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    … withdrawn previously, but only due to disputes between the applicant and the governments of the regions they wanted to represent.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

    … 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 Minds + Machines, Richemont, Google and Donuts have all officially withdrawn their competing applications.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    … Luxury goods company Richemont has withdrawn two of its original 14 new gTLD applications.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

    … that the country stood alone. Following the Singapore meeting this year, the GAC said: “the Government of India has requested that the application for .indians not proceed.” As a piece of non-consensus advice, ICANN would have been able to more easily reject India’s objection, but the withdrawal means it will not have to make that decision. India has…

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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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