Thousands of domains including dating.miami are about to become available at the end of the week.
A Wynwood-based company called Hello.Miami has said that over 1,000 Miamians have already made requests for .miami domains, ahead of the official launch this Friday.
Many of these requests come from companies in industries such as real estate, technology, healthcare and law.
This release is part a program developed by ICANN, who control all TLDs, to increase the number of domains, and was announced by Miami’s mayor Tomas Regalado and Commissioner Francis Suarez at a recent press conference.
The ICANN program will also see specific domains for New York, London and Berlin.
And before the October 2nd launch, domains including dating.miami, dance.miami and futbol.miami are still available to request.
Gerardo Aristizabal, managing director of Hello.Miami said: “With a week to go, we’re excited by the response from residents and business to the .MIAMI domain.
“There is still a great opportunity for businesses and individuals in Miami to secure their own piece of Miami’s digital real estate. Having a .MIAMI domain improves search engine rankings and makes it easier for tourists and locals alike to find products and services online.”
The pre-registration period, available through hello.miami, ends on October 1st and prices for domains start at $13.99.
To find out more, visit hello.miami.