Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 10, 2017
MMX and its partners from the City of Boston gathered in City Hall plaza this morning to celebrate the official launch of .boston domains.
All Boston residents and businesses can now register their personalized .boston web address by visiting http://www.hub.boston, along with other popular partner registrars such as GoDaddy, Hello and EnCirca. Domain names are available on a first come, first served basis.
“We’re excited to join the team at Boston City Hall and their colleagues from the Innovation and Technology department in welcoming the general availability of .boston domains,” said Solomon Amoako, VP of Channel Strategy at MMX. “Whether you're a local business, or simply a passionate Bostonian, .boston domains are the best way to show your Boston pride online, enhance your branding and make your business more discoverable!”
“We hope that .boston will allow nonprofit and government organizations to host their websites in a simpler, more cost-efficient way,” said Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Boston’s Chief Information Officer. “I look forward to .boston becoming a new domain that will improve online access and visibility for many businesses and organizations.”
Local business icon Boston Duck Tours is among the first companies to go live with a .boston domain and is joining in the celebration of the launch by helping the .boston team transport free domains to deserving businesses around the city on a “Rolling Rally”.
“Our duck boats have played host to celebrating 10 world champions and Boston icons such as Tom Brady, David Ortiz, Paul Pierce and Brad Marchand, and we’re excited to now welcome .boston domains to title town,” said B0b Schwartz, Director of Marketing & Sales at Boston Duck Tours. “Launching http://www.ducktours.boston is a way for us to firmly say, we not only host Boston icons, but we are an iconic Boston establishment ourselves. We’re proud to have real estate that’s important to Boston’s history and our .boston domain ensures we have a place in Boston’s digital future.”
Boston Duck Tours is joined by other early business and nonprofit adopters of .boston domains, including the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC), Starthub and the National Gay Flag Football League (NGFFL).
“Since 2014 the Cambridge Innovation Center has also been happy to call Boston home," said Boris Perlovsky, Director of CIC Boston. "As we continue to build our collaborative workspaces, event venues, and dynamic community across the river from our first location, http://www.cic.boston gives CIC Boston a proper digital home."
“As an advocate for all of the wonderful startups and small businesses in the Boston community, we are thrilled about the opportunity .boston provides in opening more doors to these organizations and giving them a chance to closely align their efforts with a city they call home,” said Melissa Yee, Program Manager and Editor at StartHub.
“A .boston domain offers a whole new way for businesses and non-profits like ours to align themselves with the city of Boston,” said Thurman Williams, of the NGFFL. “We just hosted http://www.gaybowl.boston and we believe our new domain will further support our local league's mission to foster and augment the self-respect of all LGBT athletes and allies while also building relationships that break down stereotypes across communities.
For more information about .boston and the registration process, visit http://www.hub.boston.
You can also find out more information and secure your .boston domain at one of these partner registrars.
The .boston domain is part of the creation of a new class of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) that expands the web’s domain name system. With the launch of .boston, Boston will become the fourth city in the country with a top-level domain representing it online. The initiative establishes a new level of digital, geographic authority for Boston’s innovation economy by giving individuals and organizations the chance to brand their identity, showcase their affiliation with the City, and to truly own their online presence. It also provides the potential for improved citizen engagement and a platform for Smart City initiatives. For more information, visit http://www.hub.boston.
Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX) is a sales and marketing led owner of new generic top-level domains. As a registry, our portfolio is focused around geographic domains (e.g. .boston, .london, .miami, .bayern), professional occupations (e.g. .law, .abogado, and .dds), consumer interests (e.g. .fashion, .wedding, cooking), lifestyle (e.g. .fit, .surf, .yoga), outdoor activities (e.g. .fishing, .garden, .horse) and generic names (e.g. .vip and .work). As a business, we work through our expanding international network of registrars and distribution partners to bring the benefits of affinity based domain addresses to B2B and consumer audiences.