[At-Large] Results Available for 17 December 2014 New gTLD Program Auction

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Results Available for 17 December 2014 New gTLD Program Auction

17 December 2014

On 17 December 2014, Power Auctions LLC <http://www.powerauctions.com/>,
ICANN's authorized auction service provider, conducted a New gTLD Program
Auction to resolve string contention for two new generic top-level domain
(gTLD) strings: .BABY and .MLS. Applicants for these strings were unable to
resolve contention among themselves; thus their contention sets proceeded
to auction, which is the method of last resort to resolve string contention
as prescribed in Module 4 of the New gTLD Program Applicant Guidebook
<http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb>. Subject to payment of the
winning price and meeting all other criteria for eligibility, the winner
will enter ICANN's contracting process to sign a Registry Agreement to
operate the respective gTLD.

Six applicants participated in the auction for .BABY. Johnson & Johnson
Services Inc. prevailed with a winning price of $3,088,888.

Two applicants participated in the auction for MLS. The Canadian Real
Estate Association prevailed with a winning price of $3,359,000.

All proceeds from the Auction are being segregated and withheld from use
until ICANN's Board of Directors define a plan for an appropriate use of
the funds through consultation with the community.
More Information

   - Auction Results webpage
   Auction reports on this page on the New gTLD Microsite provide additional
   information on bidding.
   - Auction proceeds and costs
   <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions/proceeds>: A detailed
   summary of the proceeds and costs of all auctions conducted through
   November 2014. This information is updated at the end of each month.
   - Auctions schedule
   [PDF, 253 KB]: Subsequent auctions are scheduled to occur on a monthly
   basis throughout 2014 and into early 2015. Auction events are intended to
   resolve multiple contention sets simultaneously.
   - General New gTLD Program Auctions
   <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions> information.

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