• Last resort gTLD auction loser wants share of $5m winning bid

    … An unsuccessful new gTLD applicant wants ICANN to share the proceeds of its “last resort” auction with itself and the other losing applicants. Aesthetics Practitioners Advisory Network had applied for .salon, but found itself in a contention set with three other applicants and was ultimately beaten at auction by a winning bid of over $5 million…

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  • gTLD auctions net ICANN another $13m

    … ICANN has raised another $12.9 million from new gTLD auctions. A small batch of three contention sets — .realty, .salon and .spot — were resolved last Wednesday in the third so-called “last resort” auction. .realty went to Fegistry for $5,588,888, .salon to Donuts for $5,100,575 and .spot to Amazon for $2.2 million. ICANN now has accumulated…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
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