• Viking victor in .cruise gTLD auction

    … their plans after ICANN adopted Governmental Advisory Committee advice against so-called “closed generic” gTLDs. There was controversy in July when CLIA claimed Viking had waited too long to change its proposed registration policies. The group accused Viking of deliberately delaying the contention set. ICANN, however, rejected its argument, saying…

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  • .cruise heading to auction despite “closed generic” protest

    … been to operate .cruise for the registry’s own exclusive use, a so-called closed generic bid. However, following objections from its Governmental Advisory Committee in April 2013, ICANN eventually decided to disallow such applications. CLIA changed its plans in September 2013 as a result of the GAC advice. But it wasn’t until mid-June this year…

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