Irp

    • More delay for Amazon as ICANN punts rejected gTLD

      Amazon is going to have to wait a bit longer to discover whether its 2012 application for the gTLD .amazon will remain rejected. ICANN’s board of directors at the weekend discussed whether to revive the application in light of the recent Independent Review Process panel ruling that the bid had been kicked out for no good reason.

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  • 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…

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  • ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

    … for Reconsideration, Ombudsman complaints and then an Independent Review Process complaint. It discovered, among other things, that Tawil’s law firm was helping broadcaster DirecTV negotiate with the International Olympic Committee (one of SportAccord’s backers) for Olympics broadcasting rights at the time of the Community Objection. The IRP panel ruled…

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  • .gay, .music and others in limbo as ICANN probes itself

    … it with documents it used to reach its decisions in multiple controversial CPE cases. A couple of weeks ago, BGC chair Chris Disspain explained all this (pdf) to the applicants for .music, .gay, hotel, .cpa, .llc, .inc, .llp and .merck, all of which are affected by the delay caused by the investigation. He said that the investigation would be completed…

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  • 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 …

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  • 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…

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  • Spurned applicant crowd-funding to fight ICANN for .gay gTLD

    … The community-driven applicant for .gay is attempting to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars via crowd-funding to challenge a series of adverse decisions that look set to lock it out of running the gTLD. Alongside the fundraising, dotgay LLC has launched an extraordinary broadside at its frustrators, accusing ICANN of “discrimination…

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  • ICANN lawyers slam “fire him” story “blogger”

    … had breached its transparency and accountability bylaws. The board resolution did not say what is going to happen to Dot Registry’s four new gTLD applications, due to lack of guidance from the IRP panel. But it did contain a surprising retaliation against Chris Williams, a reporter for online news site The Register, referring to “factual…

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  • $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…

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