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Uniregistry wins .cars gTLD

Kevin Murphy, October 8, 2014, 12:38:43 (UTC), Domain Registries

Uniregistry has won the .cars new gTLD at auction.

Donuts withdrew its competing application for the string this week. Third candidate DERCars’ application is still showing as active on ICANN’s web site.

However, Uniregistry CEO Frank Schilling confirmed to DI that his company has won the contention set.

The automobile-related gTLD space is quite congested and, one might argue, confusing.

Uniregistry’s .cars will compete with Google, which has an uncontested application for the singular .car, and DERCars which stood uncontested for the now-delegated .autos.

Uniregistry previously won the four-way fight for .auto at auction but has yet to contract with ICANN.

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Comments (3)

  1. Rubens Kuhl says:

    This will also eliminate the need for one of the string confusion inconsistency redeterminations. It’s curious that DERcars hasn’t waited to possibly get rid of the .car contention before negotiating with Uniregistry.

  2. anony (eroyalmail) says:

    Same cars subject though another suffix launching today, .nyc –
    Volkswagen.nyc not by the car company.

  3. anony (eroyalmail) says:

    typo: Volkswagen.nyc [registered] not by the car company.

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