Minds + Machines

Minds + Machines

Registry Services for New Top-Level Domains
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About

Minds + Machines Group Limited is a publicly traded holding company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange focused on the new generic top-level domain (New gTLD) space. Top-level domains, such as .com and .net are regulated by ICANN. ICANN is currently expanding the number of new generic top-level domains from the current 23 to over 1000 through its 'New gTLD program'. The Group is one of the leading applicants for new gTLDs under this programme.

About Minds + Machines' Registry and Registrar operations

Minds + Machines' registry operations are provided through its wholly owned registry services providers: Minds + Machines Limited (Ireland), which works internationally with commercial organisations, cities, not-for-profits and entrepreneurs to operate New gTLDs; and Minds and Machines Limited (UK), which partners with the official promotional organization for London, London & Partners, to operate the .london New gTLD. In addition, the Group wholly owns Minds + Machines Registrar Limited (Ireland) and Minds and Machines Registrar UK Limited, each an ICANN-accredited registrar. Further information on Minds + Machines' registry and registrar operations can be found at www.mm-registry.com and www.mindsandmachines.com respectively.

Company Updates

Minds + Machines in 2014 and 2015

On January 1, 2014, Minds + Machines was trading at 14p. As of yesterday our share price was 7p. You might conclude from this that our company has declined by a factor of two. But from our perspective, exactly the opposite has happened. Why the disconnect? more»

DNW Podcast Interview with Antony Van Couvering

Antony Van Couvering, founder and CEO of Minds + Machines was recently interviewed by DNW's Andrew Allemann discussing new Top-Level Domains. more»

Auction and Sales Channel Update

Minds + Machines has announce that following the recent series of private auctions, the Company will receive in aggregate $4.4 million (approximately £2.8 million) for withdrawing its applications on .latino, .school and a third domain application that at present cannot be named due to the rules governing the private auction process. more»

Update on Minds + Machines' Top-Level Domain Launches

During this September, ten domains within MMX's portfolio were launched -- .bayern, .beer, .cooking, .country, .fishing, .horse, .london, .rodeo, .surf and .vodka -- representing less than a third of the current portfolio of uncontested domains in which Minds + Machines has an interest. more»

Auctions Update: MMX Wins .law and .vip

Minds + Machines Group Limited (AIM:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, is delighted to announce that it has won the auctions for .law and for .vip. more»

TLDH Announces Sales Channel and gTLD Portfolio Update

Top Level Domain Holdings (AIM: TLDH) today announced the following updates on further development of its sales channels to consumers, Minds + Machines' OPEN Priority Reservation program, and progress within its portfolio of gTLDs. more»

TLDH Group Signs 6 New Top-Level Domain Contracts With ICANN

Top Level Domain Holdings (AIM:TLDH) has signed contracts with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") for five new top-level domains (gTLDs) wholly-owned by the Company: .horse, .cooking, .casa, .fishing, and .budapest. more»

TLDH Launches Registrar Business and Priority Reservations Platform

Top Level Domain Holdings announces a major expansion of the Group's activities with the launch of a Priority Reservation service available to consumers through its wholly-owned registrar business, Minds + Machines Registrar Limited. more»

TLDH to Realise US$4.81 Million in Cash From .website and .lawyer Private Auctions

Following the private auctions for .website and .lawyer, which concluded late on 23 October 2013, Top Level Domain Holdings (AIM:TLDH) will add £2.97 million (US$4.81 million) to its cash reserves. more»

First Private Auction and .购物 Update

Top Level Domain Holdings announce that the Company has secured the sole application rights for .fishing and .casa after winning last week's private auctions for the two strings. The Company was outbid on .guide and .网址 ("web address" in Chinese). more»

First New gTLD Private Auction Participation

TLDH will be participating in four private auctions starting Tuesday, 13 August for the contested strings .guide, .casa, .网址("web address" in Chinese) and .fishing. In each instance the Company will be bidding against single competitors, there being just two companies participating in each of the four auctions. more»

Tucows Agreement: .store, .tech, .group

The directors of TLDH announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Tucows, Inc., a leading global domain name and Internet services provider, to partner in the anticipated auctions for the .store, .tech and .group top-level domains. more»

gTLD Portfolio Update: Uncontested Applications Increase to 23

TLDH now has interests in 23 uncontested applications, including 15 wholly/majority owned applications, 6 where it is acting as the registry service provider for client applications, 1 equal joint venture, and 1 where it will receive a minority revenue share. more»

ICANN Update: Initial Evaluation and First Private Auctions

As at 7 June 2013, ICANN's evaluation panels had reviewed and passed 36 of the 88 applications filed by TLDH and its clients. IE of all applications is expected to be completed by August 2013, ICANN's evaluation panels having completed their review of 632 applications (out of 1,930 applications) as at 7 June. more»

gTLD Update: No TLDH or Client Strings Affected

The Board of TLDH (AIM: TLDH.L) announces that ICANN's String Similarity Panel has determined none of the strings for which it is the sole applicant will be placed in contention sets with other strings. more»

gTLD Auction Funding

Top Level Domain Holdings Limited, the parent company of Minds + Machines, has signed a funding agreement that will help it compete for a specific string at auction in exchange for a share of revenue if it wins it. more»

gTLD Update: Results of the Prioritization Draw

Three of TLDH's five geographical top-level domains in the top third of draw -- .London, .budapest, and .nrw; Directors anticipate a significant number of its applied-for strings, and those of its clients, to go live in 2013. more»

ICANN Prioritisation Draw, GAC Early Warnings

The Directors are pleased to announce that Minds + Machines received only a small number of early warnings with regard to its new generic top-level domain (gTLD) applications from members of the Government Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). more»

Unaudited Interim Results for the Period Ended 30 April 2012

Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (AIM: TLDH.L) today announces its unaudited interim results for the 6 months ended 30 April 2012 (the "Period").
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gTLD Application Update: TLDH Has Submitted 92 Applications

The window to submit new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) applications to ICANN closed on 30 May 2012. TLDH has submitted 92 applications in total on behalf of clients and its own account. In addition to geographical names, the Company's applications included the areas of sports, lifestyles, ecology, entertainment, culture and ethnicity and professions. more»

Application Filed for DOT BUDAPEST

Top Level Domain Holdings Limited has applied to ICANN for the .BUDAPEST gTLD with the exclusive support of the City of Budapest. Should the application be successful, Top Level Domain Holding's wholly owned registry services company, Minds + Machines, will provide the back-end registry services for the proposed new domain. more»

Minds+Machines Wins Back-End Registry Services Contract For .BASKETBALL

Minds + Machines, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (AIM:TLDH.L) has been appointed by FIBA, the world governing body for basketball, to provide back-end registry services for FIBA's proposed .BASKETBALL generic top level domain ("gTLD"). more»

Minds + Machines Will Host New dot Rugby gTLD

Minds + Machines was chosen by the International Rugby Board (IRB) to be the registry services provider for the new dot Rugby gTLD. TLDH, our parent company, will work with ROAR Domains to help with the administration of the gTLD, while Minds + Machines will provide backend registry services on its Espresso platform. more»

Minds and Machines Awarded DOT LONDON Contract

The Contract, won by Minds and Machines Limited through a competitive tender process, is for a seven year period (the "Term"), with a three year renewal period which is subject to certain conditions. more»

TLDH to Apply for .music

Top Level Domain Holdings Limited announced today that it has signed a joint venture agreement with LHL TLD Investment Partners of Beverly Hills California ("LHL") to apply for the .music top level domain under the gTLD programme being run by the Internet's governing body, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN"). more»

Minds + Machines Chosen for Dot MIAMI

On 7 March 2012, the Commissioners of the City of Miami voted 4-0 to accept the proposal from Minds + Machines and requested Minds + Machines to begin work on the application for .MIAMI immediately. more»

Minds+Machines GmbH Wins dot NRW Contract

The Directors of Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (AIM:TLDH.L) announced today that Minds + Machines GmbH, its majority owned registry services business, has been appointed by the German state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia) to manage the dot NRW top level domain application and the ongoing management of the dot NRW domain. more»

Minds + Machines Secures dot Bangaluru Contract

Minds + Machines, a wholly owned registry services business of Top Level Domain Holdings Limited, has been appointed by India TL Domain Pvt Ltd ("ITLD"), with the exclusive approval of the city of Bruhat Bangaluru (Bangalore), to provide registry and consulting services for ITLD's proposed application for the generic top-level domain .BANGALURU. more»

gTLD Application Update

Top Level Domain Holdings Limited reports the Company will shortly be purchasing a second batch of 20 application slots for new gTLDs from ICANN, following which the total application slots purchased by the Company to date on behalf of itself and clients of Minds + Machines will amount to 40. more»

Top Level Domain Holdings Raises $14M for New gTLDs

The Directors of Top Level Domain Holdings Limited has announced that the Company has today conditionally placed 109,468,353 new ordinary shares (the "Ordinary Shares") at a placing price of 8.25p per Ordinary Share (the "Placing Price") with institutional and other investors to raise £9,031,139 before expenses (equivalent to approximately US$14.2 million at current exchange rates) subject to admission (the "Placing"). more»

Minds+Machines Works with .bayern

Top Level Domain Holdings' wholly owned registry services company, Minds+Machines, will provide the back-end registry services for the proposed new domain. Revenue to the Company will be based on a share of the revenues generated by the domain. more»

Peter Dengate Thrush Interviewed by Silicon Valley Watcher

Silicon Valley Watcher, run by former Financial Times correspondent Tom Foremski, has published an interview with the Chairman of Top Level Domain Holdings, Peter Dengate Thrush. more»

ICANN's COI plus the EBERO: A Recipe to Create Failed Domain Name Registries

ICANN's current plan for a Continued Operations Instrument (COI) is a self-insurance scheme that asks domain name registries to tie up a massive amount of cash, when much cheaper and more sensible options are available. The COI is a massive barrier to entry for all applicants. more»

Minds + Machines Introduces New gTLD Program for Brands

The announcement came at a meeting of the International Trademark Association in Washington DC, where members gathered to discuss the new gTLD program from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), due to begin on January 12, 2012. With time running short, brand owners must soon decide whether and how to apply for a new gTLD. more»

New ICANN gTLD Applicant Guidebook Released (and More)

ICANN has been quiet lately, very quiet. It has been making everyone nervous and leaving the field open to ICANN's enemies, which has in turn encouraged domain industry hacks to resort to long "think pieces" in the absence of news -- always a cause for concern. more»

Minds + Machines to Announce New .brand gTLD Pricing at INTA

Minds + Machines is a sponsor of the Trademarks and the Internet conference put on by the International Trademark Association (INTA) in Washington DC this coming week on Wednesday and Thursday (September 21st and 22nd); will introduce a new program for brand owners who have decided to apply for a new gTLD. more»

Interactive Investor Interviews Antony Van Couvering and Peter Dengate Thrush

On August 8, 2011 Interactive Investor interviewed Anthony Van Couvering and Peter Dengate Thrush on ICANN’s ruling to introduce new domains on the Internet and how Top Level Domain Holdings (TLDH) will deliver on this. more»

Minds + Machines’ Parent Company, TLDH, Appoints Peter Dengate Thrush as Executive Chairman

The Directors of Top Level Domain Holdings Limited (AIM: TLDH.L), the only publicly traded company focused exclusively on acquiring and operating new generic top-level domains ("gTLD"), are delighted to announce that Mr Peter Dengate Thrush has been appointed Executive Chairman of the Company with immediate effect. more»

Minds + Machines Partners with Right of the Dot for Premium Domain Names

Under the non-exclusive arrangement, Minds + Machines will refer applicants for new top-level domains (TLDs) to Right of the Dot for high-value premium domain consulting services, and Right of the Dot will refer clients seeking top-level domain registry services to Minds + Machines. more»

Is the New Minds + Machines Pricing Really That Revolutionary?

Last week, we put out a press release announcing new pricing for top-level domain registry services. We called it "revolutionary." Really? The Internet revolution proclaimed by ICANN last week will only happen if there are enough cool, useful, or experimental TLDs to justify the mantra of choice and innovation that accompanied the approval of new gTLD program. more»

New Pricing for Back-End gTLD Registry Services Announced

Minds + Machines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Top Level Domain Holdings (London AIM, TLDH.L) today announced new pricing for back end registry services for top-level domains. For a flat fee of $100,000 a year, the company will provide unlimited registrations for new TLDs using the Espresso platform, with no per-name fee for most new TLDs. more»

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ICANNRegistry ServicesDomain NamesTop-Level DomainsDNSPolicy & RegulationLawCybersquattingInternet Governance

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