Auctions

  • How ICANN could spend its $240 million war chest

    … Schools, pHD students and standards groups could be among the beneficiaries of ICANN’s nearly quarter-billion-dollar new gTLD auction war chest. But new gTLD registries hoping for to dip into the fund for marketing support are probably shit out of luck. Those are among the preliminary conclusions of a volunteer working group that has been…

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  • GoDaddy renewal revamp “unrelated” to domainer auction outrage

    … GoDaddy has made some big changes to how it handles expired domain names, but denied the changes are related to domainer outrage today about “fake” auctions. The market-leading registrar today said that it has reduced the period post-expiration during which registrants can recover their names from 42 days to 30. After day 30, registrants…

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  • CentralNic and .CLUB reveal premium sales

    … CentralNic and .CLUB Domains have both revealed sales of premium domain names over the last several days. CentralNic said yesterday that it has sold “a number” of premiums for $3.4 million. The names are believed to be from its own portfolio, rather than registry-reserved names in any of the TLDs it manages. The company did not disclose…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • This is who won the .inc, .llc and .llp gTLD auctions

    … The winners of the auctions to run the gTLD registries for company identifiers .inc, .llc and .llp have emerged due to ICANN application withdrawals. All three contested gTLDs had been held up for years by appeals to ICANN by Dot Registry — an applicant with the support of US states attorneys general — but went to private auction in September…

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  • Millions spent as three more new gTLDs auctioned

    … Two or three new gTLDs have been sold in a private auction that may well have seen over $20 million spent. The strings .inc, .llc and (I think) .llp hit the block at some point this month. They are the first new gTLDs to be auctioned since Verisign paid $135 million for .web a little over a year ago. At this point, nobody wants to talk about…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • DropCatch spends millions to buy FIVE HUNDRED more registrars

    … evenly between all registrars (with some exceptions I don’t think apply to DropCatch), I believe the addition of 500 new registrars means all the other registrars will be paying less in variable fees. There’s clearly money to be made in expiring names. Tweet Tagged: accreditation, auctions, drop catching, dropcatch.com, ICANN, namebright, premiums, turncommerce …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • ICANN has $400m in the bank

    … are earmarked for some yet-unspecified community purpose and sit outside its general working capital pool. Regardless, they’re factored into these audited financial reports. ICANN has to date taken in almost a quarter of a billion dollars from auctions. Its board recently decided to diversify how the money is invested, so the pot could well grow. Tweet Tagged: auctions, earnings, ICANN, new gTLDs …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 17 readers -
  • Pinterest Introduces Auction-Based CPM Campaigns, Frequency Capping

    … of times someone sees your campaign. By using this new solution, you’ll get more impressions for your campaigns at more efficient rates and drive higher results. This new offering is available to U.S. and U.K. businesses now through Ads Manager and most Marketing Developer Partners. To get started today, try creating a new campaign in Ads Manager. Pinterest advertisers: What are your thoughts on these new options? …

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  • Donuts rolls the dice with $22.5 million .web lawsuit

    … Donuts is demanding ICANN pay up the $22.5 million it reckons it is owed from the auction of the .web gTLD, which sold late last month for $135 million. The company yesterday amended its existing California lawsuit against ICANN to allege that Verisign tried to avoid regulatory scrutiny by secretly bankrolling successful bidder Nu Dot Co…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 24 readers -
  • Uniregistry beats Donuts to .shopping, but .shop still in play

    … challenge, making the scheduled auction very complex. But Donuts and Uniregistry seem to have come to a private arrangement about .shopping, outside of the ICANN auction process, making .shop a straightforward nine-way fight. Donuts tells me the auction, in which it is participating, is still scheduled for January 27. Related posts…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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