|TLD type||generic top-level domain|
.xyz is a generic-top-level domain (gTLD) used in the domain name system of the Internet. .xyz is one of the newly released gTLDs proposed in ICANN’s New gTLD Program. Its name is derived from the idea that domain names should end in the same way that the alphabet ends, with xyz. As of July 2014, the .xyz extension supports IDNs. xyz's back-end registry operations are provided by CentralNic and was delegated to the DNS Root Zone on 19 February 2014.
Founder Daniel Negari originally purchased XYZ.COM with the intention of building a complete web experience where businesses and individuals could register domains, build their website and manage online assets. XYZ.COM went on to become an ICANN-accredited registrar that was also approved by Verisign and PIR to sell .com, .net and .org domains. While the XYZ.COM experience was under development, ICANN announced their intent to implement a new generic Top Level Domain program. The company then pivoted to being a registry. .xyz was its first application.
- "Registry Service Evaluation Process". ICANN.
- "Domain.com Launches New All-Purpose Domain, .XYZ". The Wall Street Journal. 2014-06-02.