24 Sep '14, 10am

Uniregistry Wins .Auto; Donuts Wins .Memorial; Afilias Loses IDN .信息 Which May Mean Info

Uniregistry won the new gTLD private auction for .Auto beating out Donuts, long time domain name investor Jay Westerdal’s Fegistry, and Dot Auto LLC, which is associated with the company that operates .Uno Donuts also won the new gTLD .Memorial beating Afilias and dotCOOL, which operates the new gTLD .Qpon. Publicly traded Rightside (NAME) won the auction for .RIP which jointly owns certain new gTLD together with Donuts and operates Donuts registries backend. Afilias also lost the auction to operate the IDN .信息 to Beijing Tele-info Network Technology Co, the only other applicant. Afilias said in its application the IDN means “info”, and of course Afilias operates the .info registry. However the winning applicant in its application said the IDN means: “knowledge or message in the form suitable for communications, storage, or processing, which is closely related to notions o...

Full article: http://www.thedomains.com/2014/09/24/uniregistry-wins-aut...

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