Minds + Machines this morning said that its billings increased to $8.05 million in the first half of 2016.
That’s a 300% increase on the comparable year-ago period, the company said in a preliminary statement to the markets.
It added that its domains under management grew from 217,200 at the end of June 2015 to 728,940 a year later.
While the statement did not elaborate on the reasons behind the growth, the recently launched .vip gTLD seems to be the main factor.
It went to general availability a little over two months ago and quickly topped 400,000 registrations.
Just a few weeks before the end of the reporting period, M+M said its billings and orders for .vip alone had already hit $5.5 million.
That’s due to interest from Chinese domain investors, who were courted by M+M during a conference in Beijing.
M+M will report its full interims on September 20.