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'''.miami''' is an available [[GeoTLD|geographical TLD]] in [[ICANN]]'s [[new gTLD program]]. It is managed by [[Top Level Domain Holdings]], which was chosen by the City of Miami to handle the [[TLD]]'s application and to provide the back-end registry solutions via its subsidiary, [[Minds + Machines]].<ref>[http://miamidomain.org/meet-the-miami-applicant/ Minds + Machines chosen for dot MIAMI]</ref> The proposed application succeeded and was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] on 31 March 2014.<ref name="delegation">[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/delegated-strings Delegated Strings, ICANN.org] Retrieved 15 April 2014</ref> It reached [[General Availability]] 2 October 2015. <ref>[http://domainnamewire.com/2015/10/02/miami-domain-names-go-on-sale-today/ .Miami Reaches General Availability. Retrieved 02 October 2015.]</ref>
.Miami is a new top-level domain targeted to Miami businesses, brands, and individuals. There are no nexus requirements to register a .miami domain name.
.miami was delegated to the [[Root Zone]] of the [[DNS]] on 31 March, 2014, completing the successful application for the string.<ref name="delegation"></ref>
= ==Application Details
The following is excerpted from the applicant's response to question #18:
The overarching goal for the .MIAMI top-level domain is twofold: First, to give Miami residents, businesses, tourists and enthusiasts information and sources or other online resources regarding the geographic region including but not limited to employment, lifestyle and culture, education, media, sports and entertainment. Second, we hope to provide a centralized place for Internet users to search and attain information associated with Miami in a more effective an efficient manner.
The greater Miami metropolitan area is home to 5.5 million people, the largest urban center in the southeastern U.S., with incredible diversity and two major languages spoken. Miami’s residents are comparatively wealthy and largely connected to the Internet. All these factors in one urban area, identified by the name “Miami,” suggests that .MIAMI will be popular with residents.
People and businesses buy domain names because they want to “fly the flag,” to identify themselves with the domain name. Many south Florida residents who live near Miami routinely identify themselves as being from Miami to outsiders who are not familiar with the area. We believe that many Miamians live in the Miami area because they want to, love the city, and they want to be identified with it.
The .MIAMI top-level domain will serve Miami residents, businesses, and organizations, as well as tourists, visiting business people, and those who have ties to Miami. .MIAMI will be part of Miami’s brand on the Internet, and will give it a place among the global Internet cities in the world, joining Paris, Berlin, London, New York, Tokyo and other major metropolises. .MIAMI will mark web content as local to the Miami area and brand email addresses as coming from, or being related to Miami.
We specifically examined more restrictive registration policies, such as limiting registration to members of organizations with a specific tie to Miami. We rejected such limitations because they would interfere with .MIAMI’s primary mission, purpose and goals--which is to encourage as many registrants as possible to associate themselves with the Miami for any legal purpose. Factors that we took into account when considering a more restrictive registration policy included:
* Our recognition that registrants of a .MIAMI domain name will self-select because they have an interest in Miami, naturally reducing the number of potential registrants; and, because restrictive policies such as, for example, requiring membership in a specific organization or organizations, would exclude many legitimate registrants from obtaining a .MIAMI domain name. For example, and by way of illustration, if membership an organization were required for registration, businesses and charitable organizations that would find a .MIAMI top-level domain name an effective marketing tool would be excluded from registering a .MIAMI domain name as they might not be eligible to be members in an organization that accepted only natural persons for membership."<ref>[http://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1529 Application Download, gTLDresult.ICANN.org] Retrieved 28 Feb 2013</ref>
On 19 December 2013 [[Top Level Domain Holdings]] received a [[Registry Agreement]] signed by [[ICANN]] for .miami after passing all the required processes needed to become a [[Registry Operator]] for the string.<ref>[http://www.icann.org/en/about/agreements/registries-date Registry Agreements, ICANN.org] Retrieved 30 Dec 2013</ref>