Starting Oct. 2, Miami will turn out to be the third U.S. metropolis with a devoted Web area name, Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado announced Thursday.

.MIAMI will be part of New York (.nyc) and Las Vegas (.vegas) in creating a world Web identity by way of which town’s companies, communities and residents can determine themselves with the Magic City and its internationally recognized model, he mentioned.

Everybody needs to be part of Miami and the launch of the .MIAMI area establishes a unique Web presence for us,” mentioned the mayor, who participated in a press convention, together with Metropolis Commissioner Francis Suarez and Chief Data Officer Kevin Burns. “Public departments, native companies and residents can now display their ardour for Miami with a .MIAMI area and in doing so, elevate our visibility and status on the Web stage.”

The .MIAMI area is operated by the area registry Minds + Machines in cooperation with the Metropolis of Miami. An undisclosed portion of the income from the sale of .MIAMI domains can be disbursed to the town. Minds + Machines, a British public firm, has launched 18 new top-level domains up to now yr, together with .london. “This can be a large alternativeindividuals needs to be pondering not nearly a single identify they need, however the full checklist of names their enterprise, household or neighborhood would possibly want,” stated Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines, who was additionally on the Thursday morning press convention.

.MIAMI domains will go on sale beginning Oct. 2 on a first-come, first-served foundation. Normal domains comparable to will sometimes value about $20 a 12 months, with premium names corresponding to priced larger. GoDaddy is taking advance orders for discounted domains at .MIAMI domains can be pre-ordered at a reduction now (at present $13.99) or bought starting Oct. 2 via a Miami-based area registry service, HelloDotMiami, at

The .MIAMI top-level area (TLD) was established as part of the historic growth of the Web naming system administered by the Web Company for Assigned Names and Numbers. Greater than 7 million domains have now been registered throughout a number of hundred new generic top-level domains. Learn extra at