Donuts withdraws application after XYZ.com wins private domain auction.
Domain name investor Daniel Negari, through his company XYZ.com, has won the private top level domain name auction for .college.
Negari tells Domain Name Wire “I look forward to truly innovating the namespace with one of the best gTLD’s out there.”
The string was in contention with Donuts, which has officially withdrawn its application following the auction.
XYZ.com applied for three top level domains: .xyz, .college, and .now. There were no competitors for .xyz, and with .college locked up Negari now just needs to worry about .now.
.Now is a bit more complicated than the others. Six applicants applied for the domain, including Amazon.com. Competing applicant Starbucks (HK) Limited (no relation to the coffee chain), which owns now.com, has filed legal rights objections against the other applicants.
As for Donuts, we now know it has “lost” 3 auctions (.college, .vote, and .club) and won one (.photography). Results for .red and .luxury are pending.
“I look forward to truly innovating the namespace”
What would George Carlin think about that piece of doggerel. Think about it. He would totally trash this guy were he still alive and live on stage
I’m still reeling from “truly innovate the namespace” – What planet is this guy from?
Morgan Linton says
Congrats to Daniel, incredibly smart guy and IMO one of the best people on the planet to run .college. Definitely looking forward to seeing what he does with it, Daniel knows the education space like the back of his hand. Congrats! 🙂