Contention

  • Schilling laughing as Uniregistry beats Google to .lol

    … Uniregistry’s portfolio of quirky new gTLDs grew today. The company seems to have beaten Google to .lol in a private deal. The two companies were the only ones to apply for .lol, and Google’s application was formally withdrawn today. As usual for private contention set settlements, the winning price has not been disclosed. Uniregistry has 18…

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  • Battles for .chat, .style, .tennis, bingo and .sas over

    … Seven new gTLD contention sets have been formally resolved with application withdrawals this morning, five of which we haven’t previously reported on. Most appear to have been settled by private auctions, with Donuts often the victor. The standout, however, is .sas, an unusual case of a contention set of two would-be dot-brand registries being…

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  • .now and .realestate will be restricted, but Donuts keeps .tires open

    … withdrawn their bids. Amazon’s application for .now envisages a closed registry in which all the second-level domains belong to the company’s intellectual property department. Also this week, the NAR, which already has the dot-brand .realtor under its belt, beat Donuts, Minds + Machines and Uniregistry to the complementary generic .realestate…

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  • Donuts beats trademark owner to .coach

    … Donuts has won the right to the new gTLD .coach, after an exact-match trademark owner withdrew. Coach Inc is a chain of clothing and accessories outlets, best known for its handbags, founded in New York in 1941. The company owns coach.com, but withdrew its application for .coach this week, leaving Donuts unchallenged. Coach had filed a Legal…

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  • Straat-backed bidder beats Donuts and Afilias to .health

    … DotHealth has won the four-way contention set for the controversial new gTLD .health. Afilias and Donuts both withdrew their competing applications this week. Famous Four withdrew its application over a month ago. DotHealth is backed by Straat Investments, the investment vehicle chaired by .CO Internet’s Juan Calle. The new gTLD will run…

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  • Amazon and Google deal on .talk, .play, .drive and others

    …. Google has a product called Google Drive, while Amazon runs Amazon Cloud Drive. Both companies have developer programs, though Google’s is arguably the more substantial of the two. Google has also won .play — Google Play is its app store — after Amazon, Radix and Star Registry’s withdrawals. Amazon does not have a Play brand. Google has also…

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