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The string was in contention with Donuts, which has officially withdrawn its application following the auction.
.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.