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Google beats Microsoft to .docs

Kevin Murphy, July 30, 2014, 10:39:54 (UTC), Domain Registries

Google and Microsoft seem to have settled their contention set for the .docs new gTLD, with Google emerging the victor.
Microsoft withdrew its application for .docs this week.
It’s not clear how the deal was made, but Google is known to have participated in private auctions for other strings.
Google Docs is of course Google’s office document service.
Microsoft also has a Docs service, a collaboration with Facebook at, but it seems to have been in beta since April 2010 and, by the looks of the site, isn’t what you’d call a success.

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