Does .xyz Represent the Future of Domain names?

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In the past year, .xyz has become the most popular new generic top-level domain (gTLD) out there. Founded by Daniel Negari and made public in June 2014, .xyz has been predicted by many to join the ranks of the most popular gTLDs such as .com, .net and .org. When asked why he chose to name his domain ending .xyz, he claimed that “we end the alphabet in xyz and we should end domain names the same way”. Negari definitely has faith in his .xyz venture as he has already invested $185,000 in the project. The investment seems to be paying off as .xyz currently boasts over 1.5 million domain registrations after barely more than a year in existence.

Why has .xyz become so popular?  While .biz, .club and .info are often associated with spam, ad or affiliate sites, the founders of .xyz launched a heavy campaign to promote their gTLD in a positive light, often campaigning for causes such as free speech and anti-censorship. Negari refers to .xyz as the domain ending for the next generation, a generation he aptly calls ‘Generation XYZ’. The prospect of moving beyond the age of .com is exciting to many young internet users and with the highly ambitious Negari as its face, the .xyz project has a lot of potential.

The biggest impact on the success of .xyz came from Google’s decision in August to use abc.xyz as the domain name for their new holding company, Alphabet. Google’s faith in .xyz sent shockwaves through the system, with many hailing the end of the .com era. Most experts deny that .xyz marks the beginning of the end of the .com reign, but they do agree that it is the beginning of a shift.

With Google placing its faith in .xyz, it is changing the game. First, it is giving .xyz a good deal of trust and legitimacy, which already sets it apart from other less successful or trusted gTLDs. Second, it is setting the stage for a ripple effect, whereby people who believe that .xyz will become a major player start purchasing .xyz domains, thereby upping its popularity, exposure and value. In many ways .xyz could become a self-fulfilling prophesy; people’s excitement at the prospect is making the prospect more likely.

It might be too soon to tell whether .xyz will join the big leagues, but it could be exciting. As it increasingly difficult to find good domain names, ,xyz could open up a whole new world of opportunity and possibilities.

Top best places to learn CSS

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Are you looking for CSS tutorials on the web? CSS is a language used basically to design websites and also goes very closely with HTML. Thus of you who already know HTML and want to improve your qualities as a web designer you may find there CSS tutorials very helpful. Here we mention some of the best sites where you can learn CSS, or Cascading Style Sheets, tutorials, examples, and off course, very useful tools.

HTML.net

HTML.net, If what you need is to learn the basics of the language and detail information of such as what is CSS, the best place to do this is on HTML.net. Here you will find great contextual information as well as many examples and key tricks to become a real web designer.

w3schools

w3schools has a large number of tutorials on different programming languages, including CSS. You’ll not only find tools that will help you master CSS but also many exercises where you will be improving your skills and test your code online.

World Wide Web Consortium

WWW Consortium is a site well known in the field of programming language for web pages and it has all the tools, tutorials and information that any user needs to begin mastering CSS.

Html Dog

HTML Dog has information for beginners and advanced level in the domain of CSS. It is a great site with detailed and well explained information on what it means and what CSS can do for your website. In addition to CSS, it has a lot of information on HTML and JavaScript.

Tizag

Tizag is a website that has over 10 years offering information on various programming languages. With a complete and extensive database this site is a landmark both for beginners and professionals in web design.

We hope that these websites can begin to improve your skills in CSS, just as we’d love you to tell us what your reference sites are for online learning. For example, did you already know Codecademy?

6 Free & Unknown WordPress Plugins

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This list of WordPress plugins that I share is of free and unknown WordPress plugins you may have never heard of. The list includes many new plugins that are really interesting to any Blog or website as it provides useful functionalities for both onsite and offsite SEO. Use these WordPress plugins to get your blog or website to the next level.