Donuts, one of the original applicants for .fan, acquires it from failing registry.
The owner of .fan and .fans has failed, and Donuts was more than happy to pick up .fan–a domain name it originally applied for.
Donuts announced today that it has “re-acquired” the .fan top level domain name. Why the “re-acquired” language? Well, Donuts was one of two original applicants for the domain name. It entered into a private settlement with Asiamix Digital in which Asiamix won the contention set.
Now, many years later, Donuts has acquired the domain name. Think about what happened here: Donuts got paid to leave the original contention set, and now it has acquired .fan, most likely for much, much less than the original contention set was settled for. Not bad.
.Fan is Donut’s 241st top level domain under management.