Irp

    • ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

      ICANN has rejected claims that the .sport gTLD contention set was settled by an arbitrator who had undisclosed conflicts of interest with the winning applicant. Its Board Governance Committee last week decided that Community Objection arbitrator Guido Tawil had no duty to disclose his law firm’s ties to major sports broadcasters when he effectively eliminated Famous Four Med ...

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  • .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…

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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

    … 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…

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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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Booking.com uses .africa precedent to challenge .hotels ruling

    … Booking.com has become the first new gTLD applicant to publicly cite the recent .africa Independent Review Process ruling in an attempt to overturn an adverse ICANN decision. The challenge relates to the decision by ICANN, under the rules of the new gTLD program, to place applications for .hotels and .hoteis into a contention set due…

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  • 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…

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