Amazon forked out $4.5 million to beat out Google to the .buy domain name

By Justin Kahn
Sep 18, 2014
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  1. As new top level domains (TDLs) are created, tech and domain registry companies throw around huge sums of money to own the rights to control them. Recently, Google and Amazon were among companies bidding millions for the rights to new...

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  2. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 451   +37

    I feel like the .tech domain is going to blow up in new start up companies and big fortune 500's will just reserve the same name as their .com domain
  3. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Guru Posts: 559   +171

    I would assume it would be higher
  4. Snowden

    Snowden TS Member Posts: 68   +31

    Anyone want to buy .russia ?
  5. It's TLD, not TDL.
  6. wastedkill

    wastedkill TS Evangelist Posts: 1,389   +329

    So the article makes me feel like those ICANN thought "Hey I know what we can do make as little money as possible and sell .VIP, .TECH, .BUY to a company so they can only use it JUST too annoy others"

    Is that what happened?
  7. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,506   +498

    Yes son, that's exactly what happened...
  8. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Enthusiast Posts: 38

    Easy way to make money... "Let's shed out new TLDs"! ¬¬

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