28 Jul '16, 3pm

Whoa! .WEB auctioned for $135 million.

The auction to determine who gets to run the .web top level domain name has concluded with a $135 million price. This is by far the most paid to run a top level domain name. Prior to this auction, the highest public price for a new top level domain was $41.5 million, which GMO Registry paid for .shop. Afilias, Google, Nu Dot Co, Radix, Donuts, Schlund, and Web.com participated in the auction for .web. I don’t know who won, but ICANN should publish details later today. Depending on who the victor is, there might be some post-auction fighting. Donuts sued ICANN to try to stop the auction because it believes that Nu Dot Co might have needed to update its application to show a change in control. Nu Dot Co and ICANN dispute this . Nu Dot Co was the only applicant to request that the auction be handled by ICANN, which means the money will go into a bucket for an as-yet-unknown u...

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