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Oh no! Cement company withdraws dot-brand bid

Kevin Murphy, December 6, 2013, 19:36:12 (UTC), Domain Registries

FLSmidth, a Danish cement company, has withdrawn its application for the new gTLD .fls.

It’s the first dot-brand to be withdrawn from the program in months.

FLSmidth had passed Initial Evaluation and was not facing any objections or Governmental Advisory Committee advice, so it’s not immediately clear why the company decided to pull out.

The company recently reported a fall in profitability, so perhaps it’s just trying to cut costs by eliminating superfluous expenses.

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Comments (4)

  1. Jonah says:

    The company does still have a bid for .flsmidth, unless they are withdrawing that as well.

  2. blehblehbleh says:

    how aw.fls

  3. Delroy says:

    Someone got smart! Better late than never. The entire gtld concept is laughable. Entire program is a total .FAIL!

  4. MarkA says:

    Ah ha, but you didn’t say it was a fail.com Delroy

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