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

    … The community-driven applicant for .gay is attempting to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars via crowd-funding to challenge a series of adverse decisions that look set to lock it out of running the gTLD. Alongside the fundraising, dotgay LLC has launched an extraordinary broadside at its frustrators, accusing ICANN of “discrimination…

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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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 19 readers -
  • dotgay loses third .gay appeal

    … Death warrant or portent of impending legal action? dotgay LLC has lost its third attempt to get ICANN to reconsider tossing its application for community priority status in the fight for the .gay gTLD. According to ICANN, on Sunday its Board Governance Committee threw out dotgay’s third Request for Reconsideration, an attempt to give…

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  • dotgay has a third crack at .gay appeal

    … Unit’s belief that its definition of “gay” is too broad because it includes straight people. It’s also lost two RfRs, which are adjudicated by ICANN’s Board Governance Committee. The newest RfR addresses not the core “not gay enough” issue, but a procedural error at the EIU it believes it has identified. According to the filing, dotgay…

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  • UN group supports community .gay bid

    …. One way or another, there will be a .gay gTLD, the only question is whether it will be restricted to approved “gay community” members or open to all. Related posts: .gay applicant appeals community loss, again Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD .gay is gay enough after all? ICANN overturns community panel decision …

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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

    … One of the applicants for .gay has won a significant battle in the fight for the controversial new gTLD. In a shock move, a committee of ICANN’s board of directors has overturned the rejection of dotgay LLC’s Community Priority Evaluation, ordering that the case should be re-examined by a new panel of experts. As you may recall, dotgay’s CPE…

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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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • Gay community not gay enough to win new gTLD

    … Priority Evaluation, scoring just 10 out of 16 available points and failing to reach the required 14 passing threshold. Most of its points were lost on the “Nexus between Proposed String and Community” criteria, where 4 points were available but Dotgay scored zilch. The CPE panel concluded that the gay community described in the Dotgay application…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
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