Profiling The Purple Man For .XYZ's 2nd Anniversary!

Shelby Fischer
Jun 1, 2016

Two years ago, a domain was created that emphasized the building of a global community with the capability to connect the limitless potential of Generations X, Y, and Z. As we join .XYZ in celebrating two years of success with a limited time $1 domain deal, we also would like to reflect on the inspiration behind the #XYZsquad; the mysterious Purple Man. Like the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot, the Purple Man is gaining popularity as a mythical hero known for spreading the amazing deals .XYZ has to offer. Nobody has been able to successfully predict his future whereabouts, but here are some extremely rare, certified, official sightings of the legendary character.

1. March 15, 2015 South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) - Austin, Texas

A conference attracting over 72,000 people from all over the world isn’t exactly where one would expect to spot the notorious Purple Man, but that’s just what he wanted us to think. As he parkoured across the streets of downtown Austin, bystanders gazed in awe as he spread the message of .XYZ. Luckily, an astute civilian had a camera on-hand and was able to capture footage of the Purple Man doing his thing.

2. October 2014 University of Southern California (USC) - Los Angeles, California

Many men love watching football, and it looks like the Purple Man is no exception. In the star studded city of Los Angeles, famous USC alum such as Will Ferrell and Reggie Bush were overshadowed by an even bigger star in the Purple Man. For a man who generally keeps such a low profile, Purple Man wasn’t camera shy today as students, faculty, and fans gathered in masses to try to snap a pic with the legend. Here’s a few of our favorites in the video!

3. ICANN 51 in Los Angeles

A shocking development this day in 2014 as it was discovered the Purple Man does not act alone, but in fact is head of a squad of similar looking Purple Men dubbed the #XYZsquad. The dynamic #XYZsquad was spotted at ICANN’s 2014 annual conference. Multiple members of the #XYZsquad could be seen dancing and spending time with conference attendees. This was a unique occasion for the #XYZsquad as this was the first time many people were able to see the entire crew in action.

How many #XYZsquad members were you able to identify in the videos? Although we have some evidence of the mysterious Purple Men, their official whereabouts are still unknown. We will have to wait and see if they will appear at upcoming conferences or randomly when least expected. For now, all we can do is celebrate .XYZ and its 2nd anniversary with a $1 sale, extending through June 30!

Sale ends 6/30/16 23:59 PDT, applies to only the 1st year of registration, and is a flat rate.

Post by Shelby Fischer