For those who doubted Swetha (1 Viewing)

That proves nothing either way, assuming you are not contending that Swetha is totally making up sales.

My theory is that she has some connection to the XYZ registry and Daniel Negari, and is more of a "clearing house" to hype registry sales/registry leads. If registry premium sales suddenly have a "face" then it's easier to convince other investors that they too can make $$$ on .XYZ.
 
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That proves nothing either way, assuming you are not contending that Swetha is totally making up sales.

I take people at their word, I have no reason to not believe her, especially with Afternic confirming the sales.

It is good for the entire industry when someone has sales, and even better when they report them. She has a massive catalog and chances are if a .xyz sells she is going to own it.

So for me, unless there is evidence presented that something untoward has happened, I chose to take her at her word. In my opinion congratulations are in order
 
So for me, unless there is evidence presented that something untoward has happened, I chose to take her at her word.

Nothing she says is untrue (i.e. the domains did sell), but from the evidence I've seen and Daniel Negari's prior behavior and record, I don't believe it's the whole truth.

And a lot of key players in the biz feel the same way.
 

Astroturfing​

noun /ˈæs.trəʊˌtɜː.fɪŋ/ US

The practice of publishing opinions or comments on the internet, in the media, etc. that appear to come from ordinary members of the public but actually come from a particular company or political group, as a way to make it seem that a product, policy, opinion, etc. is very popular or has a lot of public support.

Some marketing intern retweeting a post ≠ Proof of sales
 
It's a discussion that'll never end, I wouldn't be surprised if she was legitimate but got a little help from the registry.
 
If registry premium sales suddenly have a "face" then it's easier to convince other investors that they too can make $$$ on .XYZ.
You do realize she has repeatedly said she has only a single registry premium .xyz name? I don't follow how saying she does not invest in premiums helps the registry sell premium names to investors.

The math of premium renewals for .xyz does not work for investors, I think. That is why many drop and are not picked up, or if in auction just barely over premium renewal. If you multiply some likely sell-through rate times even a strong Swetha-type price it does not equal the premium renewal rate, so does not make sense as an investment. There are exceptions, but not many.

She invested primarily during a period when the registry had paused reclassifying dropped names as premium. She accumulated a huge number of incredible names, names that would now automatically become premium, and held out for strong prices.

Now, the registry is converting any dropped name that has much more than 50 other TLDs registered (I don't know their exact criteria, but know that when I look on ExpiredDomain names and see it has 75 or 125 TLDs reg it will always turn out to be premium), and reclassifying as premium, it is really hard to invest in .xyz.

The reason that Afternic made .xyz one of the added FT extensions was simply because it was in the next two places in total Afternic sales.

She reports (some) sales. I agree that is good for the registry, and also good for the marketplaces like Afternic doing the sales. It is really no different from someone selling in some other TLD and reporting their sales. If no one reported .ca sales, would tend to deflate the market even more. When companies see other companies paying strong prices, it does help sales overall, a positive feedback loop.

So many of the .xyz continue to be related to decentralized web, that .xyz fortunes will largely follow that, for the short term at least.

The extension, and .io, will probably benefit from the Afternic FT inclusion, as this major sale, it appears, indicates.

-Bob
 
You do realize she has repeatedly said she has only a single registry premium .xyz name? I don't follow how saying she does not invest in premiums helps the registry sell premium names to investors.

That is clearly not what I'm saying.

A scenario that has been extended several times involves Swetha and Daniel Negari having some form of business relationship, such as her receiving leads from the XYZ registry or taking the lead on registry domain sales, etc. all to END USERS.

This has nothing to do with selling registry premium domains to domainer investors, but instead gives a "face" to some transactions that would otherwise be discounted as "just more registry sales" and removes Mr. Negari (who has a very sordid past) from the XYZ limelight and instead replaces him with a smiling Swetha.

So basically, I (and others) believe Swetha is not lying and that the sales do occur, but also that we're not being told the "whole truth". And this is based on a pile of data, non-Swetha XYZ sales at the various marketplaces, non-Swetha XYZ investor results, STR numbers showing XYZ is dying on the vine, etc.

It just doesn't add up.

Basically, the only investor who seems to be making consistent profit and outlier sales on XYZ is Swetha and although I might be wrong on exactly what's happening, I don't think I'm wrong that we're not being told absolutely everything.

This will be my final word on the subject.
 
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Simple question - do you know anyone else making money on .xyz?
 
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The interesting thing is despite these sales, it seems like there is not that much .XYZ usage.

Meanwhile, .AI is showing actual usage.

You figure with that many reported high dollar sales, there would be more usage.

Brad
 

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