Tucows abandoned two new gTLD bids

Kevin Murphy, November 14, 2012, 07:50:16 (UTC), Domain Registrars

Tucows originally applied for six new gTLDs but withdrew two of the applications, it emerged yesterday.

During a conference call with analysts, announcing the company’s third-quarter financial results, CEO Elliot Noss said that Tucows’ cash-flow statement had benefited from a $370,000 ICANN refund.

That works out to two full $185,000 refunds, meaning the applications were withdrawn before June’s Big Reveal.

The fact that the money was not recorded until the third quarter is likely due to the delays ICANN subjects applicants to when they request refunds.

Tucows, via a subsidary, has live gTLD bids for group, .marketing, .media and .online, all of which are contested.

Noss reiterated during the earnings call that he does not expect the company to see serious revenue from new gTLDs until 2014, though he speculated that some uncontested geographic gTLDs may start contributing the the second half of 2013.

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Comments (6)

  1. Michele says:

    So which two did they dump?

  2. Rubens Kuhl says:

    .tucows and .twocows ? ;-)

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