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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 7 readers -
  • $41m auction loser tries to slam brakes on .shop

    … delegating .shop or even signing a registry contract with GMO. It’s applied for “emergency” relief. Its full IRP complaint has yet to be filed. GMO won a seven-way ICANN auction for .shop last week, agreeing to pay $41.5 million into ICANN coffers. The IRP news will not be particularly surprising for anyone who has followed the .shop contention set…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Correction: .shop auction weirder than I thought

    … The upcoming auction for .shop and .shopping new gTLDs is weird, but in a different way to which I reported on Friday. The actual rules, which are pretty complicated, mean that one applicant could win a gTLD auction without spending a single penny. The nine applicants for .shop and the two applicants for .shopping are necessarily all fighting…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • Two new gTLD confusion decisions thrown out

    … to come up with some kind of appeals process, which it agreed to do in February. Verisign, unfairly in my view, was not given the opportunity to appeal the two .cam decisions that went against it, even though they were made by the same panelist for the same reasons. The second, altogether more peculiar, case was .shop applicant Commercial Connect…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
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