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  • Spurned applicant crowd-funding to fight ICANN for .gay gTLD

    … was removed, the letter notes. The applicants called on the board to meet again soon to make a decision. After the board processes the RfR, .gay would presumably go to auction. Whether the auction resulted in ICANN pocketing the cash (as dotgay claims) or being distributed between the three losing applicants remains to be seen. Whether the auction…

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  • Ombudsman trashes ICANN’s rejection of .gay “community”

    … ICANN’s outgoing Ombudsman fired a parting shot at his former employer last week with a scathing analysis of its rejection of .gay as a community gTLD. ICANN should reject the decisions of two independent Economist Intelligence Unit panels, which found that Dotgay LLC’s application for .gay did not meet the strict definition of “community…

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  • dotgay loses third .gay appeal

    …, .africa applicant DotConnectAfrica sued earlier this year and managed to get a sympathetic judge who seems bent on allowing the case to go to trial. Tweet Tagged: .gay, community, cpe, dotgay, ICANN, new gTLDs, reconsideration, rfr …

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  • dotgay has a third crack at .gay appeal

    … is in possession of emails from an EIU employee who was responsible for verifying some of the dozens of support letters it had received from dotgay’s backers (generally equal rights campaign groups). The company argues, citing the BGC’s own words, that this employee was not one of the official CPE “evaluators”, which means the EIU broke its own rules…

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  • “We’re not homophobic!” ICANN pleads as it throws out .gay appeal

    … won’t be a .gay or that dotgay won’t win the contention set, winding up: I want to make clear that the denial of the Request for Reconsideration is not a statement about the validity of dotgay LLC’s application or dotgay LLC’s supporters. The decision means that the BGC did not find that the CPE process for dotgay, LLC’s .GAY application violated…

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  • UN group supports community .gay bid

    … An organization representing staff members of the United Nations has come out in support of dotgay LLC’s struggling community application for the .gay gTLD. UN-GLOBE comprises UN employees who identify as “lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and inter-sex”. Its primary goals are pushing for equal rights for these groups within the UN system…

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  • .gay applicant appeals community loss, again

    … dotgay LLC has appealed its Community Priority Evaluation defeat again, filing a new Request for Reconsideration with ICANN this week. It’s an unprecedented second use of the RfR process to appeal its CPE loss, in which the Economist Intelligence Unit panel decided the applicant’s definition of “gay” was far too broad to award dotgay enough…

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  • .gay flunks community review for second time

    … dotgay LLC has failed in its bid to eliminate its competitors for the new gTLD .gay for the second time. After an unprecedented re-run of its Community Priority Evaluation, the applicant scored just 10 out of the 16 available points. That’s exactly the same as it scored the first time around, still four points short of success. For the second…

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  • .gay is gay enough after all? ICANN overturns community panel decision

    … of international equal rights and gay community organizations. dotgay filed a Request for Reconsideration, ICANN’s cheapest but least reliable form of appeal, and today found out it actually won. ICANN’s Board Governance Committee, which handles the RfR process, this week ruled (pdf): The BGC concludes that, upon investigation of Requester’s…

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  • Why kicking out the .gay “community” was right

    … Since Dotgay’s application for a Community Priority Evaluation on .gay failed last week, there’s been some unrest among its supporters and in the media. An effort to get #ICANNisBroken trending hasn’t exactly set the Twittersphere alight, but there have been a handful of news stories that attack the CPE decision for failing to represent the gay…

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  • Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD

    … An applicant for .gay has lost its chance to get exclusive rights to the new gTLD, partly because the self-defined gay community it wants to represent is not “gay” enough. Dotgay LLC is one of four applicants, and the only “Community” applicant under ICANN rules, for .gay. But the company yesterday failed in its attempt to pass a Community…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
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