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  • Donuts makes private deal with wine-makers

    … Donuts inked a private side-deal with wine-making regions in order to launch the .wine and .vin new gTLDs The company signed both Registry Agreements with ICANN late last week, after the wine regions and the European Union stopped complaining. The EU and regions had filed Cooperative Engagement Process objections with ICANN, saying that Donuts…

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  • .wine no longer blocked after EU drops complaint

    … Donuts and ICANN are currently in the process of signing new gTLD agreements for .wine and .vin, after the European Union and wine sellers dropped objections. As of today, both gTLDs are “In Contracting” rather than “On Hold”, according to ICANN’s web site. ICANN revealed earlier this week that the European Union and various wine trade…

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  • Donuts wins .wine auction

    … Donuts has become the only applicant for .wine and .vin after winning a private auction for .wine, according to sources familiar with the situation. I gather that the auction, which saw Donuts knock out rival applicants Afilias and Famous Four, happened a couple of weeks ago. I don’t know what the winning bid was. Neither losing application has…

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  • .wine applicants changing tune on geo protection?

    … wanted protections, but the US, Canada and Australia were against the idea. Wine makers presented a pretty unified front, however, even when they did not benefit from the support of their own governments. Industry groups and the European Commission had separately started Cooperative Engagement Processes with ICANN — a prelude to filing Independent…

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  • Democrat congressman sides with France on .wine

    … US Representative Anna Eshoo has written to ICANN’s top brass to express “deep concerns” about the .wine and .vin new gTLDs and urge that they be permanently killed off. In a letter (pdf) to CEO Fadi Chehade, Eshoo wrote: it’s my understanding that the .wine and .vin gTLDs have been met with fierce opposition from the wine industry, both here…

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  • France slams ICANN after GAC rejects special treatment for .wine

    … France says that “ICANN is no longer the appropriate forum to discuss Internet governance” after it failed to win support from other governments for special protections in .wine and .vin gTLDs. The government came to ICANN 50 in London this week apparently determined to secure a Governmental Advisory Committee consensus that .wine should have…

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  • Euro govs livid as ICANN takes .wine off ice

    … issues in other global trade fora such as the WTO [World Trade Organization] that, too, will be taken into account. Expect the debate to continue this week at ICANN 50, the public meeting that kicked off in London yesterday. The EU and its most-affected member states are not going to let this die. Related posts: Euro winemakers talk .wine boycott, EU block Four governments file ICANN appeals over .wine .wine is a go …

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