Dotgay

    • dotgay lawyer insists it is gay enough for .gay gTLD

      What do Airbnb, the Stonewall riots and the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting have in common? They’re all cited in a lengthy, somewhat compelling memo from a Yale law professor in support of dotgay LLC’s argument that it should be allowed to proceed with its .gay gTLD application unopposed by rival applicants.

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    • CPE probe: “whitewash” or “fig leaf”?

      A few weeks ago, when I was reporting the conclusions of a probe into ICANN’s new gTLD program, I wrote a prediction on a piece of paper and placed it into a sealed envelope.* I wrote: “They’re gonna call this a whitewash.” And I was correct! Ta-dah! I’m here all week. The lawyer for applicants for .music and .

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  • Spurned applicant crowd-funding to fight ICANN for .gay gTLD

    … this time long ago, dotGay has filed THREE community objections, one against each of the Applicants; TWO community priority applications, ONE Independent Review Panel request (later withdrawn) and ONE motion for reconsideration with the BGC which has been carefully considered by the members of that Committee and found insufficient to be granted…

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  • Ombudsman trashes ICANN’s rejection of .gay “community”

    … of 16 points required to pass the CPE. Winning a CPE generally means you get the gTLD in question. Losing means you have to go to auction against competing applicants. In the case of .gay, the other applicants are Top Level Design, Minds + Machines and Rightside. Dotgay failed both times because its stated community — which includes straight people…

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  • dotgay loses third .gay appeal

    … Death warrant or portent of impending legal action? dotgay LLC has lost its third attempt to get ICANN to reconsider tossing its application for community priority status in the fight for the .gay gTLD. According to ICANN, on Sunday its Board Governance Committee threw out dotgay’s third Request for Reconsideration, an attempt to give…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • dotgay has a third crack at .gay appeal

    … 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…

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  • “We’re not homophobic!” ICANN pleads as it throws out .gay appeal

    … at the Community Priority Evaluation process that could see it win .gay without paying at auction. Today, BGC chair Chris Disspain published a blog post that’s basically a defense against accusations that ICANN is somehow intolerant or ignorant of gay issues. The post explains the RfR process, explains that the latest decision doesn’t mean there…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • UN group supports community .gay bid

    … An organization representing staff members of the United Nations has come out in support of dotgay LLC’s struggling community application for the .gay gTLD. UN-GLOBE comprises UN employees who identify as “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and inter-sex”. Its primary goals are pushing for equal rights for these groups within the UN system…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
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