Beginning 4 January, the .xyz registry will put up for auction 350 “rare and desirable” short domains in a partnership with China’s Chengdu West.
Domains up for auction include 55.xyz, 222.xyz, GDP.xyz, and DGG.xyz. It’s the first time that many of these domains have ever been made available, and also the first .xyz auction in China since the gTLD became accredited to have its domains legally registered and hosted within the country. All auctions have NO RESERVES, and best of all, will renew at standard prices.
There are 10 categories of domains available in this auction:
|Numbers only||Letters only||Numbers & Letters|
|3N||3L – consonants only|
|4N||3L – consonants & vowels|
The final domain in the auction is 2.xyz, which is only the fifth ever single-character .xyz domain to be auctioned. Below is a complete list of 1-character .xyz domains sold:
|8.xyz||$82,000 USD||September 2015|
|6.xyz||$125,000 USD||November 2015|
|9.xyz||$176,000 USD||December 2015|
|1.xyz||$182,000 USD||March 2016|
The first auctions close on 4 January and final bidding ends on 13 January. Previous auction results can be viewed to see what similar domains have sold for in the past. Remember – all domains in the auction will be sold at NO RESERVE and will renew for standard fees. View the full list of available domains and start bidding at www.West.xyz.