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June 21, 2018 18:05

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.blog won in eight-figure auction by Primer Nivel

A Colombian registrar has become the unlikely owner of the coveted .blog new gTLD, beating eight other applicants to the string at auction. Winning bidder Primer Nivel is a Panamanian company affiliated with Bogota-based CCI REG, which runs The company was the first to reveal its plans to apply for .blog, telling DI back […]

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Schilling laughing as Uniregistry beats Google to .lol

Uniregistry’s portfolio of quirky new gTLDs grew today. The company seems to have beaten Google to .lol in a private deal. The two companies were the only ones to apply for .lol, and Google’s application was formally withdrawn today. As usual for private contention set settlements, the winning price has not been disclosed. Uniregistry has […]

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Accent wins .tickets auction after $1.6m CentralNic investment

Accent Media, one of four applicants for .tickets, has won the new gTLD at auction after receiving a $1.62 million investment from CentralNic. As part of the deal, Accent has dumped Afilias as its back-end provider and will switch to CentralNic instead. Competing applicants Donuts, Famous Four Media, Shubert Internet and Tickets TLD are now […]

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