Commercial Connect

  • .shop lawsuit falling to pieces

    … it before filing the suit. In a court filing (pdf) yesterday, ICANN said that Commercial Connect had failed to secure a new lawyer, had failed to formally serve ICANN with the complaint, and had missed its April 25 deadline to argue against ICANN’s motion to dismiss the case. For these reasons, it said, the case should be chucked. Commercial Connect…

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  • $41m auction loser tries to slam brakes on .shop

    … Lawyer-happy gTLD applicant Commercial Connect has put GMO Registry’s $41 million purchase of the new gTLD .shop in jeopardy by filing an appeal with ICANN. On January 26 — the day before the .shop auction — the Connecticut-based company filed an Independent Review Process complaint with ICANN, asking a panel of judges to enjoin ICANN from…

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  • Correction: .shop auction weirder than I thought

    … of a man’s head exploding was an appropriate way to end the story. In the .shop/.shopping case, it seems that all 11 applications — nine for .shop and two for .shopping — will be lumped into the same auction. Which applicant drops out first will determine whether both strings get delegated or only one. Uniregistry and Donuts have applied…

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  • Two new gTLD confusion decisions thrown out

    … ICANN has reopened the contention sets for .cam and .通販 after deciding that two String Confusion Objection panels may have been wrong to reject certain applications. Two rulings — that .cam is confusingly similar to .com and that .通販 is confusingly similar to .shop (really) — will now head to an appeals panel for a “final” determination…

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