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  • Donuts quietly buys .shopping from Uniregistry (and .jetzt)

    … CEO Frank Schilling said today it was just the simple sale of a string. Donuts declined to comment. Neither revealed a price. The second Donuts acquisition, closed April 26, was of .jetzt, which was applied for, delegated to and managed by New TLD Company AB of Sweden. That gTLD, which is German for “.now”, has been in general availability…

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  • Uniregistry beats Donuts to .shopping, but .shop still in play

    … challenge, making the scheduled auction very complex. But Donuts and Uniregistry seem to have come to a private arrangement about .shopping, outside of the ICANN auction process, making .shop a straightforward nine-way fight. Donuts tells me the auction, in which it is participating, is still scheduled for January 27. Related posts…

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  • Correction: .shop auction weirder than I thought

    … The upcoming auction for .shop and .shopping new gTLDs is weird, but in a different way to which I reported on Friday. The actual rules, which are pretty complicated, mean that one applicant could win a gTLD auction without spending a single penny. The nine applicants for .shop and the two applicants for .shopping are necessarily all fighting…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • .shop among four gTLDs heading to auction

    … the two words are too confusingly similar to coexist in the DNS. That SCO ruling was made by the same guy who held up both sets of applications when he ruled that .shop and .通販 (“.onlineshopping”) were also too confusingly similar. The two rulings combined linked the contention sets for all three strings. .通販 applicant Amazon appealed its SCO loss…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -