• Viking victor in .cruise gTLD auction

    … Viking River Cruises has emerged as the winner of the .cruise new gTLD contention set. It seems to have beaten Cruise Lines International Association, which has withdrawn the only competing application, in an auction. Both applicants originally proposed a single-registrant model, in which only the registry could own domains, but changed…

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  • .cruise heading to auction despite “closed generic” protest

    … been to operate .cruise for the registry’s own exclusive use, a so-called closed generic bid. However, following objections from its Governmental Advisory Committee in April 2013, ICANN eventually decided to disallow such applications. CLIA changed its plans in September 2013 as a result of the GAC advice. But it wasn’t until mid-June this year…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
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