• 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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  • Radiohead backs .music community bid

    … Ed O’Brien, guitarist with the band Radiohead, has become the latest musician to throw his support behind DotMusic’s community-based application for the new gTLD .music. In a letter to ICANN today (pdf), O’Brien said that if DotMusic loses its ongoing Community Priority Evaluation, it will “be setting back the world’s chances of a Fair Trade…

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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

    … 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

    … Since Dotgay’s application for a Community Priority Evaluation on .gay failed last week, there’s been some unrest among its supporters and in the media. An effort to get #ICANNisBroken trending hasn’t exactly set the Twittersphere alight, but there have been a handful of news stories that attack the CPE decision for failing to represent the gay…

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