M+M

  • CIRA becomes first new gTLD back-end since 2012

    …-end market since 2012, in other words. The .kiwi contract was up for grabs due to the fact that Minds + Machines, its original supplier, decided to get out of the back-end business earlier this year. All of M+M’s own stable of gTLDs are being moved to Nominet right now, but customers such as Dot Kiwi were not obliged to follow. Chiswell said…

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  • China conference leads to 49% .vip spike

    …. Photos of GDS published on social media yesterday show a packed auditorium, with hundreds of attendees. what did they say on 2016 Global Domain Industry Summit? what did you care? find it : https://t.co/wTRKX1Fbxq pic.twitter.com/xQNMZNGUxl — 西部数码 (@westdotcn) June 6, 2016 While M+M makes much of the fact that it has not used a “freenium” strategy…

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  • Van Couvering ousted from M+M, replaced by PR guy with channel focus

    … piece this morning may refer to M+M’s go-to-market strategy. Hall told DI this morning that his focus as the company’s new leader is going to be on the registrar channel. “It’s all about engaging with the outside world and recognizing we’re a business-to-business play,” Hall said. “It’s a fundamental shift in perspective.” The strategy “has…

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  • Windfalls still biggest money-spinner for M+M

    … million, which standard name billings were up 184% at $2.66 million. The company said its registry business ended the year with 278,523 names under management, a 158% increase on year-ago numbers. M+M met or beat its “key performance indicator” targets in terms of average revenue per name (both standard and premium) and sales growth. However…

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  • .boston was a “distraction”, says gTLD seller

    … the Globe’s VP of marketing as saying. The newspaper was acquired by Boston Red Sox owner John Henry in 2013, a year after the .boston application was filed, according to the report. The acquisition, which sees M+M buy 99% the Globe subsidiary in control of the gTLD registry agreement, is subject to ICANN approving the contract reassignment. Related posts: M+M acquires .boston from Boston Globe Google, L’Oreal execs tapped for new gTLD summit OpenRegistry behind 20 new gTLD apps …

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  • M+M acquires .boston from Boston Globe

    … reassignment. The ink is still moist on the .boston Registry Agreement, which was signed December 10. The gTLD is officially in pre-delegation testing right now. But the acquisition also means M+M will take over back-end duties for .boston. Originally, the Globe had intended to use OpenRegistry. The gTLD was officially a “geographic” string under…

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