16 Feb '15, 6pm

#Google Wins the .Moto New gTLD Beating #Rightside.co (NAME) For Its Motorola Division via @thedo…

Google has won the rights to operate the .Moto new gTLD beating United TLD Holdings which is now Rightside.co (NAME) in what we can only assume was a private contention auction. The new domain extension .Moto was scheduled to go to a ICANN Last Resort Auction later this month. Google of course owns Motorola and applied for .Moto to use as a closed extension as a .Brand application more than a generic. Here is what Google had to say about .Moto in its application to ICANN: “Charleston Road Registry intends to operate the proposed gTLD as a closed registry with Google as the sole registrar and Motorola Mobility and its affiliates as the sole registrants. The goal of the proposed gTLD is to allow Motorola Mobility to manage the domain name space for its offerings. The proposed gTLD will provide Motorola Mobility with the ability to customize its domain and website names for i...

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