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Afilias wins .poker gTLD

Kevin Murphy, June 5, 2014, 05:39:04 (UTC), Domain Registries

The .poker contention set has been settled, apparently at last week’s Applicant Auction auction, leaving Afilias the winner.
Rival applicants Donuts, Famous Four Media and Dot Poker have all withdrawn their applications.
The winning bid was, per usual, not disclosed. I’d be interested to know how much it went for, as I have a feeling there might be some pretty sweet premium sales to be had.
It also emerged today that Rightside won the auction for the altogether less exciting .rip — a gTLD for memorials — after withdrawals from Momentous and DotRIP.
The .restaurant gTLD appears to one of the two remaining auctions from last week’s batch for which we don’t yet know the result. Uniregistry and Famous Four have withdrawn, leaving Donuts and Minds + Machines with active applications.

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