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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami business owners can now brand their businesses with an internet domain name that ends .MIAMI.

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Thursday, Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado announced that beginning October 2, 2015, Miami will become the third city in the United States to have a dedicated Internet domain name.  .MIAMI will join New York (.nyc) and Las Vegas (.vegas) in creating a global internet identity through which the City’s businesses, communities, and residents – and anyone who wants to be associated with Miami – can clearly identify themselves with the Magic City and its internationally recognized brand.

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado at the .MIAMI Domain news conference. (Source: RBB Communications)

Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado at the .MIAMI Domain news conference. (Source: RBB Communications)

“Everyone wants to be a part of Miami and the launch of the .MIAMI domain establishes a unique Internet presence for us,” stated Mayor Regalado. “Public departments, local businesses and residents can now demonstrate their passion for Miami with a .MIAMI domain and in doing so, elevate our visibility and reputation on the Internet stage.”

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Among the first to publicly express their support for .MIAMI ahead of launch include the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which supports the arts and entrepreneurship in Miami; the private venue, The Temple House; and domain registrar, GoDaddy.

The .MIAMI domain is operated by Minds + Machines, a leading domain name registry, in cooperation with the City of Miami.  A significant portion of the revenue generated from the sale of the .MIAMI domain names will be disbursed to the City.

.MIAMI domain names will go on sale starting October 2 on a first-come, first-served basis. Standard domain names such as will typically cost about $20 a year, with Premium Names such as or, priced higher.  GoDaddy, a key partner of .MIAMI, is taking advance orders ahead of the October 2 opening.  So is local domain registrar HelloDotMiami.

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To learn more about .MIAMI and how it can help promote your business or activity, or to find a participating registrar, please visit  To pre-register a domain name, go to or