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    • Millions spent as three more new gTLDs auctioned

      Two or three new gTLDs have been sold in a private auction that may well have seen over $20 million spent. The strings .inc, .llc and (I think) .llp hit the block at some point this month. They are the first new gTLDs to be auctioned since Verisign paid $135 million for .web a little over a year ago.

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  • .music and .gay CPE probe could end this month

    … An ICANN-commissioned investigation into the fairness of its Community Priority Evaluation process for new gTLDs could wind up before the end of June. In an update Friday, ICANN also finally revealed who is actually conducting the probe, which has been slammed by affected applicants for being secretive. A tentative timeline sketched out…

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  • .gay, .music and others in limbo as ICANN probes itself

    … into how its own staff handled Community Priority Evaluations. The now broad-ranging investigation seems have been going on for over six months but does not appear to have a set deadline for completion. Applicants affected by the delays don’t know who is conducting the probe, and say they have not been contacted by anyone for their input. At issue…

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  • ICANN lawyers slam “fire him” story “blogger”

    … had breached its transparency and accountability bylaws. The board resolution did not say what is going to happen to Dot Registry’s four new gTLD applications, due to lack of guidance from the IRP panel. But it did contain a surprising retaliation against Chris Williams, a reporter for online news site The Register, referring to “factual…

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  • IRP panel crucifies ICANN for lack of transparency

    … ICANN has lost another Independent Review Process decision, with the panel stating some potentially alarming opinions about how much power ICANN staff has over its board and “independent” third-party contractors. This time, the successful IRP complainant was Dot Registry LLC, the Kansas company that applied for the gTLDs .llc, .llp, and .inc…

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