.Music

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

    … in the update means applicants for gTLDs including .gay and .music could find their applications closer to release from limbo in just a few weeks. ICANN revealed that FTI Consulting’s Global Risk and Investigations Practice and Technology Practice have been looking into claims ICANN staff meddled in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s supposedly…

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

    … Several new gTLD applicants have slammed ICANN for conducting an investigation into its own controversial practices that seems to be as opaque as the practices themselves. Seven proposed new gTLDs, including the much-anticipated .music and .gay, are currently trapped in ICANN red tape hell as the organization conducts a secretive probe…

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  • DotMusic fails the “not gay enough” community test

    … DotMusic’s Community Priority Evaluation for the .music gTLD has failed, after the CPE panel decided the company was just trying to exploit ICANN rules to get its hands on a valuable string. In a decision (pdf) published last night, the company score 10 of the available 16 points, four points shy of a passing score. The panel wrote: The Panel…

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  • Radiohead backs .music community bid

    … Ed O’Brien, guitarist with the band Radiohead, has become the latest musician to throw his support behind DotMusic’s community-based application for the new gTLD .music. In a letter to ICANN today (pdf), O’Brien said that if DotMusic loses its ongoing Community Priority Evaluation, it will “be setting back the world’s chances of a Fair Trade…

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  • .music applicant caught using bogus Wikipedia page

    … to ICANN included the Wikipedia reference (this one, for example) but it appears to have been removed from form comments sent after the end of July. Its web site currently says that its definition of “music community” is “confirmed by Wikipedia”. In fact, the Wikipedia page pulls lots of its language from DotMusic’s 2012 new gTLD application…

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  • Music industry gets its ass handed to it by gTLD panel

    … The music industry-backed application for the new gTLD .music today suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of a Community Priority Evaluation panel. The Far Further (.music LLC) application scored a pitiful 3 out of 16 possible points in the evaluation, missing the required 14-point passing threshold by a country and western mile. CPE…

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