On December 5, 2016, leading domain name investment blog OnlineDomain published news of our .VIP top-level domain’s historic full approval by China’s government.
In the post, entitled “.VIP domains get government approval in China”, Konstantinos Zournas wrote, “Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX) announced that it has today received official approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) of the People’s Republic of China for MMX’s dot VIP top-level domain. The announcement was made via the official website of the MIIT. Approval means that owners of dot VIP domain names within China can now apply for the relevant local license (“bei-an”) to allow their dot VIP domain names to be hosted in the country. MMX’s TLD dot VIP is one of only three generic new top-level domains (“new gTLDs”) to have received this approval via this MIIT announcement. The other 2 are .club and .xyz.”
Mr Zournas quoted Dr Mao Wei, a luminary of the Chinese domain industry and Board Chairman of ZDNS, (MMX’s technical partner in China), “We congratulate dot VIP on its approval and believe it has the potential to become one of the most popular, significant top-level domains in China.”
OnlineDomain closed with a link to full announcement confirming the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”) approval.