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 …

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  • .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- 16 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- 17 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 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- 15 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

    … with a “Sole Member”. This member would be a legal entity run by community members that would have the right under California law to sue ICANN if it ever failed to live up to its bylaws. For example, if ICANN refused to implement the decisions of an Independent Review Panel, the member could seek to have the ruling enforced by a court. This is just one…

    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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