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  • .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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  • 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

    … 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

    … 14 had it managed to get 4 points out of the available 4 on the “Nexus” criteria — the strength of the relationship between the string “gay” and the community Dotgay said it wanted to represent. The EIU scored Dotgay zero. The reason was that Dotgay, in its application, defined its community like this: The Gay Community includes individuals who…

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