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… it with documents it used to reach its decisions in multiple controversial CPE cases. A couple of weeks ago, BGC chair Chris Disspain explained all this (pdf) to the applicants for .music, .gay, hotel, .cpa, .llc, .inc, .llp and .merck, all of which are affected by the delay caused by the investigation. He said that the investigation would be completed…
… the July 27 “last resort” auction delayed. Donuts and Radix had argued in a Request for Reconsideration that Nu Dot Co has changed its board of directors since first applying for .web, which would oblige it to change the application. Its failure to do so meant they auction should be delayed, they said. They based their beliefs on an email from…
… dotgay LLC has filed another appeal with ICANN, hoping to get its community-based .gay application back in the race. It submitted a third Request for Reconsideration (pdf) this week, arguing on a technicality that its bid should have another Community Priority Evaluation. The company has already lost two CPEs based on the Economist Intelligence…