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November 18, 2018 16:07

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Poll: How much will .web domain name sell for?

How much money will the .web contention set be settled for? Barring a last-minute court decision, the highly-anticipated auction to settle the .web top level domain contention set will take place on Wednesday. Thankfully for industry watchers, the final price will be made public after the auction concludes. How much do you think the final […]

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Just how much did .Blog and .Store sell for?

Here’s a rough idea. On Friday I wrote about Minds + Machines and its payoff for losing the .blog and .store domain name auctions. Primer Nivel won the auction for .blog and Radix walked home with .Store. How much did they pay for these domain names? We don’t know for sure based on the data […]

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Company pays $600,000 in auction to run .信息 top level domain name

Rights to IDN domain name sell for $600,000. Beijing Tele-info Network Technology Co. has won the first ICANN “auction of last resort” to resolve a new top level domain name contention set. It paid $600,000 in an auction for .信息, which roughly translates to “info”. The losing party was Afilias, which operates the .info domain […]

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ICANN updates new TLD auction plans, still no resolution for indirect contention

ICANN has published new rules for upcoming auctions which will resolve top level domain strings with more than one applicant. ICANN has published updated rules for its so-called “Auctions of Last Resort” to resolve new top level domain name contention sets. It has also published a draft schedule for the auctions. ICANN hopes to resolve […]

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