Amazon beat Google in the race for the domain “.buy”

Amazon trumped the company Google on a domain auction and bought the exclusive use of the domain “.buy”, paying $ 4.6 million for it. Google also failed to buy the domain “.vip”.

At a special auction of ICANN, the organization that controls domain names around the world, it issued four of them: .buy, .tech, .vip and one more domain representing the word “information” in Mandarin.

Bidding has attracted attention of many companies, which include Amazon and Google. Both tried to trump their bids in the auction for the domain “.buy”. Ultimately prevailed Amazon, which paid 4,6 million dollars.

Google also lost in another auction, which was held for the domain “.vip”. It was bought by it Minds + Machines, an Irish company operating in the domain name market. It can therefore be expected that this particular domain will change its owner sooner or later.

Anna Ch

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