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Donuts Gets .Games; Uniregistry Got .Game

Posted on the 12 May 2015 by Worldwide @thedomains, posted today that Uniregistry declared victory getting the new gTLD .Game in as a private auction beating out Google (Charleston Road Registry, Inc.), Amazon, Dot Game Limited, Beijing Gamease Age Digital Technology Co., Ltd.

However the contention set also included the new gTLD .Games whose application was not withdrawn meaning it seems that in the private auction the parties decided that there will be a .Game and .Games known as indirect contention.

Donuts was the only applicant for .Games.

The .Game/.Games contention set was scheduled for an ICANN Last Resort auction in May leaving only 1 schedule ICANN Last Resort auction (there are other sets of contention to be held in the future)

.Game/.Games was 1 of only 4 indirect contention sets put together by ICANN

My understanding of these indirect contention sets that were there would only be one winner and the winner would get the extension they applied for however since this was a private resolution it seems the parties could resolve to have two winners and both strings will exist.

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