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This is who won the .inc, .llc and .llp gTLD auctions

The winners of the auctions to run the gTLD registries for company identifiers .inc, .llc and .llp have emerged due to ICANN application withdrawals. All three contested gTLDs had been held up for years by appeals to ICANN by Dot Registry — an applicant with the support of US states attorneys general — but went […]

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MMX: three gTLDs approved for sale in Beijing

Three foreign new gTLDs have been approved for sale and resolution in Chinese capital Beijing, according to MMX. The portfolio registry said today that its .vip is among the first to receive approval from the Beijing Communications Administration, one of China’s many regional authorities. According to MMX, while many gTLDs have managed to pass through […]

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GMO and Radix secure Chinese gTLD approval

GMO Registry and Radix have won Chinese government approval for their respective new gTLDs .shop and .site. It’s the second batch of foreign new gTLDs to get the nod from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, following .vip, .club and .xyz in early December. They’re also the first two Asian registries from outside China […]

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#6 in 2016: GMO goes shopping for .Shop

A story about GMO’s $41.5 million auction win for .shop was the sixth-most read story on Domain Name Wire this year. An ICANN auction of last resort for the .Shop top level domain name took place in January. It closed at a then-record $41.5 million. This price came as a shock, especially given the track […]

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Free .shop domains until Christmas

The new .shop gTLD is likely to see growth over the coming week or so, as registrars begin to offer them for free. Two retail registrars in the Key-Systems stable — Moniker and domaindiscount24 — said today they will offer a free .shop to each of their customers until December 23. The offer is limited […]

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Over 50,000 names sold as .shop has successful launch day

GMO Registry has recorded one of the most successful new gTLD launch days to date, selling over 45,000 .shop domain names in the first hours. The company said it sold 45,427 .shop names in the first two hours after general availability started yesterday afternoon at about 1600 UTC. The total at that point was 51,755, […]

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Lots of companies are shopping for .Shop

Registry already has some notable premium domain name sales. GMO Registry paid a whopping $41.5 million to acquire rights to the .shop top level domain name. Hiro Tsukahara, CEO of GMO Registry, told Domain Name Wire in a podcast that will be released Monday that it will take a while to recoup that investment. But […]

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.shop pricing sunrise renewals at $1,000

If you’ve spent over $40 million on a gTLD, you need to make your money back somehow, right? It’s emerged that GMO Registry, which paid ICANN a record $41.5 million for .shop back in January, plans to charge $1,000 renewal fees, wholesale, on domains registered during its upcoming sunrise period. Trademark owners will seemingly have […]

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.shop lawsuit falling to pieces

Commercial Connect’s lawsuit against ICANN appears to be on its way out, as ICANN claims the .shop applicant has “abandoned” the case. The company sued ICANN in January in an attempt to prevent .shop gTLD being sold off via an ICANN last-resort auction. It failed, and the auction raised a $41 million winning bid from […]

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We are Satoshi: Frank Schilling and Uniregistry are big in Japan!

Satoshi Nakamoto is a legend; the Japanese creator of the Bitcoin cryptocurrency is the man everyone wants to talk to. And yet, Satoshi is elusive, appearing only when he wishes to relay something to the global Bitcoin community. Frank Schilling recently showed off how big he is in Japan, by sharing a photo of himself, […]

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