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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").

FIBA confirmed its application to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") for .BASKETBALL via a press statement on 25 April 2012.

Peter Dengate Thrush, Chairman of Top Level Domain Holdings, commented: "We are honoured to be partnering with FIBA and ROAR Domains LLC on this application. Basketball is a global sport embracing a community of more than 450 million people. We believe the .BASKETBALL domain can have an important role to play in promoting the sport and enhancing the community of federations, clubs, players and fans."

For the full text of FIBA's announcement on its .BASKETBALL gTLD application to ICANN, including the appointment of Minds+Machines, click here.

About Top Level Domain Holdings Limited

Top Level Domain Holding is a publicly traded holding company listed on the London AIM market. The company is focused on the new top-level domain space. Top-level domains, such as .com, run by VeriSign (NASDAQ: VRSN), and .biz, run by NeuStar (NYSE: NSR), are regulated by ICANN. ICANN has announced plans to expand the number of top-level domains. TLDH intends to make targeted investments in this space, focusing on both infrastructure technologies and specific top-level domains.

About Minds + Machines

Minds + Machines

Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX) is a leading owner and operator of new generic Top Level Domains ("gTLDs"), and provides registry services to a range of high-profile clients. The Group also provides domain name services to consumers through its wholly owned registrar operations in the US and Europe. (Learn More)

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