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    … withdrawn previously, but only due to disputes between the applicant and the governments of the regions they wanted to represent.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

    … assures us it is possible. “Will not Proceed is not a final status,” the spokesperson cautioned. “But they are currently not eligible to sign the RA with ICANN. But if that status changes, we’ll update it accordingly on the site.” Withdrawals would qualify the applicants for a 35% refund on their application fees, he confirmed. Tweet Tagged: contracting, dot-brands, ICANN, new gTLDs, pwc, volvo, will not proceed, withdrawals …

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  • .love won by class action lawyers

    … of love, engagements, marriage, and family. It will allow anyone to register a domain name and post information about products and services related to the idea of love, an engagement, a marriage, or family. It is anticipated to be an open, unrestricted gTLD running on a CentralNic back-end. Related posts: .love dies as applicants pull five more new gTLD bids SnapNames settles shill-bidder class action Go Daddy employee class action dismissed …

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  • Richemont pulls two dot-brand bids

    … (“.watches”), .珠宝 (.jewelry), .watches, .jewelry and .jlc. It has previously withdrawn an application for .love. Related posts: Microsoft, Yahoo and others involved in new dot-brand gTLD group .love dies as applicants pull five more new gTLD bids Pile up! GM cancels two more new gTLD bids …

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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

    … a similarly dim view of .ram, which Chrysler has applied for to protect a car brand but which also matches an important deity in the Hindu pantheon. That bid is still active. But recently we’ve seen two other dot-brand applicants get out of the new gTLD program. Dun & Bradstreet has just withdrawn its bid for .dnb. Last week, Myriad…

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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

    … that the company also applied for .allfinanz by itself. That application has passed evaluation and is still active. Meanwhile, in Finland, one of the world’s biggest elevator/escalator manufacturers, KONE, has withdrawn its equally unfathomable application for .kone. Roughly 55 dot-brand applications have been withdrawn to date. Hundreds remain. Related posts: .cialis and .chatr new gTLD bids dumped L’Oreal takes the red pill, withdraws .matrix bid Two dot-brands pass Extended Evaluation …

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