Donuts has won the new gTLD string .School beating out Minds + Machines, Jay Westerdal’s Fegistry and Frank Schilling’s Uniregistry.
The new gTLD .School was scheduled to go to ICANN Last Resort Auction later this month.
.School is an interesting one because there is a lot of vertical competition in the new gTLD space.
Donuts already launched .education which has over 13,000 domain name registrations and .university which has over 2,200 domain name registrations.
The same company that operates the .XYZ is the owner of the yet to be launched new gTLD .College
.Edu which of course is one of the original domain extension is restricted only to accredited educational institutions including online education institutions.
Jay Westerdal’s Fegistry applied for 6 new gTLD and has now won only one string which is .Realty and still has an application for .Forum but that is still in contention.