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8 New gTLD Private Auctions Produce $9.65 Million

Posted on the 16 August 2013 by Worldwide @thedomains

Innovative Auctions today announced the successful completion of the second Applicant Auction.

Winners in the auction will pay a total of $9,651,000 after resolving contention for eight new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).

The winners for the eight contention sets included in this week’s auction were:

.guide: Donuts, Inc

.construction: Donuts, Inc

.storage: Extra Space Storage (NYSE:EXR)

.desi: Desi Networks LLC

.expert: Donuts, Inc

.fishing: Minds + Machines, a subsidiary of Top Level Domain Holdings, Inc (LON:TLDH)

.casa: Minds + Machines

.网址 (.wangzhi): Hu Yi Global

In addition, the following participants received payments for withdrawing one or more applications: Demand Media (NYSE:DMD), Afilias Ltd., Dot Construction LLC, and Red Circle LLC.

This brings the total generated in the two private auctions to over $18 million,.

Following the conclusion of the second auction, there are 204 remaining strings with multiple applicants.…


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