Earlier this evening, .XYZ registry CEO Daniel Negari reported that there were “[o]nly 3 LLLL .xyz domains still available for registration.”
— DanielNegari (@DanielNegari) February 16, 2016
It looks like those three LLLL.xyz domain names have now been registered, although I am not sure how many LLLL.xyz domain names are held by the regstry.
According to the “Premium Names” page within the .XYZ registry website, there are “0 Available out of 456,976” LLLL.xyz domain names.
My guess is that there are three reasons for why so many 4 letter .xyz domain names have been registered in such a short period of time:
1) Chinese domain investor demand
2) Interest in the .xyz extension that was brought on by Alphabet (Google’s parent company) using ABC.xyz
3) Low priced registrations
Whatever the reason, this is a pretty impressive feat. Nearly half a million 4 letter .xyz domain names have been sold. According to nTLDStats.com, there are over 2.3 million registered .XYZ domain names. .XYZ is the new gTLD extension with the most domain names registered, and it has a pretty wide margin above the second largest new gTLD registry, .Top.
I don’t know how much aftermarket value LLLL.xyz domain names have (or will have in the future), but it’s interesting to witness.