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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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.london disaster leads to mixed 2018 for MMX

New gTLD registry MMX, aka Minds + Machines, suffered a huge net loss in 2018, largely due to its disastrous .london contract, even while its operating fundamentals improved. For the year, MMX reported a net loss of $12.6 million, compared to a 2017 profits of $3.8 million, on revenue up 5% to $15.1 million. The […]

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Yanks beat Aussies to accountancy gTLD

The contention set for .cpa has been resolved, clearing the way for a new accountancy-themed gTLD. The winner is the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, which submitted two bids for the string — one “community”, one vanilla, both overtly defensive in nature — back in 2012. Its main rival, CPA Australia, which also applied […]

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The internet is about to get a lot gayer

Seven years after four companies applied for the .gay top-level domain, we finally have a winner. Three applicants, including the community-driven bid that has been fighting ICANN for exclusive recognition for years, this week withdrew their applications, leaving Top Level Design the prevailing bidder. Top Level Design is the Portland, Oregon registry that already runs […]

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MMX gets four more gTLDs approved for China use

MMX’s Chinese subsidiary has received the government nod for four more of its new gTLDs to operate in the country. The approved strings are the lifestyle-oriented .fashion, .luxe, .yoga and .fit. Getting the nod from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology means Chinese registrants will be able to use domains in the the four […]

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