• Verisign loses .art contract to CentralNic

    … not managed to chill competition in this instance. .art is set to launch in stages over the next 12 months, CentralNic said. UKCI estimated in its ICANN application that it would get between 25,000 and 80,000 registrations in its first year. That may prove to be optimistic, at least at the high end. UKCI’s vision for .art is for a restricted gTLD…

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  • M+M gets $3.5m from two gTLD auctions

    … Minds + Machines secured loser fees totaling $3.5 million from its participation in .art and .data new gTLD auctions, the company disclosed today. It seems .data was auctioned recently. It was a three-applicant string and none of the applicants have yet withdrawn their applications. It seems either Donuts or brand applicant Dish DBS won…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
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