HelloDotMIAMI, a company specializing in domain name registrations, has opened pre-registrations for .MIAMI Internet domains ahead of their public availability on Oct. 2. Any business or individual can apply for a .MIAMI domain name at www.hellodotmiami.com starting at $23.99 per domain.
The new .MIAMI domain is like the traditional .COM, .NET, .ORG, etc. but identifies the website as made in or about the city of Miami, such as www.hotels.miami or www.beaches.miami. This new extension is part of a program developed by ICANN to increase the number of possible domains. Other major cities, including New York, London, and Berlin, have already launched their own domain extensions.
"We’ve seen a huge response for these city-focused domains elsewhere and expect the same excitement here in the Magic City,” said Gerardo Aristizabal, director of HelloDotMIAMI, whose team was involved in .NYC domain.