Irp

  • 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- 15 readers -
  • .hotel losers gang up to threaten ICANN with legal bills

    …. HTLD won a controversial Community Priority Evaluation in 2014, effectively eliminating all rival applicants, but that decision was challenged in an IRP that ICANN ultimately won. The other applicants think HTLD basically cobbled together a bogus “community” in order to “game” the CPE process and avoid an expensive auction. Since the IRP…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • $41m auction loser tries to slam brakes on .shop

    … closely. Commercial Connect has deployed pretty much every legal avenue available to it in order to win .shop, which had eight competing applications. It applied as a “community” applicant, but unsurprisingly failed to meet the stringent criteria that a Community Priority Evaluation requires. It scored a measly 5 out of the 16 available CPE…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • ICANN win leaves door open for plural gTLD rethink

    … that ruled .webs too similar to .web. Vistaprint runs a web site building service called Webs.com. It filed two applications for .webs — one “community” flavored, one vanilla — but then found itself on the losing end of a String Confusion Objection filed by rival Web.com, one of the many .web applicants. It was one of the few instances where a SCO panel…

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

    … no new proposal,” Chehade said, eventually. “We are embracing your proposal and the objectives of the community. Please hear me on this. There is no new proposal.” He said: Take your work and break it down: board removal, standing reconsideration, enhancing – getting the IRP back on the track we set, you know, fundamental bylaw, binding arbitration…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 8 readers -
  • Booking.com uses .africa precedent to challenge .hotels ruling

    … to their potential for visual confusion. The two strings are heading to auction where the winner will likely have to fork out millions. In a missive to ICANN (pdf) last week, Booking.com outside attorney Flip Petillion said that the .africa IRP ruling shows that ICANN has revisit its decision-making over .hotels. The letter highlights a wider issue — how…

    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

    … relating to the .AFRICA gTLD were inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of ICANN. It also unanimously ruled that ICANN should un-reject DCA’s application and allow it to continue through the application process and that ICANN should bear the full $600,000+ cost of the IRP, not including DCA’s legal fees. It’s an important…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
  • Panel slaps ICANN in .africa case

    …. It also means that whatever the IRP panel ultimately decides will in all likelihood be binding on ICANN. DCA filed the IRP with the International Center for Dispute resolution after ICANN, accepting Governmental Advisory Committee advice, rejected the company’s application for .africa. The ICDR panel has not yet ruled on the merits of the case…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 1 readers -
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