Withdrawals

  • In a first for new gTLDs, Aquitaine dumps geo bid

    … withdrawn previously, but only due to disputes between the applicant and the governments of the regions they wanted to represent. .aquitaine is the first would-be geographic gTLD to be pulled after passing through the evaluation stage of the program. Aquitaine is one of France’s 27 formal regions, with a population of over three million. Related posts: .sex and two other gTLD pass evaluation Afilias dumps .mail bid, and three other new gTLD withdrawals GAC kills off two more new gTLD bids …

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  • Fatal timeout? A dozen dot-brands procrastinating to death

    … Over a dozen new gTLD applications have been iced because the applicants couldn’t or wouldn’t talk to ICANN about signing contracts before their deadlines. Volvo and PricewaterhouseCoopers are among the 13 dot-brand applicants whose $185,000+ investments could vanish in a puff of smoke because they can’t bring themselves to sign on the dotted…

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  • .love won by class action lawyers

    … to its application, .love will be positioned in the same space as .wed and .wedding: .LOVE’s target markets are broad enough to maintain a financially viable TLD and distinct enough that the .LOVE TLD will not become ‘just another .info’. A .LOVE TLD will provide a unique space on the Internet for information and services related to the idea…

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  • Richemont pulls two dot-brand bids

    … withdrawn — the company isn’t commenting — but it’s certainly not a signal that Richemont is abandoning the new gTLD program completely. The company has already entered into ICANN contracts for six dot-brands including .cartier, .montblanc and .chloe. It has another five applications — four generics and one brand — that are still active: .手表…

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  • .now and .realestate will be restricted, but Donuts keeps .tires open

    … It was a battle between open and restricted registration rules this week, as three more new gTLD contention sets were resolved between applicants with opposing policies. Donuts won .tires (open), Amazon won .now (closed) and the National Association of Realtors won .realestate (restricted). Donuts beat Goodyear and Bridgestone — two…

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  • Safeway pulls all four new gTLD apps

    … Retail giant Safeway has removed itself from the new gTLD program entirely, last week withdrawing all four of its applications. The $139-billion-a-year company had applied for the dot-brands .safeway, .vons, .justforu and the generic .grocery, but all four bids are now showing as withdrawn. Now that Safeway has withdrawn, the only remaining…

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  • GAC kills .indians and two more dot-brands die

    … Reliance Industries, owner of the Mumbai Indians cricket team, has withdrawn its application for the new gTLD .indians after an objection from the Indian government. ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee has said in formal advice several times, most recently in March, that India was not cool with the idea of a .indians TLD, but noted…

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  • Infosys withdraws dot-brand bids

    … Indian consulting giant Infosys has dropped its bids for two dot-brand new gTLDs. It withdrew its applications for .infosys and .infy this week, leaving it with no remaining applications. Both bids were straightforward dot-brands applications with no objections or contention. Both had passed Initial Evaluation and were just awaiting contract…

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  • Three more dot-brands dumped

    … Two companies have yanked three bids for dot-brand new gTLDs this week. The German financial advisor Allfinanz Deutsche Vermögensberatung withdrew its applications for .allfinanzberatung and .allfinanzberater, which mean Allfinanz “advice” and “advisers”. As well as being a bit of a mouthful, they both appear to be unnecessary given…

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