LOS ANGELES, February 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
Minds + Machines Group Limited (LSE:MMX), the owner of the new ".law" top-level domain, today announced that .law has successfully completed its first 90 days since general availability having fulfilled more than 5,000 verified registrations, with over 700 premium names including numerous domains which have sold for $100,000 or more.
"We are very pleased with the success .law has seen in the first three months of its launch, which is evidenced not only by significant overall registration but by the adoption of category-defining names such as asbestos.law and aviation.law by powerhouse litigation firms Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Kreindler & Kreindler respectively," said Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines. "The strong response indicates that the market clearly sees the unique opportunity .law presents and the value of a meaningful verification process designed to help ensure the integrity of the domain name."
.law, and .abogado, are new restricted top-level domains (TLDs) that aim to promote trust in the professional legal community by creating exclusive online spaces in which only lawyers that are regulated and licensed to practice law may register a domain name. Registrations for .law domain names include AmLaw 100 law firms, leading national litigation firms, state legal associations, major legal media outlets and legal technology organizations, as well as small law firms and individual lawyers.
"There has been tremendous uptake of .law on all fronts, from large national firms who see the potential branding opportunities to small law firms who want to secure an easy-to-remember name," said Lou Andreozzi, CEO of Dot Law, Inc. "In particular, the interest in the category-defining names has been significant and demonstrates the great potential of .law to help legal professionals reach the right audience as well as help ensure the positions of their leading practices. I am confident that .law is becoming the Internet address of the legal profession."
Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC registers asbestos.law and mesothelioma.law
Having recovered more than $5 billion in verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC is one of the nation's largest mesothelioma law firms and has represented thousands of families affected by mesothelioma across the country. The firm has registered both mesothelioma.law and asbestos.law.
"Our firm is dedicated to helping people whose lives have been shattered by a mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis caused by exposure to asbestos through no fault of their own," said John Simmons, Chairman, Simmons Hanly Conroy. "With approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed in the United States every year, it is important that we increase awareness among those who may have been affected. The short, easy-to-remember .law domain names are new tools we can use to help achieve that goal."
Kreindler & Kreindler LLP registers aviation.law
As one of the largest and most successful aviation accident law firms in the world, Kreindler & Kreindler LLP lawyers are the leading advocates for victims and their families in thousands of commercial, corporate, military and general aviation cases. The firm's cases include nearly every major commercial airline disaster, such as Pan Am Lockerbie
Flight 103, TWA Flight 800, and more recently Continental Connection (Colgan) Flight 3407, Asiana Flight 214, Germanwings Flight 9525, and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.
"The victims and families affected by aviation accidents are often faced, at the most difficult time, with complex and timely legal questions. They may be unsure where to turn or may receive solicitations from unknown lawyers," said Kreindler partner Justin Green. "Aviation.law gives legal consumers greater access to our expertise." Added Kreindler partner Brian Alexander, "For more than 65 years, our firm has developed the field of aviation law through landmark aviation cases and the leading legal treatise in the field. The Kreindler name is recognized and connected with aviation law in the legal community. The aviation.law domain allows us to expand that name recognition more broadly to people in need of an aviation lawyer."
About .law and .abogado
.law and .abogado are new restricted top-level domains (TLDs) that aim to promote trust in the professional legal community by creating exclusive online spaces in which lawyers can present themselves in a distinctive and memorable manner. Only qualified lawyers are eligible to secure a .law and/or .abogado domain name. A qualified lawyer is a professional who is licensed to practice law by an approved regulator of legal services in a given jurisdiction. For full eligibility criteria, please see the .law and .abogado Eligibility Policy. More information on .law is available at join.law.
About Minds + Machines
Minds + Machines (LSE:MMX) is a leading owner and operator of new generic top-level domains ("gTLDs") including ".law," and provides registry services to a range of high-profile clients. The Group also provides domain name services through its wholly owned registrar operations in the U.S. and Europe. For more information on Minds + Machines, please go to http://investors.mindsandmachines.com/.
SOURCE Minds + Machines