NU DOTCO LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of STRAAT Investments, has withdrawn its application for the new gTLD .Book which had a prioritization number of 357.
The withdrawal is not yet reflected on ICANN’s site.
.Book is one of 13 new gTLD applications filed by STRAAT, which is affiliated with .CO Internet.
According to Jose Rasco, Managing Director of NU DOTCO, the organization is still very interested in acquiring the .Book TLD, but instead of pursuing the application directly, is working on a strategic partnership with another strong applicant.
The terms of the deal are confidential.
Currently there are 7 remaining applications for the .Book gTLD including Google, Amazon, Top Level Domain Holdings Limited, Famous Four, and Donuts.
Global Domain Registry Pty Ltd recently withdrew its application for .Book however according to Mr. Rasco that withdrawal has nothing to do with Straat’s withdrawal.