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Dot .Boston surpasses 2,000 domain registrations on general availability day

The dot .Boston gTLD is the latest city domain to enter general availability. Less than 8 hours later, it has surpassed 2,000 domain registrations, we were told. Victor Pitts of MMX, the Registry behind dot .Boston, highlighted the launch’s quick rise, earlier today: “We are LIVE with .BOSTON registrations. 1400 domains registered in 1st 120 […]

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.Boston domain names enter general availability today

Standard registration fees are near .com prices. .Boston domain names are available today. The days of many notable top level domain names entering general availability are long gone, but there’s a noteworthy launch today: .Boston. Domain names ending in .boston will be available today starting at 16:00 UTC, which is noon EDT. Standard prices are […]

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Do city-specific domains like .BOSTON have any hope?

It’s no secret that a lot of the new gTLDs are struggling. At the same time some new gTLDs have found a solid path to success with extensions like .CLUB, .LOAN, and .ONLINE seeing real interest from end-users. I’ll be honest in saying that I thought .CITY domains were going to take off like a […]

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Wicked! Dot .Boston warming up for launch by Minds + Machines

Dot .Boston domains are coming up this year, with July being the “sunrise” date and September will be general availability. The latest geo-TLD by Minds + Machines taps the domain market of a great American city, Boston, with a gTLD of its own. Last year, we joked about an alternate .Bawston gTLD but this is […]

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How The Blockchain Is Changing Money And Business; Ex-porn Star Sues Facebook For $1 Billion

Boston (Home of 3D) Ranked Third for Top Startup Cities; Apple recently entertained the idea of acquiring Lyft; Can local market stomach more burgers? (New chains need names!) Godin: Demand guardrails; Can milk come from a banana? The Next Big Megatrend Is The Shrinking Cost of Distance; Startup catches the wave; Apple to follows Samsung’s […]

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Silicon Valley is still #1 but New York just beat Boston as the #2 city for startups

We all know that Silicon Valley is the undisputed king of the hill when it comes to startup funding but a new study just dubbed New York #2 now ahead of Boston which is seeing a small decline. Of course, New York and Silicon Valley may be the top hubs in the US according to the […]

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Dot .Bawston : gTLD application denied by ICANN

The registration of the dot .Bawston gTLD was refused by ICANN, after several months of lobbying among Internet technocrats led to no compromise. Aimed at the booming online businesses of Boston, Massachusetts, dot .Bawston came two points short of the fourteen it needed to be approved. “It is unfortunate that dot .Bawston, a premium gTLD, […]

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.boston was a “distraction”, says gTLD seller

The Boston Globe newspaper decided to offload the gTLD after its new owners decided it was a “distraction”. That’s according to a report yesterday in the newspaper itself. Last week, it was announced that Minds + Machines, which already runs a handful of geo-gTLDs, is acquiring the .boston contract for an undisclosed sum. Today, the […]

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M+M acquires .boston from Boston Globe

Minds + Machines has added .boston to its stable of geo-gTLDs, buying the contract from the publisher of the Boston Globe newspaper. The company said today that it has acquired 99% of Boston TLD Management, a new company into which the Globe plans to sign over its .boston ICANN contract. The deal is contingent on […]

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Boston Globe sells .Boston domain name to Minds + Machines

Boston Globe sells .boston rights to new TLD company. Minds + Machines has acquired the .Boston top level domain name from Boston Globe Media, the company announced today. The acquisition price was not disclosed. The Boston Globe retains a 1% interest in the domain name, and it appears it will assist with promoting the domain […]

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