What is Accent Media?

Accent Media, founded in 2012 by British internet entrepreneurs Steve Machin and Gary Fisher, is an asset management company that owns, manages and develops a portfolio of inter-linked domain and ticketing platform assets via three main subsidiary operating businesses.

Accent Media Portfolio:

Dot Tickets Registry

About

Following a rigorous 3 year application process, and having secured substantial funding from a portfolio of international investors including AIM-listed CentralNIC (CNIC), ICANN awarded the ‘.tickets’ TLD to Accent Media in February 2015.

Accent Media is the exclusive owner of the ‘.tickets’ Top Level Domain (TLD) that it is building into an internationally recognised and trustworthy brand for online tickets.

The ‘.tickets’ TLD asset will be managed by Dot Tickets Registry Limited, a subsidiary operating unit of Accent Media Limited, from 2016. The role of Dot Tickets Registry is to maximise the value of the ‘.tickets’ TLD asset.

Product

The ‘.tickets’ Top Level Domain (“TLD”) is the authenticated online space for all ticketing needs, servicing customers in the fields of entertainment, travel, sport, and destinations of choice. It is where memorable domain names, alongside industry-backed rights protection, provide a gold standard for consumers to purchase tickets with confidence.

www.tickets.tickets

Dot Tickets Registry

Accent Media Portfolio:

Accent Solutions

About

Accent’s strategy is to achieve substantial ‘value gearing’ on the core TLD assets that it owns, including ‘.tickets’, by building an infrastructure and applications platform to bundle domain and ticketing solutions together with core ‘.tickets’ domain sales.

All platform and application investments made by the group will be undertaken by the specialist Accent Solutions business unit, whose first product (Q4 2015) is the ‘Domains Watch’ product which will offer an enhanced level of rights protection to the entire new TLD industry.

Product

Domains Watch is a unique domain rights protection service developed and operated by Accent Solutions that ensures that genuine rights holders around the world have the best possible opportunity to secure their domain assets at the point of registration.

www.domains.watch

Accent Solutions

Accent Media Portfolio:

Accent Domains

About

Accent Domains is a specialist business unit within the Accent Media group that incubates ‘.tickets’ domains names, either on its own as a strategic investment, or via Joint Venture deals with leading brands and operators.

Accent Domains focuses on ‘category killer’ domains such as search.tickets, festival.tickets or train.tickets that have the power to transform or disrupt entire industries.

Accent has ear-marked up to 200 category killer domains, each of which have substantial multi-million dollar value potential. Accent Domains is the investment vehicle that ensures that the potential value from this domain portfolio is realised.

Product

Accent Domains operates, or has a minority stake in, a number of innovative ticketing ventures.

www.broadway.tickets

Accent Domains

Gary Fisher

Co-Chief Executive Officer

  • Ex strategy advisor to boards of BSkyB, AOL, VW, Fujitsu, creating $billions of value for clients
  • Expert in internet strategies, growth turnarounds and new venture launches
  • Inspired by the opportunity to transform the global ticket industry value chain

Steve Machin

Co-Chief Executive Officer

  • Ex Ticketmaster / Live Nation Significant experience in M&A space
  • Deep knowledge & networks throughout global ticketing space
  • Saw the opportunity in 2012 to create a trusted space for ticket sales
  • Assembled the team and money to launch the venture

Tommy Higgins

Chairman

  • Ex head of Ticketmaster Europe
  • One of Ireland’s best known businessmen
  • Deep connections into the boardrooms of our High Priority target clients

Investors

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