Bret Fausett Announces .Game Win

In a creatively written tweet posted yesterday afternoon, Uniregistry General Counsel Bret Fausett announced that the company prevailed in its application for the .Game gTLD extension. Fausett posted a link to the He Got Game music video and wrote “WeGot.Game.”

There was some serious competition for the .Game registry. In total, 5 applicants applied to operate the .Game registry, including Google (Charleston Road Registry, Inc.), Amazon, Dot Game Limited, Beijing Gamease Age Digital Technology Co., Ltd., and Unriegistry. If you have a look at the application status for the 4 applicants besides Uniregistry, you can see that all have withdrawn.

I reached out to Bret  and Uniregistry founder Frank Schilling to ask if they could share details about the win. Bret told me “it was a confidential resolution.” I presume this means the other four applicants reached some sort of financial or quid pro quo settlement with Uniregistry in exchange for withdrawing their applications

Frank commented, “We thank ICANN and the other participants for facilitating an equitable and orderly outcome of this contention resolution. We’re excited to see where .GAME is come Superbowl 2016.”

You can read more about Uniregistry’s plans for the .Game new gTLD extension on the company’s website.

Elliot Silver
Elliot Silver
About The Author: Elliot Silver is an Internet entrepreneur and publisher of DomainInvesting.com. Elliot is also the founder and President of Top Notch Domains, LLC, a company that has closed eight figures in deals. Please read the DomainInvesting.com Terms of Use page for additional information about the publisher, website comment policy, disclosures, and conflicts of interest. Reach out to Elliot: Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Leave a Reply

Recent Posts

How to Buy a Domain Name That is Owned by Someone

1
For a domain investor, buying a domain name is second nature. Investors hand register domain names, purchase domain names via expiry and private auctions,...

My 2023 Domain Industry PMC Jersey

0
For a number of years, I have created a domain industry Pan-Mass Challenge jersey to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Many domain industry...

Chat.com Profitably Resold for 8 Figures

0
In March of this year, I reported on the sale of Chat.com. The domain name was acquired by HubSpot Co-Founder Dharmesh Shah for more...

First Look at my 2023 Domain Industry PMC Jersey

1
This August, I will be riding in my 10th Pan-Mass Challenge ride to raise funds for Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. I will be riding...

Just Add “The”

4
I went to the post office the other day to buy stamps. I had a brief conversation with the person working at the counter,...