Web names auction: Google purchases .app web domain for $25m
February 28 , 2015
Google has bought the .app website domain during an auction.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the organization overseeing the running of the internet, is auctioning new web names such as .tech and .baby.
Google made a winning bid of $25,001,000 for .app.
Charleston Road Registry, the Google-owned firm that purchased the generic Top Level Domain (gTLD), said it would help application developers “customize domain and website name application offerings” so that internet users become aware that .app websites are “indeed related to applications and application developers”.