What seemed like an unusually quiet week for contention set resolution, ICANN updated its NewGTLD Micro site late Friday revealing six contention sets being resolved.
.FAMILY – Covered Donuts prevailed over Google and Uniregistry
.FREE – Amazon prevailed over Dozen Donuts, Google, Uniregistry and Minds & Machines
.FYI – Dozen Donuts prevailed over Google
.MOM – Uniregistry prevailed over Google and Rightside
.PHD – Google prevailed over Your Dot Phd, Inc.
.TUBE – Latin American Telecom LLC prevailed over Google and Dozen Donuts
An interesting note on .TUBE, Jason Schaeffer of Ari Goldberger’s ESQwire Law Firm assisted LAT with their application. Jason notes this as a David vs Goliath type of story and David won. He also assists DotMUSIC Limited with their application for .MUSIC. Your Dot PHD, Inc. is also in the running against Google and Covered Donuts for .MBA. It is likely that it will be resolved in a private auction and while Your Dot PHD is not likely to prevail, we suspect they will still consider their two applications successful.
.GMBH also looks to be resolved because Google and GMBH Registry (prior) withdrew leaving Covered Donuts, STRAAT Investments, InterNetWire Web-Development GmbH and TLDDOT GmbH as the remaining applicants.
25 March 2015 is the next scheduled ICANN Auction. Six contentions remain: