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Numeric .xyz names plummet despite dollar deal

Numeric .xyz names plummet despite dollar deal Kevin Murphy , December 7, 2017, 17:59:59 (UTC), Domain Registries XYZ.com’s effort to sell over a billion numeric .xyz domains at just $0.65 each does not appear to be gaining traction. The number of qualifying domains in the .xyz zone file has plummeted by almost 200,000 since the deal was introduced and dipped by over 4,000 since the blanket discount went live. The $0.65 registry fee applies to what XYZ calls the “1.111B Class” of domains — all 1.111 billion possible six, seven, eight and nine-digit numeric .xyz domains. These domains carry a recommended retail price of $0.99. It’s not a promotional price. It’s permanent and also applies to renewals. Some registrars opted to start offering the lower price from June 1, but it did not come into effect automatically for all .xyz registrars until November 11 The number of domai...

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