The XYZ registry, one of the worst New gTLD registries, made a tweet yesterday that is clearly false and frankly embarrassing to the whole domain name industry.
The tweet said: “You can get a shorter, more memorable domain with .xyz – just like Hooli.xyz did. Head to gen.xyz to get yours!” and had this image attached:
You only need to scroll down to number 5 of the Alexa site rankings to find a domain name that is longer than 8 characters: Wikipedia.org.
Instagram.com, AliExpress.com, Microsoft.com, Livejasmin.com, Microsoftonline.com and Tribunnews.com are just a few websites with more than 8 characters in their domain name and I didn’t even go beyond the Alexa top 50.
I have no idea on what is going on over at XYZ and why they can’t even count characters. Oh well I guess I have some sort of idea. It is not like they have a good track record.
A few people on Twitter laughed at the tweet but that doesn’t seem to bother the XYZ regsitry as many hours later the Tweek is still alive and kicking:
— XYZ (@xyz) July 9, 2019
Update: A few hours after my post XYZ deleted the tweet above and replaced it with one that said that the top 10,000 websites have an average length of 8 characters. They didn’t really omit the word “average” as they claim because the image above clearly says “all have” and the 2 images have different wording and meaning. They also cited a study from 2009.