.Vip

  • MMX billings double even as some volumes slide

    … compared to $206,000 off 102,000 registrations in 2015 reflecting the use of a promotional initiative to drive registrations that year. MMX also disclosed that China now accounts for more than half of its billings: 59%, compared to 24% for the US and 17% for Europe. That’s largely based on its launch of .vip, which launched last May and has half…

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  • .xyz, .club and .vip get the nod to sell in China

    … government gets to censor pretty much anything it doesn’t like, up to an including sites that “spread rumors”. Hall said that there’s no chance of this censorship bleeding out to affect non-Chinese customers. M+M, along with XYZ and .CLUB, are using Chinese registry gateway ZDNS to act as a proxy between their own back-ends (Nominet for .vip…

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  • China conference leads to 49% .vip spike

    … The Global Domain Industry Conference, held in China over the weekend, has led to a huge boost in .vip domain sales. Registry Minds + Machines told the markets this morning that the recently launched gTLD hit 404,892 as of 1600 UTC yesterday, up 49% from Friday. CEO Toby Hall confirmed to DI that China is very much behind the spike…

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  • M+M makes $3.2 million in five days from .vip

    … not have to burn funds on marketing to reach end-consumers and achieve outstanding results. He’s referring there primarily to M+M’s ongoing restructuring, which has seen the company ditch its registrar business in favor of a more heavily channel-focused approach. Tweet Tagged: .vip, Minds + Machines, new gTLDs …

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  • M+M turns $22m profit into $10m loss

    … Minds + Machines today reported a 2015 loss of $10 million and further outlined its “transformative” restructuring and China strategy. It’s the second full year of operating results M+M has posted since its first new gTLDs went live, and they’re not encouraging. Revenue for accounting purposes was $6.3 million, but the cost of sales was $6.2…

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  • Second last-resort gTLD auction raises $14.3m

    … ICANN has raised $14.3 million auctioning off three new gTLDs — .buy, .tech and .vip. It was the second batch of “last resort” auctions, managed by ICANN and Power Auctions, in which the winning bids are placed in a special ICANN fund. Notably, while Google participated in all three auctions, it failed to win any, setting a reassuring precedent…

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