Home / Blogs

Over 100 gTLD Applications Committed in Aug. 13 Applicant Auction

Sheel Mohnot

In early June, the first Applicant Auction resolved contention for 6 contested gTLDs. The successful outcome of that auction has generated a great deal of interest from other applicants, and Innovative Auctions is expecting a big turnout in our next auction, to be held on August 13th. For more than half of the contested applications, at least one applicant is ready to resolve contention via our auction.

Our auctions are voluntary and an auction for a contention set is held only when all applicants in that contention set agree to participate. We expect that with the new enrollments in the Applicant Auction, the August 13th auction will include about 25 new gTLDs, and applicants still interested in enrolling have a good chance that with their participation, their contention set is ready for auction.

The June auction resulted in an average of $1.5 million per string, and all of the participants were pleased with the outcome. The August 13 auction will follow the same format and be based on the same contract, fine tuned based on feedback from bidders. Reflecting our commitment to transparency and fairness, we have selected Deloitte to serve as the Neutral Party that independently verifies our compliance with the auction agreement.

Part of our team will be in Durban for ICANN 47 and is holding two workshops for both potential and committed participants to familiarize themselves with the format, rules, and procedures for the Applicant Auction. There will be ample time for questions, and attendees will see a demo of the auction software.

If you would like to participate in one of our workshops, please sign up here. If you would like to sign up for a private meeting with our team, please sign up here or email info@applicantauction.com.

By Sheel Mohnot, Project Director, Applicant Auction. More blog posts from Sheel Mohnot can also be read here.

Related topics: Domain Names, ICANN, Top-Level Domains

WEEKLY WRAP — Get CircleID's Weekly Summary Report by Email:


To post comments, please login or create an account.

Related Blogs

Related News


Industry Updates – Sponsored Posts

Radix's .ONLINE Fastest to Sell 100,000 Domains

.PRO Domains Now Available to All

The ".law" Domain Gains Momentum Throughout the Legal Profession

LogicBoxes Announces Pioneer Registrar Program

Portfolio Update: October Launches and Renewal Rates

"The Market Has No Morality" Sophia Bekele Speaks on Business Ethics and Accountability

We're Moving Forward. You Coming?

City of Miami 3rd in U.S. to Launch Dedicated TLD

Internet Grows to 296 Million Domain Names in Q2 2015

Dyn Comments on ICG Proposal for IANA Transition

.Online Becomes the Fastest TLD to Sell 50,000 Domains

.ONLINE GA Launches with 28,000 Registrations in the First 30 Minutes

.ONLINE Sees the Biggest Generic Sunrise Ever

Influential Law Firms Have Become Early Adopters of '.law' TLD

.Online Receives 550+ Sunrise Requests, a Fortnight Still to Go

40+ Pioneers Signed on for .TECH, as it Enters EAP Today‚Ä®

WeddingWire Joins Minds + Machines As New TLD '.Wedding' Pioneer

Minds + Machines and ALM Media Announce Strategic Partnership on .law

LogicBoxes Introduces DomainBridge

Independent Review Panel Favored DotConnectAfrica Trust Against ICANN Ruling Over .Africa Domain

Sponsored Topics