GTLD.

    This is a big blow to .xyz, and the reason behind it needs to be clearly explained.

    Only bolsters the use of .com.
     
  3. Soofi

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    Is that end of .xyz at major places?
     
  4. GoKaizen

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  5. ZapNano

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    Good news for other registrar. The article writer couldn't help himself, he has to add more negative to the story. That namecheap has NOTHING TO DO!

    Namecheap has stop accepting registration of ".xyz"
    Namecheap has stop accepting transfer of ".xyz"
    Namecheap has no other information why.
    Namecheap also has stop the registration of other new TLDs by this registrar.

    The article writer put more forced on ".xyz" by putting it on headline by itself. Not good.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2016
  6. Bram C.

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    I have no idea to be honest. Time will tell I guess. I'm going to watch NC to see if they will drop more extensions in the future and hopefully we can also find out the reason behind this at some point.
     
  7. DNGear

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  8. ZapNano

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  9. jedaprin

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    Do you think this is a permanent thing cus that would be bull-shit if I can't sell an transfer domains◇♤♡♧
     
  10. drsheraz

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    Any official response?
     
  11. mad409

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    They didn't say you can't transfer them out but rather in. Also any being held in your account can and will be renewed. Just to be clear...
     
  12. nomen

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    Because of spam maybe?
     
  13. GoKaizen

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    Nope, not that I know of.

    We can only guess the reason.

    Namecheap stopped support of .COLLEGE and .RENT.
     
    Last edited: Oct 11, 2016
  14. OldFnSchool

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    In other news, new domains .mywebsiteiscool and .imaguru .chef .busdriver are now available
     
  15. CJ6

    CJ6 My favorite movies are too offensive now. Whimps. VIP

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    I have to say, I'm surprised. I guess that weren't making enough profit.
     
  16. daica85

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    How about many xyz domains still stay on Namecheap? Do they need to transfer to else where?
     
  17. Hani A.

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    How ".mywebsiteiscool" can be a ngTLD ?
    so, tomorrow every data-center in the globe will have own TLD
     
  18. RU

    RU I'm out of domaining. ~Russel VIP

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    I can imagine there are now thousands of domainers, biting their nails and asking themselves whether their commitment to gTLDs has been misplaced. However, my guess is that they will ultimately conclude that one registrar pulling out isn't enough of a reason to impact their confidence and make them jump off the bandwagon.

    They're going to need a lot more convincing before they will come to their senses.....
     
  21. GoKaizen

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    Hopefully NC and registrars will drop support for more ngTLDs. :)

     
  22. DNGear

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  23. Chris Rice

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    I sense that there will be a massive promotion for renewals and maybe 1st time registrations as well. The company is targeted to break the .COM, .NET and .ORG triopoly before the end of this year.

    NameCheap probably doesn't have deep enough pockets to cover the costs. XYZ, CentralNic and Uniregistry does.
     
  24. GoKaizen

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    .XYZ registry covered the cost for 1-2 cent promotions.
     
  25. Manik

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    .xyz is like Kardashian of all gtlds..
     

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