Irp

  • “We own your name” government tells Amazon in explosive slapdown

    … in Spanish; I’ve been quoting the live interpretation provided by ICANN. Her remarks, in my opinion, were at least partially an attempt to strengthen her side’s negotiating hand after an Independent Review Process panel this July spanked ICANN for giving too much deference to GAC advice. The IRP panel decided that ICANN had killed the .amazon…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 25 readers -
  • More delay for Amazon as ICANN punts rejected gTLD

    … meeting in Abu Dhabi at the end of next month. ICANN’s board did also resolve to immediately pay Amazon the $163,045.51 in fees the IRP panel said was owed. The .amazon gTLD application, along with its Chinese and Japanese versions, was rejected by ICANN a few years ago purely on the basis of consensus GAC advice, led by the geographic name…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 13 readers -
  • 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- 21 readers -
  • 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…

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

    … complained via ICANN’s in-house Requests for Reconsideration and then Independent Review Process mechanisms. One such IRP complaint — related to Dot Registry’s .inc, .llc, .llp applications — led to two of the three-person IRP panel deciding last July that ICANN had serious questions to answer about how the CPE process was carried out. While…

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

    … application, alleging at least three breaches of ICANN rules. Afilias says that by refusing to disclose Verisign’s support for its bid, NDC broke the rules and should have its application thrown out. The company also confirmed on the public record for what I believe is the first time that it was the second-highest bidder in the July 27 auction…

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

    … that alternative dispute mechanisms would be available. However, it argues that these mechanisms — Reconsideration, Cooperative Engagement and Independent Review — are a “sham” that make ICANN’s assurances amount to nothing more than a “bait-and-switch scheme”. Dot Registry recently won an Independent Review Process case against ICANN that challenged…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 23 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- 15 readers -
  • $41m auction loser tries to slam brakes on .shop

    … Lawyer-happy gTLD applicant Commercial Connect has put GMO Registry’s $41 million purchase of the new gTLD .shop in jeopardy by filing an appeal with ICANN. On January 26 — the day before the .shop auction — the Connecticut-based company filed an Independent Review Process complaint with ICANN, asking a panel of judges to enjoin ICANN from…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 18 readers -