Irp

  • Governments slammed for overreach as Amazon wins gTLD appeal

    … public policy reasons for the objection, the IRP panel has now found. Global Domains Division chief Akram Atallah testified before the panel that consensus GAC advice sets “too high for the Board to say no.” It seems ICANN sometimes just assumes that GAC advice by default is rooted in sound public policy, even when that is not the case. Brazil…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

    …. For these and other reasons, the BGC rejected FFM’s Reconsideration requests for a second time. The decision, and the fact that FFM seems to have exhausted ICANN’s appeals mechanisms, means it is now more likely that SportAccord’s application will be allowed to continue negotiating its .sport Registry Agreement with ICANN, where it has been frozen for years. Tweet Tagged: .sport, community objection, Famous Four Media, ffm, ICANN, irp, new gTLDs, reconsideration, rfr, sportaccord …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • .gay, .music and others in limbo as ICANN probes itself

    … Several new gTLD applicants have slammed ICANN for conducting an investigation into its own controversial practices that seems to be as opaque as the practices themselves. Seven proposed new gTLDs, including the much-anticipated .music and .gay, are currently trapped in ICANN red tape hell as the organization conducts a secretive probe…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • Could ICANN reject Verisign’s $135m .web bid?

    … deals predated, but were not disclosed in, the respective applications. There’s the recipe here for a messy, protracted bun fight over .web, which should come as no surprise to anyone. Tweet Tagged: .blog, .web, afilias, auction, donuts, ICANN, irp, ndc, new gTLDs, nu dot co, reconsideration, verisign …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
  • Dot Registry backs .africa loser, batters on the ICANN lawsuit floodgates

    … the adverse Community Priority Evaluation decisions on its .inc, .llc, and .llp applications. But while the IRP panel said ICANN should pay Dot Registry’s share of the IRP costs, the applicant came away otherwise empty-handed when panel rejected its demand to be handed the four gTLDs on a plate. The ICANN board of directors has not yet fully decided…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 22 readers -
  • ICANN lawyers slam “fire him” story “blogger”

    … ICANN lawyers have launched an extraordinary attack on a “blogger” who recently wrote an article headlined “ICANN’s general counsel should lose his job over this”. Early Friday, ICANN’s board of directors issued its response to the recent Independent Review Process case in which new gTLD applicant Dot Registry managed to show that the board had…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 15 readers -
  • $41m auction loser tries to slam brakes on .shop

    … delegating .shop or even signing a registry contract with GMO. It’s applied for “emergency” relief. Its full IRP complaint has yet to be filed. GMO won a seven-way ICANN auction for .shop last week, agreeing to pay $41.5 million into ICANN coffers. The IRP news will not be particularly surprising for anyone who has followed the .shop contention set…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -
  • ICANN win leaves door open for plural gTLD rethink

    … ICANN has fought off an appeal by .webs gTLD applicant Vistaprint, in a case that considered the coexistence of singular and plural gTLDs. While ICANN definitively won the Independent Review Process case, the IRP panel nevertheless invited its board of directors to consider whether Vistaprint should be given a chance to appeal a decision…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 4 readers -
  • Anger as ICANN’s member flops before board

    … ICANN’s board of directors came to blows with its key accountability working group this week, over proposals that would give the ICANN the community the right to sue ICANN the organization. An extraordinary three-hour teleconference between the board and the Cross Community Working Group of Enhancing Accountability (CCWG) Tuesday night came…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • Booking.com uses .africa precedent to challenge .hotels ruling

    …. It then filed an IRP, but that concluded this March with the panel awarding a grudging win to ICANN, which it orders should split the costs of the case. In April, the ICANN board adopted the IRP panel’s findings, saying that the two applicants should remain in the contention set. Booking.com, along with Travel Reservations, filed a second RfR…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 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 -
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