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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami business owners can now brand their businesses with an internet domain name that ends .MIAMI.
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.
“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.”
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 companyname.miami will typically cost about $20 a year, with Premium Names such as realestate.miami or business.miami, priced higher. GoDaddy, a key partner of .MIAMI, is taking advance orders ahead of the October 2 opening. So is local domain registrar HelloDotMiami.
To learn more about .MIAMI and how it can help promote your business or activity, or to find a participating registrar, please visit www.my.miami. To pre-register a domain name, go to www.GoDaddy.miami or www.hellodotmiami.com.