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MMX swings to profit in 2019, 25% revenue growth

MMX (Minds + Machines) had a good year in 2019, and 2020 looks solid barring COVID-19 impact. Accounting wise, 2018 was a bad year for new top level domain name company MMX (London AIM: MMX). It wrote off $11.3 million related to a contract to run .London, had bad debt write-offs of $2.1 million, and […]

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How domain name stocks fared in stock market rout

Not well. Stock markets were up nearly 10% on Friday, and it was a sigh of relief in a tumultuous period. Stocks have been pummelled as the world goes into hiding over fears of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Dow 30 is down 22% since its peak on February 12. The S&P 500 and NASDAQ are […]

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The latest industry C-suite musical chairs

There have been several top-level hires at big new gTLD players in the last week. Donuts has announced it has appointed Mina Neuberg as chief marketing officer. Neuberg appears to be a newcomer to the domain industry, having most recently worked at a learning software company called Revolution Math. It’s the first time has had […]

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MMX bolsters executive ranks with three roles

Top level domain company adds three people to its C-Suite. Vaughn Liley MMX (LSE:MMX), also known as Minds + Machines, has added three people to its executive ranks. Vaughn Liley is the new Chief Revenue Officer. It’s somewhat of a roundtrip for Liley. While he’s never worked for MMX, he was previously the Sales Director […]

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Hacking claims resurface as .hotel losers force ICANN to lawyer up again

The fight over .hotel has been escalated, with four unsuccessful applicants for the gTLD whacking ICANN with a second Independent Review Process appeal. The complaint resurrects old claims that a former lead on the successful application, now belonging to Afilias, stole trade secrets from competing applicants via a glitched ICANN web site. It also revives […]

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MMX continues to see strong results going into 2020

MMX (aka Minds + Machines) was in the news quite a bit last year after posting strong for the first half of 2019 with 39% growth over the same time period in 2018. While MMX plans to release a full update on 2019 later this month, they’ve already begun to share data that shows the […]

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MMX settles .London deal, plans share buyback

Company can finally put .London fiasco behind it. MMX, aka Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM: MMX), announced preliminary results for the first half of 2019 today. It also made two big announcements. Cash inflows in the half were $8.6 million compared to $6.3 million in the same period last year. The company received $1.6 […]

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Video – How use of new domain extensions can spur growth

There were a lot of really interesting talks at NamesCon Europe and one that I found particularly interesting was titled – Dark Horses & Long Shot Opportunities: Where to Invest in Today’s nTLD Market. Now first things first. I don’t personally invest in new TLDs and I don’t recommend it to other investors. After watching […]

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.music update: I’m calling it for Costa

Amazon has pulled out of the fight for the .music gTLD, and I’m ready to call the race. In full knowledge that this could be my “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment, it seems to me the balance of evidence right now is strongly pointing to a win for DotMusic over sole remaining rival bidder MMX. The […]

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Did Roussos pull off the impossible? Google, Donuts, Radix all drop out of .music race

Google won’t be the registry for the .music gTLD. The company, along with pure-play registries Donuts and Radix, late last week withdrew their respective applications from the .music contention set, leaving just three possible winners in the running. Those are Amazon, MMX, and DotMusic, the company run by long-time .music fanboy Constantinos Roussos. As I […]

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