Personal favourites include:
Looking through this list, it seems that some applicants have rather missed the point of the gTLD process. Either that, or they’re drastically overestimating the need for defensive registrations.
Unsurprisingly, .cloud, .app, .news, and .movies were all hotly contested. Enjoy your $185,000 application fee, suckers.
Lagrasse, France (by Gary Maunder - Devon)
Schwyz, Switzerland (by paul menz arlesheim_ch)
Linderhof, Bavaria, Germany (by werner boehm *)
Stourhead, England (by Anguskirk)
Saluzzo, Piedmont, Italy (by rinogas)
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