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  • .music and .gay CPE probe could end this month

    … it has asked the EIU for by the end of this week. It could deliver its findings to ICANN two weeks after that, ICANN said. Presumably, there would be little to prevent ICANN publishing these findings very shortly thereafter. ICANN has been harangued by some of the applicants for .music, .gay, hotel, .cpa, .llc, .inc, .llp and .merck, all…

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  • .gay, .music and others in limbo as ICANN probes itself

    … complained via ICANN’s in-house Requests for Reconsideration and then Independent Review Process mechanisms. One such IRP complaint — related to Dot Registry’s .inc, .llc, .llp applications — led to two of the three-person IRP panel deciding last July that ICANN had serious questions to answer about how the CPE process was carried out. While…

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  • 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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  • Centuries-old companies both fail community gTLD test

    … Two companies called Merck have separately failed ICANN Community Priority Evaluations, meaning the new gTLD .merck could be the first dot-brand to head to ICANN auction. Merck KGaA applied for .merck for the Merck Group, a German chemicals company founded — staggeringly — in 1668, the same year Newton built the world’s first reflecting…

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