• WordPress reveals IT bought .blog for $19 million

    … while in the bidding process and afterward in order not to draw too much attention, but nonetheless the cost of the .blog auction got up there (people are estimating around $20M). An earlier version of the blog post put the price at “about $19m”, as captured by Google. ICANN approved the reassignment of the .blog contract from Primer Nivel to Knock…

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  • .boston was a “distraction”, says gTLD seller

    … the Globe’s VP of marketing as saying. The newspaper was acquired by Boston Red Sox owner John Henry in 2013, a year after the .boston application was filed, according to the report. The acquisition, which sees M+M buy 99% the Globe subsidiary in control of the gTLD registry agreement, is subject to ICANN approving the contract reassignment. Related posts: M+M acquires .boston from Boston Globe Google, L’Oreal execs tapped for new gTLD summit OpenRegistry behind 20 new gTLD apps …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
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