Recent News

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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Victor Pitts joins MMX as premium domain head

March 23, 2017

We’re thrilled that the MMX team has been further enhanced with our appointment of well-known industry veteran Victor Pitts. Based in beautiful sunny Florida — arguably the north American capital region of domain name investing — Victor has taken up the role of Director of Premium Sales, Americas. For those...
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MMX CEO Toby Hall featured on Proactive Investors’ StockTube

March 22, 2017

2016 ‘an exceptional year for Minds + Machines’, says CEO Toby Hall On March 21, 2017, MMX’s CEO, Toby Hall has was invited to appear on Proactive Investors’ popular Speaking on the topic of MMX’s “exceptional year”, Toby’s discussion with StockTube host Andrew Scott focused on the company’s operational improvements,...
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.VIP registrar meeting in Xiamen

February 25, 2017

Since launching into general availability on May 18, 2016, MMX’s .VIP domains have set industry records unseen since the beginning of ICANN’s new gTLD program. Download an infographic summary of .VIPs first day, first week, and first month. No new gTLD had ever come out of the gate so quickly,...
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Appointment of Financial Communications Consultancy

February 17, 2017

RNS REACH: For immediate release: 17 February 2017 Minds + Machines Group Limited (“MMX” or the “Company”) Appointment of Financial Communications Consultancy Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, is pleased to announce the appointment of Belvedere Communications Limited (“Belvedere”)...
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MMX Announces Premium Domain Program for 2017

January 23, 2017

Total elimination of premium renewal prices for all names sold from January 2017 Hello from Las Vegas, where the MMX team is a key participant in the annual NamesCon conference. With more than 1,000 domain industry players from around the world, we’re making the most of meeting our many partners,...
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Industry Veteran Solomon Amoako Joins MMX

January 23, 2017

As new VP Channel Management, will lead Americas & European sales operations for the domain name registry. Greetings from the NamesCon conference in Las Vegas, Nevada! MMX announced today the appointment of well-known domain industry expert Solomon Amoako to the MMX team. Our news has been warmly welcomed by our...
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MMX at NamesCon 2017 – a look ahead

January 11, 2017

In the domain name industry, another new year means another NamesCon! Our industry’s pre-eminent conference, held in Las Vegas in late January every year, draws well in excess of 1,000 of the world’s domain sector business people, many of whom are partners, friends and supporters of MMX. At NamesCon 2016,...
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OnlineDomain coverage: “.VIP domains get government approval in China”

December 5, 2016

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

December 5, 2016

Respected domain industry blog today broke the news that MMX’s .VIP top-level domain was among the historic first three new gTLDs to achieve full approval for operation in China. Alongside .Club (.CLUB Domains LLC) and .XYZ (XYZ.COM LLC), our multiple award-winning .VIP top-level domain enjoyed positive coverage in the article....
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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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DomainNameWire coverage: “MMX reports earnings, big investment from China”

September 20, 2016

MMX was honoured to receive positive media coverage in respected domain industry blog, DomainNameWire on September 20, 2016. DNW editor in chief, Andrew Allemann subtitled his analysis of MMX’s 2016 first-half earnings “Pureplay strategy for new top level domain company is working; investor buys more shares.” “…the results are quite...
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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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HostingCon award MMX 2016 (retouched)

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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OnlineDomain coverage: “.VIP Breaks All New gTLD Domain Registration Records”

May 18, 2016

OnlineDomain, a leading domain name investment blog, today published an article entitled “.VIP Breaks All New gTLD Domain Registration Records”. The blog’s editor in chief, Konstantinos Zournas, wrote, “.VIP broke several New gTLD domain registration records since its launch yesterday. It has been the fastest registered New Extension for the...
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DomainNameWire coverage: “.VIP breaks new TLD launch records”

May 18, 2016

On today’s launch day of MMX’s .VIP top-level domain, respected domain industry journal DomainNameWire published a post entitled “.VIP breaks new TLD launch records”. In the post, DomainNameWire’s editor in chief, Andrew Allemann writes, “.VIP has set new records for a top level domain name launch under the new TLD...
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Leaner, cleaner Minds + Machines

April 27, 2016

Minds + Machines Group Limited (LON:MMX) is on a much sounder financial footing after its recent restructuring. The company reported results for 2015 but much of the focus was on events this year that have seen the company slough off its loss-making registrar (domain name registration) activities and outsource the technical...
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Minds + Machines moves in to top 10 registries

April 11, 2016

Nominet announced last week they had come to an agreement with Minds + Machines (MMX) that will see the .uk registry become the registry for an additional 28 generic top level domains. It’s claimed to be the largest transition of gTLDs to date, a significant step forward for Nominet in the...
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Minds + Machines focuses on China

April 8, 2016

CEO Toby Hall discusses outsourcing of non-core areas of business and the company’s focus on China with Proactive Investors’ George Matlock.  


Minds + Machines is evolving as a business – new CEO

March 4, 2016

Toby Hall, the new chief executive of Minds + Machines (LON:MMX) says recent boardroom reshuffles reflect the company’s change of focus. Hall was formerly the chief marketing officer and is keen to emphasise “We’re not a technology business. We’re a sales and marketing business.”


New Minds + Machines CEO Toby Hall – DNW Podcast

February 29, 2016

Last week Minds + Machines announced that it appointed Toby Hall as its new CEO, taking over for Antony Van Couvering. I invited Hall on the show today to discuss his background and what we should expect from Minds + Machines going forward.


Minds + Machines group – Change of CEO

February 23, 2016

Minds + Machines Group today announces a new CEO with immediate effect. Toby Hall, previously CMO will become the new CEO. He discusses the change and what he will be focused on for the immediate period to drive the business forward.

China Update

January 27, 2016

Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, is pleased to announce its expansion into the Chinese market with the appointment of the highly respected registry service company, ZDNS (互联网域名系统北京市工程研究中心有限公司), as its local infrastructure partner. The Company has also appointed Allegravita LLC,...
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.boston acquisition

January 12, 2016

Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, is pleased to announce its agreement to acquire a 99% interest in Boston TLD Management LLC (“BTM”), the owner of rights to the .boston geo-TLD, and the agreement of its subsidiary, Minds + Machines...
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