.Hotel

  • .hotel losers gang up to threaten ICANN with legal bills

    … The six losing applicants for the .hotel new gTLD are collectively threatening ICANN with a second Independent Review Process action. Together, they this week filed a Request for Reconsideration with ICANN, challenging its decision earlier this month to allow the Afilias-owned Hotel Top Level Domain Sarl application to go ahead to contracting…

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  • Afilias set to get .hotel despite hacking claims

    … Afilias is back on the path to becoming the registry for .hotel, after ICANN decided claims of hacking by a former employee of the applicant did not warrant a rejection. The ICANN board of directors decided last week that HOTEL Top-Level Domain Sarl, which was recently taken over by Afilias, did not gain any benefit when employee Dirk…

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  • Afilias takes over .hotel, sidelines Krischenowski over hacking claims

    … Afilias has sought to distance itself from DotBerlin CEO Dirk Krischenowski, due to ongoing claims that he improperly accessed secret data on rival .hotel applicants. The company revealed in a recent letter to ICANN that it has bought out Krischenowski’s 48.8% stake in successful .hotel applicant Hotel Top Level Domain Sarl and that Afilias…

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  • .hotel fight gets nasty with “criminal” hacking claims

    … with its demands. Six applicants, represented by Flip Petillion of Crowell & Moring, claim that Hotel Top Level Domain Sarl should forfeit its application because one of its representatives gained unauthorized access to their trade secrets. That’s a reference to a story we covered extensively last year, where an ICANN audit found that DotBerlin CEO…

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  • .hotel avoids auction with CPE win

    … A new gTLD applicant backed by the hotel industry has won a Community Priority Evaluation, meaning it gets to automatically win the .hotel contention set without going to auction. If the decision stands, no fewer than six rival applicants for the string — including the likes of Donuts, Radix, Famous Four and Minds + Machines — are going to have…

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