29 Jul '16, 5pm

$135 Million Winning Bid for .WEB Sets Stunning High Water Mark for Rights to Run a New gTLD

$135 Million Winning Bid for .WEB Sets Stunning High Water Mark for Rights to Run a New gTLD

certainly represents the interests (and deep pockets) of domain industry giant Verisign , who already operates the .com and .net registries. That certainly makes sense (even if the price doesn't) as many considered .web to have the best chance of challenging .com's overwhelming dominance on the web. It is also a natural threat to their .net. Now, if .web does prove to be a big winner, Verisign just gets stronger. If it doesn't the multi -billion dollar corporation is one of the few that can absorb a $135 million investment that doesn't pay off without batting an eye. In any case they keep .web from falling into the hands of a competitor. The auction itself is big news for the industry and especially for the new gTLDs that need all of the publicity they can get as they struggle to make the public aware of the hundreds of new alternatives to legacy extensions. While it will ...

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