Ever since ICANN relaxed controls over domain name suffixes, there has been an explosion of every combination under the sun from .bike to .pottery. However, finding a memorable domain can still be quite difficult: how do you pair the theme of your website with an appropriate suffix?

Alphabet, Google’s parent company, created abc.xyz, a memorable and simple representation for their company. Launched in 2014, .xyz has gone on to be one of the most used suffixes, more than .info, .co, and .biz.  Earlier this month, .xyz became one of the first foreign-operated domains to get approval for domestic hosting in China.

To learn more about the process and their future plans, we spoke with Daniel Negari, CEO of XYZ.

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John Artman

John Artman is the Editor in Chief for TechNode, the leading English information source for news and insight into China’s tech and startups, and co-host of the China Tech Talk podcast, a regular discussion...