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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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  • Radiohead backs .music community bid

    … is not entirely clear from O’Brien’s letter. After .music launches, there will still be hundreds of other TLDs that do not have DotMusic’s rules in place. It’s also unlikely that the Economist Intelligence Unit, which is currently handling the CPE, will even see O’Brien’s letter. ICANN told DotMusic (pdf) recently that the EIU “may not consider” any…

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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 is gay enough after all? ICANN overturns community panel decision

    … aside, and that the EIU shall identify two different evaluators to perform a new CPE for the Application The successful RfR appears to be based on a technicality, and may have no lasting impact on the .gay contention set. Under the EIU’s process rules: “With few exceptions, verification emails are sent to every entity that has sent a letter(s…

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

    … consensual sexual relationships. The Gay Community has also been referred to using the acronym LGBT, and sometimes the more inclusive LGBTQIA. The most common and globally understood term – used both by members of the Gay Community and in the world at large – is however “Gay”. Dotgay lost the 4 points it needed to pass the CPE almost entirely because…

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