Commercial Connect

  • .shop lawsuit falling to pieces

    … Commercial Connect’s lawsuit against ICANN appears to be on its way out, as ICANN claims the .shop applicant has “abandoned” the case. The company sued ICANN in January in an attempt to prevent .shop gTLD being sold off via an ICANN last-resort auction. It failed, and the auction raised a $41 million winning bid from GMO Registry…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • $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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • Correction: .shop auction weirder than I thought

    … it out to be a single victor, which is what I originally reported. Rather, it’s possible, even likely, that both .shop and .shopping could wind up being delegated. The ICANN rules about indirect contention are not well-documented, as far as I can tell. When I originally reported on the rules exactly two years ago today, I thought an animated GIF…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
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