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  • Centuries-old companies both fail community gTLD test

    … to muster up the required 14/16 points to be considered a “Community” under ICANN CPE standards. The German firm scored 11 points, the American 9. The main failing in both evaluations, which were conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, was the existence of the other. Both applicants defined their communities as their own companies and lost…

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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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