Auctions

    • 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.

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    • 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 after the company gave up its pr ...

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Google- 11 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 …

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  • 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

    … Pinterest is now allowing advertisers to bid on a CPM (cost per thousand impressions) basis, and the social network also introduced frequency capping, providing control over the number of times individual users see those campaigns. The new auction-based CPM campaigns have been in testing with advertisers including The Home Depot and General…

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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

    … Uniregistry has emerged as the successful registry-to-be of .shopping from the convoluted .shop/.shopping new gTLD contention set. Donuts, the only competing applicant for the string, withdrew its application late last week. As we previously reported, the .shop/.shopping contention sets were joined at the hip due to a bizarre string similarity…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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