Dotgay

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

    … The community-driven applicant for .gay is attempting to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars via crowd-funding to challenge a series of adverse decisions that look set to lock it out of running the gTLD. Alongside the fundraising, dotgay LLC has launched an extraordinary broadside at its frustrators, accusing ICANN of “discrimination…

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

    … ICANN’s outgoing Ombudsman fired a parting shot at his former employer last week with a scathing analysis of its rejection of .gay as a community gTLD. ICANN should reject the decisions of two independent Economist Intelligence Unit panels, which found that Dotgay LLC’s application for .gay did not meet the strict definition of “community…

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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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • .gay applicant appeals community loss, again

    … points to pass the evaluation. But dotgay wants ICANN to initiate a third CPE, to be carried out by anyone other than the EIU. The EIU panel said earlier this month that it had “determined that the applied-for string does not sufficiently identify some members of the applicant’s defined community, in particular transgender, intersex, and ally…

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  • .gay flunks community review for second time

    … dotgay LLC has failed in its bid to eliminate its competitors for the new gTLD .gay for the second time. After an unprecedented re-run of its Community Priority Evaluation, the applicant scored just 10 out of the 16 available points. That’s exactly the same as it scored the first time around, still four points short of success. For the second…

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  • .gay is gay enough after all? ICANN overturns community panel decision

    … of international equal rights and gay community organizations. dotgay filed a Request for Reconsideration, ICANN’s cheapest but least reliable form of appeal, and today found out it actually won. ICANN’s Board Governance Committee, which handles the RfR process, this week ruled (pdf): The BGC concludes that, upon investigation of Requester’s…

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  • Why kicking out the .gay “community” was right

    … 14 had it managed to get 4 points out of the available 4 on the “Nexus” criteria — the strength of the relationship between the string “gay” and the community Dotgay said it wanted to represent. The EIU scored Dotgay zero. The reason was that Dotgay, in its application, defined its community like this: The Gay Community includes individuals who…

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  • Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD

    … Priority Evaluation, scoring just 10 out of 16 available points and failing to reach the required 14 passing threshold. Most of its points were lost on the “Nexus between Proposed String and Community” criteria, where 4 points were available but Dotgay scored zilch. The CPE panel concluded that the gay community described in the Dotgay application…

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