Minds + Machines to power new ‘.wedding’ domains for WeddingWireLos Angeles, CA, July 27 2015—Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX), the publicly quoted owner and operator of Internet top-level domains, is delighted to announce that WeddingWire, the wedding industry’s leading global online marketplace, has joined Minds + Machines as the latest ‘.wedding’ pioneer. As the wedding industry’s most influential platform with over 5 million unique visits per month, WeddingWire has registered a portfolio of forty ‘.wedding’ domains that will expand their brand and services online. Amongst their portfolio, WeddingWire has secured valuable, short and memorable wedding-specific premium domains. Furthermore, WeddingWire will create three brand new interactive websites with their new .wedding domain extensions. The content-based portals will be designed not only to inspire couples and help them plan, but also to help further educate wedding professionals about industry trends. Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines, says, "WeddingWire not only sees the value of building a larger digital footprint on the web, but also understands the importance of having short and memorable generic top-level domains, regardless of how successful a corporation already is. I am excited to see these websites grow and become the leading sites in the .wedding web space." “We are thrilled to begin a new era of wedding websites with the domain name that expresses exactly what we represent and have passion for,” said Sonny Ganguly, CMO, WeddingWire. “Having multiple .wedding domains enables us to provide couples and wedding professionals with the opportunity to navigate the planning process in a unique, organized way—from education to inspiration.” Visit www.WeddingWire.com to learn more.
About Minds + MachinesMinds + Machines 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. For more information on Minds + Machines and its services and companies within the Group, please go to investors.mindsandmachines.com.
About WeddingWireWeddingWire, Inc. is the leading global online marketplace connecting consumers with event and creative professionals. Operating within a $200 billion industry, WeddingWire, Inc. hosts 10 million monthly unique users across its mobile and web platforms. Consumers are able to read over 2.5 million vendor reviews and search, compare and book from a database of over 400,000 businesses. Globally, it provides these businesses the technology they need to serve their clients through advertising, marketing and business management tools such as websites, payment processing, invoicing and contracts. Founded in 2007, the WeddingWire portfolio of sites serves couples and businesses across 14 countries in North America, Latin America and Europe, making it the worldwide leader in weddings with brands including Bodas.net, Casamentos.com.br, Matrimonio.com and more. The company employs more than 650 and maintains global headquarters in Washington, DC and international headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.
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