News from our portfolio of domains

.boston launches Community Priority Phase

August 10, 2017

.boston Domain Names Now Available to Government Entities & Nonprofits at a Discount Launch of community priority phase signals a 60 day countdown to general availability BOSTON – Thursday, August 10, 2017 – The much anticipated rollout of the new .boston top-level domain is one step closer to becoming a...
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MMX Launches Community Priority Phase for .boston

August 8, 2017

Today, MMX launched the Community Priority Phase for the new .boston top level domain. This phase gives local nonprofit organizations and government entities a chance to apply for their organization’s .boston domain name by registering at ahead of the wider general availability phase on October 10th, 2017. “We and...
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.boston Domain Names Enter First Phase of Launch

August 1, 2017

Today, MMX launched the first phase of availability for the new .boston top level domain. The “Sunrise” phase gives Boston businesses with trademarks first priority in claiming their .boston domain names through August 31. The commencement of the Sunrise phase marks a 70-day countdown until general availability of .boston domains...
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DomainIncite coverage: “MMX says .vip renewals to be at 70%+”

June 7, 2017

Leading domain industry news blog DomainIncite covered our .VIP top-level domain’s renewal projections, as we pass the one year mark. In the article, entitled “MMX says .vip renewals to be at 70%+”, editor in chief Kevin Murphy wrote, “The company (MMX) said this morning that it is projecting renewals towards...
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Paul Saputo gives insight into his new domain

May 17, 2017

Recently, Mike Sullivan conducted an interview with Paul Saputo, a criminal defense lawyer in Texas, to discuss why he chose a as his web address. In the interview, Paul conveyed that there are several reasons as to why he chose a .law web address over the many web extensions...
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Guest Post: the acquisition and use of

February 15, 2017

  Guest post by Hobi Michalec, Co-Founder, Lumis Inc. In the past I wrote an article describing ways gTLDs may find their usage and ultimately their value. As we all know, there’s no single path to victory. What gives one gTLD value will not always transpose to another. Lumis Consulting...
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.law expands strategic partnerships with top legal media

February 1, 2017

  ‘.LAW’ EXPANDS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH TOP LEGAL MEDIA INCLUDING LEADING NEWS SITE ABOVE THE LAW AND REGIONAL AUTHORITY LAWYERS WEEKLY NEW YORK (February 1, 2017)— Leading top-level domain name registry MMX (LSE:MMX), the owner of “.law,” announced it has entered into strategic partnerships with two of the leading legal...
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.bayern featured in leading German newspaper

January 22, 2017

The MMX team was thrilled that one of Bavaria’s biggest and most respected newspapers, the Augsburger Allgemeine featured our .bayern top-level domain in the newspaper’s “Internet & Multimedia” section on January 18th, 2017. First published in 1945, the Augsburger Allgemeine serves the Bavarian state of Germany — “Bayern” is the German word...
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Welcome to the garden,!

January 11, 2017

The MMX team was thrilled to learn of the internet’s newest global radio tuner app,, which launched in mid-December 2016. The team behind the amazing service — a truly borderless world of broadcasting, available freely to anyone with an internet connection — was obviously onto a very cool idea,...
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.XYZ, .VIP, and .Club Get Chinese Governmental Approval

December 5, 2016

Elliot’s blog: Earlier this morning, I received an email and a press release from .XYZ founder Daniel Negari announcing that his company “has received official approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), a Chinese governmental agency in charge of domain name industry.” Here was Daniel’s reaction to...
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Minds + Machines gets Chinese approval for dot VIP domains

December 5, 2016

Internet top-level domain owner and operator Minds + Machines Group announced on Monday that it has received official approval from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China for its dot VIP top-level domain. Read more on DigitalLook.


.VIP domains get government approval in China

December 5, 2016

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. Read more on


This is big: China approves .Club, .VIP and .XYZ

December 5, 2016

Domain names can now be hosted in China. .Club, .VIP (MMX) and XYZ are celebrating today after being approved by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (“MIIT”). The approvals mark the first time Western new top level domain registries have received MIIT’s stamp of approval for domains to be...
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.Law’s Successful First Year Marked by Strong Sales and Active Adoption

October 12, 2016

HUNDREDS OF NEW .LAW SITES ALREADY LIVE AND DRIVING BUSINESS The State Bar of Texas, With 100,000 Members, is The Latest Legal Organization to Partner with .Law (October 11, 2016)—Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX), the owner of the “.law” top-level domain, today announced that since launching a year ago, .law...
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.vip China’s Most Welcome New gTLD

June 13, 2016

MMX celebrates being named China’s Most Welcome New gTLD and credits partnerships and and execution for the more than 400,000 .vip names registered at time of print. Read more on


.VIP name China’s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016

June 6, 2016

.VIP was awarded “China’s Most Welcomed New gTLD 2016” at the Global Domain Summit in Hangzhou this weekend. Both the Summit and .VIP are new to China, with .VIP being born only 17 days before the major new domain investment conference was staged for the first time. The award, granted...
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6 .VIP Domain Names Sell for 1,334,000 CNY at West.CN Auction

June 3, 2016

Six .VIP premium domains were auctioned on West.CN—a Chengdu-based registrar in China—on May 31st for a total of 1,334,000 CNY, or approximately 202,671 USD . The 6 premium names sold were D.VIP, 66.VIP, YY.VIP, ZT.VIP, 555.VIP, and CCC.VIP. The average price of the names sold on the auction was 220,000 CNY, or approximately 33,494 USD.  D.VIP...
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Minds + Machines Wins Outstanding Performer Award at HostingCon

June 1, 2016

Minds + Machines Group Limited is pleased to announce that we have been named the Outstanding Performer in the Chinese IDC industry at HostingCon China. Presented by Varun Motasha, HostingCon’s marketing and communications director, the award recognizes .VIP’s contribution to the financial success of the Chinese hosting and domain industry. Minds + Machines...
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Minds + Machines hails .VIP launch

May 23, 2016

Minds + Machines Group Limited lauds .VIP launch with $3.2m in total billings within days of launch. A rush of Chineses businesses have made .VIP one of the most successful internet domain name launches yet. Click here to read more.


CEO Toby Hall talks about .VIP record breaking launch

May 23, 2016

Toby Hall, CEO, reports on the record-breaking launch of the .vip top-level domain. Within 5 days of launch, registrations taken by the Company had reached 203,720. In terms of billings and orders received for .vip names, the combined total to date is US$3.2million. This is a major milestone for the...
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Minds + Machines Posts Strong Start

May 23, 2016

Minds + Machines Group Ltd on Monday said the .vip top-level domain experienced a successful start reaching 203,720 registrations from launch on May 17 to May 22, putting in the top 20 top-level domains within five days of launch. Click here to read more.


New gTLD .VIP Sells Madly After Market Release

May 18, 2016

NiceNic( China’s largest online news media on Sohu, details .VIP Sunrise sales by Tencent, Apple, Google, Chanel, BMW as well as first 24 hours of .VIP GA sales as unprecedented. Click here to read about the great indicators of .VIP’s success and popularity in China.


The new way to get .FIT

May 18, 2016

TechCrunch covers a piece of seemingly bizarre domain news out of the porn industry as PornHub launches a new fitness system (wearable + workout videos) called BangFit. As its name suggests, it helps you….to get fit. Click here to read more.


18 Reasons You Will Love .VIP

May 10, 2016

China’s largest state-owned economics paper Guangming details the 18 of the most important pieces of evidence for .VIP’s popularity in China. Click here to see all 18 points for why .VIP will be popular in China.


.london & .nyc start global #bestdotcity campaign

March 22, 2016

.London has joined forces with .NYC, the official web address for New York City, for a special social media campaign to help drive awareness of city-based Top Level Domain names. During the campaign each participating city will post unique facts about what makes their city great. Dot London are additionally...
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Boston to benefit from .boston domains

January 20, 2016

Boston Globe Media Partners LLC sold the right to sell Internet addresses ending in “.boston” to Minds + Machines Group Ltd. adding .boston to the impressive list of geo-specific top-level domains the group owns. Click here to read more.

Mayor Tomás Regalado Heralds Arrival of .MIAMI Domain Name

September 17, 2015

— Miami to become third city in the United States to launch dedicated top-level domain — City of Miami to receive significant revenue share from .MIAMI domain name sales — General Availability for public to purchase .MIAMI domains commences Oct. 2 — GoDaddy now accepting pre-orders for names at
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Leading law firms sign on as early adopters of ‘.law’ domain

August 5, 2015

Skadden and DLA Piper Among Firms to Adopt .Law URLs as New Domain Enters Sunrise Period Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX), the owner of the new “.law” top-level domain, today announced that two of the world’s most influential law firms have become early adopters of .law. Dedicated to lawyers worldwide, and...
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WeddingWire and Minds + Machines Say ‘I Do’ to a ‘.wedding’ Partnership

July 27, 2015

Minds + Machines to power new ‘.wedding’ domains for WeddingWire Los Angeles, CA, July 27 2015—Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, is delighted to announce that WeddingWire, the wedding industry’s leading global online marketplace, has joined Minds + Machines as the latest...
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