Amazon snubs ICANN auction to win .coupon privately

by Kevin Murphy
Amazon has won the new gTLD .coupon, after Minds + Machines withdrew its application this week. I understand that the two-way contention set was settled privately via a third party intermediary, possibly via some kind of auction, with M+M ultimately being paid off to withdraw its bid. .coupon was the only ICANN-managed “auction of last resort” scheduled for July, following th ...Read the full article