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  • GMO and Radix secure Chinese gTLD approval

    … GMO Registry and Radix have won Chinese government approval for their respective new gTLDs .shop and .site. It’s the second batch of foreign new gTLDs to get the nod from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, following .vip, .club and .xyz in early December. They’re also the first two Asian registries from outside China…

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  • Free .shop domains until Christmas

    … the most .shop registrations to date, with over a quarter of the 100,000 or so names registered so far to registrants in that country. You have to go to number four in its geographic breakdown league to even get to the first Anglophone nation (the US). Tweet Tagged: .shop, domaindiscount24, gmo, key-systems, moniker …

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  • GMO offers free SSL with .shop domains

    … GMO Registry is to offer .shop domain registrants a free one-year SSL certificate with every purchase. The company said yesterday that the deal, made via sister certificate company GMO GlobalSign, should be in place by the end of the month. The certs on offer appear to be the of low-end “Domain Validation” variety. Nevertheless, GlobalSign…

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  • Over 50,000 names sold as .shop has successful launch day

    … GMO Registry has recorded one of the most successful new gTLD launch days to date, selling over 45,000 .shop domain names in the first hours. The company said it sold 45,427 .shop names in the first two hours after general availability started yesterday afternoon at about 1600 UTC. The total at that point was 51,755, including about 5,000…

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  • .shop pricing sunrise renewals at $1,000

    … If you’ve spent over $40 million on a gTLD, you need to make your money back somehow, right? It’s emerged that GMO Registry, which paid ICANN a record $41.5 million for .shop back in January, plans to charge $1,000 renewal fees, wholesale, on domains registered during its upcoming sunrise period. Trademark owners will seemingly have to pay…

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  • .shop lawsuit falling to pieces

    … Commercial Connect’s lawsuit against ICANN appears to be on its way out, as ICANN claims the .shop applicant has “abandoned” the case. The company sued ICANN in January in an attempt to prevent .shop gTLD being sold off via an ICANN last-resort auction. It failed, and the auction raised a $41 million winning bid from GMO Registry…

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  • $41m auction loser tries to slam brakes on .shop

    … Lawyer-happy gTLD applicant Commercial Connect has put GMO Registry’s $41 million purchase of the new gTLD .shop in jeopardy by filing an appeal with ICANN. On January 26 — the day before the .shop auction — the Connecticut-based company filed an Independent Review Process complaint with ICANN, asking a panel of judges to enjoin ICANN from…

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  • .shop gTLD sells for record $41.5 million

    … The nine-way fight for the .shop gTLD has raised $41.5 million at auction. It’s the most-expensive reported new gTLD sale to date. The victor was GMO Registry of Japan, which runs a few Asian geographic gTLDs and acts as service provider for over a dozen dot-brands. GMO wanted .shop so badly it actually applied twice for the gTLD in the 2012…

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  • 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…

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  • Correction: .shop auction weirder than I thought

    … of a man’s head exploding was an appropriate way to end the story. In the .shop/.shopping case, it seems that all 11 applications — nine for .shop and two for .shopping — will be lumped into the same auction. Which applicant drops out first will determine whether both strings get delegated or only one. Uniregistry and Donuts have applied…

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  • .shop among four gTLDs heading to auction

    … The new gTLDs .shop, .shopping, .cam and .phone are all set to go to auction after their various delays and objections were cleared up. It seems that .shop and .shopping contention sets remain merged, so only one string from one applicant will emerge victorious. That’s due to a completely mad String Confusion Objection decision that ruled…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
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