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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  • M+M lays off dozens in focus on S&M, promises profit next year

    … operating costs for the loss, but said it has been restructuring to help it return to profit. M+M said its headcount has been reduced from 58 to 44, but that it has added ten jobs in sales and marketing, which seems to indicate at least 24 people recently lost their jobs. The bottom line was also affected by the fact that most of the company’s…

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  • M+M gets $3.5m from two gTLD auctions

    … the string. The .art auction happened well over a month ago, with the final losing applicant withdrawing on July 23. UK Creative Ideas won .art. Whatever it paid for the string would have been shared between nine competing applicants. M+M also said that “strong interest” (presumably no sales yet) has been expressed in its $15,000+ “super premium…

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  • M+M sells net.work for $100,000

    … Minds + Machines has made its first six-figure new gTLD domain sale. The domain net.work was sold in a private deal to business consultancy BearingPoint for $100,000, the company said today. It added that a “significant annual renewal fee” applies. It’s one of 430 premium domains to have been sold in .work, M+M said, since it went to general…

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  • Krueger removed as chair as M+M finally starts seeing some revenue

    … revenue” line of $5 million, to show off revenues that it has deferred to future periods due to standard domain industry accounting. For accounting purposes, M+M was profitable to the tune of $22 million for the year, but almost none of that is from actually selling domains — $33.7 million of profit came from losing new gTLD auctions. That’s…

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  • FIBA wins .basketball

    … A sport-related new gTLD is going to an official sporting body. FIBA, the Fédération Internationale de Basketball, won the right to .basketball after an auction shoot-out with Donuts and Famous Four Media. While FIBA is the official world organizing body for the sport, there’s no plan to place strict restrictions on the gTLD — the application…

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  • Brewers Association backs .beer

    … file publishing system this morning I can’t yet bring you the first-day figures for the TLD. The launch was timed to coincide with the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Two weeks ago, M+M launched .country with backing from music legend Dolly Parton, who claimed dolly.country, dollyparton.country, queenof.country…

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  • M+M turns profit on the back of gTLD auctions

    … number was £7.1 million ($11.6 million), based on M+M losing eight out of 12 private auctions. The company had £22 million ($36 million) in cash and other current assets on its balance sheet at the end of the period. None of M+M’s big TLDs had launched in the first half, hence the low revenue. Since the half ended, .london has proven successful…

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