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    • ICANN faces first post-transition test of UN power (for real this time)

      The ICANN community and United Nations agencies are heading for a clash, with governments accused this morning of trying to bypass the ICANN policy-making process. According to the leader of an ICANN volunteer working group, governments and UN-affilated intergovernmental organizations (IGOs) have circumvented the usual ICANN consensus-building process in order to extract the ...

      Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • Buy it or lose it? Governments could get first dibs on two-letter domains

    … either. It does, however, oblige registries to ban registrants from pretending to be affiliated with the relevant government when they are not. Governments also get to complain, and registries have to investigate, if the relevant domains are causing “confusion”, though registries do not appear to be under a strict obligation to delete or suspend domains. The policy is open for public comment until August here. Tweet Tagged: cctlds, gac, ICANN, new gTLDs, two-character, two-letter …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Donuts wins .doctor

    … the GAC advice, but changed its mind this February, declining to impose such restrictive language on .doctor’s contractual Public Interest Commitments. So it seems that .doctor will be generally unrestricted. Donuts will have to sign up to the standard “Category 1” PICs, which require the registry to work with relevant regulatory bodies, however. Tweet Tagged: .doctor, donuts, gac, ICANN, new gTLDs, radix …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Governments split on IANA transition

    … ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee is unlikely to provide its full backing to accountability proposals supporting the IANA transition. In meetings at ICANN 55 in Marrkech over the weekend, a handful of GAC delegates publicly stated that they would block consensus over concerns the proposals reduce government power in ICANN. The most vocal…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • .phone will be restricted after Dish gTLD auction win

    … companies, wrote to ICANN in November to say Dish’s volte face was “unconvincing” and its proposals “simply fail to satisfy” ICANN’s rules banning closed generics. It said in its letter (pdf): While Dish purports in its amended application that the .phone gTLD will be operated as a “controlled gTLD,” it is in reality an exclusive generic TLD…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • More dirty tricks questions raised in .africa saga

    … DotConnectAfrica leaned on a former employee and used suspected astroturf in an unsuccessful attempt to have the Kenyan government support its .africa bid, newly published documents reveal. Evidence to the .africa Independent Review Process case published for the first time by ICANN Monday night shows how DCA CEO Sophia Bekele attempted…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • Most governments keep restrictions on country names in new gTLDs

    … Just one out of every 10 governments in the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee is happy for people to register its country name in new gTLDs. That’s according to a new GAC database detailing which countries want to keep tabs on how their names are being used. Out of 80 GAC members contributing to the database, just eight have said registries…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • uses .africa precedent to challenge .hotels ruling

    … has become the first new gTLD applicant to publicly cite the recent .africa Independent Review Process ruling in an attempt to overturn an adverse ICANN decision. The challenge relates to the decision by ICANN, under the rules of the new gTLD program, to place applications for .hotels and .hoteis into a contention set due…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Breaking: DCA’s .africa bid officially unrejected by ICANN

    … ICANN’s board of directors has un-rejected DotConnectAfrica’s application for the new gTLD .africa. The board held an emergency meeting this morning to consider last Friday’s Independent Review Process decision, which said ICANN’s handling of DCA’s bid was not consistent with its bylaws. Speaking at the Internet Governance Forum USA…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • New gTLD program thrown into chaos as ICANN loses .africa case

    … ruling, especially coming as ICANN seeks to extricate itself from US government oversight, because it implicitly calls on ICANN’s board to treat GAC advice with much less deference. What’s the backstory? DCA and ZACR have competing applications for .africa, which is a protected geographic string. Under new gTLD program rules, only an applicant…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • .cruise heading to auction despite “closed generic” protest

    … been to operate .cruise for the registry’s own exclusive use, a so-called closed generic bid. However, following objections from its Governmental Advisory Committee in April 2013, ICANN eventually decided to disallow such applications. CLIA changed its plans in September 2013 as a result of the GAC advice. But it wasn’t until mid-June this year…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • ICANN bans closed generic gTLDs, for now

    … gTLDs” will not be able to sign a registry contract. Instead, they will either have to withdraw their applications (receiving a partial refund), drop their exclusivity plans, or have their applications carried over to the second new gTLD round. The GNSO has been asked to develop a policy on closed generics for the second round, which is still…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • US Congresspeople tell ICANN to ignore GAC “interference”

    … A bispartisan group of US Congresspeople have called on ICANN to stop bowing to Governmental Advisory Committee meddling. Showing characteristic chutzpah, the governmental body advises ICANN that advice from governments should be viewed less deferentially in future, lest the GAC gain too much power. The members wrote (pdf): Recent reports…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • .wine no longer blocked after EU drops complaint

    … Donuts and ICANN are currently in the process of signing new gTLD agreements for .wine and .vin, after the European Union and wine sellers dropped objections. As of today, both gTLDs are “In Contracting” rather than “On Hold”, according to ICANN’s web site. ICANN revealed earlier this week that the European Union and various wine trade…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
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