Here is the latest report that Amazon.com has purchased .buy top level domain name at an auction for $4.6 Million and surpassed Google’s bidding in auction.
Apart from this, Google failed to secure other top level domains as well which includes .tech and .vip as .tech is sold to Dot Tech LLC for $6,760,000.
According to DomainNameWire, “ICANN held its second “auction of last resort” for new top level domain names today. Three contention sets were resolved at multi-million dollar prices.”
Here is the overview look of auction, by DNW:
Here are the results:
.Tech sold for $6,760,000 to Dot Tech LLC. I’ve heard of some private contention set auctions closing for about this price, but I suspect this is a record or close to it. Three bidders bid at least $6.2 million in the auction. (I’ve heard it’s not a record, but definitely toward the high end.)
DotTech beat out Google, Uniregistry, Nu Dot Co, Donuts and Minds + Machines.
.Buy sold for $4,588,888 to Amazon.com.
Amazon beat Google, Donuts and Famous Four Media in the auction. PVT Registry did not participate. Only two bidders bid above $1.5 million.
.VIP sold for $3,000,888 to publicly traded Minds + Machines.
It beat Google, VIP Registry, Minds + Machines, Donuts, I-Registry and Vipspace Enterprises LLC. Three bidders were willing to pay at least $2.2 million in the auction.
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