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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 .
The Economist Intelligence Unit has threatened to sue ICANN if it publishes emails related to its evaluations of “community” gTLDs. That’s according to a document published by ICANN this week, in which the organization refused to reveal any more information about a controversial probe into the Community Priority Evaluations the EIU conducted on its behalf.
… DotMusic’s Community Priority Evaluation for the .music gTLD has failed, after the CPE panel decided the company was just trying to exploit ICANN rules to get its hands on a valuable string. In a decision (pdf) published last night, the company score 10 of the available 16 points, four points shy of a passing score. The panel wrote: The Panel…