• Is Verisign .web applicant’s secret sugar daddy?

    … informed them in a letter (pdf), and they missed that deadline. They now have until July 20 to put either resolve the contention privately or put down their deposits, ICANN said. The applicants for .web, aside from Nu Dot Co, are Google, Donuts, Radix, Schlund, and Afilias. Due to a string confusion ruling, .webs applicant Vistaprint will also be in the auction. Tweet Tagged: .web, auction, ICANN, last resort, neustar, new gTLDs, nu dot co, straat, verisign …

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  • Straat-backed bidder beats Donuts and Afilias to .health

    … DotHealth has won the four-way contention set for the controversial new gTLD .health. Afilias and Donuts both withdrew their competing applications this week. Famous Four withdrew its application over a month ago. DotHealth is backed by Straat Investments, the investment vehicle chaired by .CO Internet’s Juan Calle. The new gTLD will run…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 3 readers -
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