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    … withdrawn previously, but only due to disputes between the applicant and the governments of the regions they wanted to represent.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

    …, with the exception of .招聘, envisaged having single-registrant policies (dot-brands, in other words). All had their apps flagged by ICANN as “Will Not Proceed” in the new gTLD process late last year, having failed to sign or start negotiating their Registry Agreements in time. Under program rules, applicants originally had nine months from the day they were…

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  • .love won by class action lawyers

    … It appears that the contested new gTLD .love has been won by the law firm Merchant Law Group, after an auction. Minds + Machines, Richemont, Google and Donuts have all officially withdrawn their competing applications. I gather that withdrawals from Uniregistry and Famous Four Media are on their way. .love would be MLG’s first successful new…

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  • Richemont pulls two dot-brand bids

    … Luxury goods company Richemont has withdrawn two of its original 14 new gTLD applications. The company, which has been a vocal supporter of dot-brand gTLDs, pulled its bids for .netaporter and .mrporter this week. Mr Porter and Net A Porter are fashion retail web sites for men and women respectively. It’s not clear why these two bids have been…

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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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