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Donuts Loses 2 More Private Auctions As .Red Becomes 1st New gTLD To Be Withdrawn After IE

Posted on the 13 June 2013 by Worldwide @thedomains

According to the ICANN website tonight Donuts has withdrawn two more applications as a result of the private auctions held last week

Donuts withdrew both its new gTLD applications for .Red and .Luxury

Donuts application for .Red was filed under Steel Keep, LLC had a prioritization number of 332 and had already passed ICANN Initial Evaluation, meaning that Donuts application for .Red is the first to be withdrawn after passing IE and is eligible for only a 35% refund of its application fee.

Donuts application for .Luxury was under Dash Tigers, LLC which had a prioritization number of 1,672.

The winners of the new gTLD private auctions in the case of .Red was Afilias Limited and in the case of .Luxury is Luxury Partners, LLC

Donuts lost 5 of the 6 private auctions they participated in winning only the auction for .Photography.

There are now 78 new gTLD applications that have been withdrawn.

While Luxury Partners, LLC winds up winning the auction for .Luxury there is also an application for .Luxe filed by Top Level Domain Holdings which is a common shortener for Luxury.

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