Eiu

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

    … independent CPE reviews for the last several months. FTI is reviewing how ICANN staff interacted with the EIU during the CPE processes, how the EIU conducted its research and whether the EIU applied the CPE criteria uniformly across different gTLDs. ICANN said that FTI finished collected material from ICANN in March and hopes to have all the information…

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

    … no evidence was found that ICANN had coached the EIU on scoring, it did emerge that ICANN staff had supplied margin notes to the supposedly independent EIU that had subsequently been incorporated into its final decision. The IRP panel majority wrote that the EIU “did not act on its own in performing the CPEs” and “ICANN staff was intimately involved…

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  • Centuries-old companies both fail community gTLD test

    … restrictions. As neither company has passed CPE, the next step of the ICANN process would have them attempt to resolve the contention set privately. Failing that, they would go to an ICANN last-resort auction. Another possibility, an increasingly favored choice among CPE losers, would be an interminable series of ICANN process appeals and lawsuits. Tweet Tagged: community, cpe, eiu, ICANN, merck, new gTLDs …

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