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Top .XYZ Domain Names in the Wild

Hover on January 20, 2015

Since .XYZ launched just seven short months ago, it’s become one of the most popular new domain extensions at Hover. We see tons of great .XYZ domain names being snapped up every day, and because we have some of the most creative customers in the world, we know they’re being transformed into equally great websites.

One of the best things about .XYZ is that it can be used for just about anything, whether you’re launching a new startup, bringing your small business online, promoting an event, or starting a blog. Plus, unlike other generic domain extensions, the .XYZ namespace is less crowded and it’s easier to get a catchy name that may otherwise be unavailable.

There’s endless opportunity to innovate with a .XYZ domain name, so it comes as no surprise that we see such a diverse range of .XYZ websites going live.

Note from 2017! Some of these links have since expired, which is always disappointing! The good news? Sometimes awesome domains like these become available again for purchase. Or, some new and exciting content appears on them. Even if these websites have expired, their original concepts were cool, and we mention them below. What awesome creations have you made on your .XYZ domain names?

Handy URL shortener – with Emoji. is a minimal Facebook chat extension for Firefox and Chrome. Now you can use Facebook chat without going to Facebook or downloading that pesky messenger app on your phone.

Is your kid multilingual? This great example of .xyz domains lets you create an index of your child’s first words to translate and share with your family and friends. You can even order a handcrafted hard-copy as a keepsake.

Necessary tribute to one of the most loved Pokemon. Don’t miss its sister site, offers an easy and secure way for politicians, churches and not-for-profit groups to raise money online. This is a great example of how .xyz domain names can allow you to have a popular second-level domain (“RaiseTheMoney” in this case).

Wowchi allows you to search World of Warcraft achievements and built a queue of achievements you’d like to attempt next.

The free, multiplayer chess game that you can play right from your browser, so you don’t have to carry around your chess board anymore (as one does).


While not technically a website, we just couldn’t leave out this incredibly satisfying domain redirect to everyone’s favourite 11-minute parody of 80s sitcom opening themes.

What are you doing with your .XYZ domain names? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us @hover. We’d love to see your website.