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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

    … government that it was negotiating with applicants to get these protections included in the contracts. Either Donuts has agreed to such protections, or the EU and wine-makers have gotten bored of complaining. My feeling is the former is probably more likely, which may be controversial in itself. There is no international agreement on GI protection…

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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?

    … Aggressive lobbying of ICANN by the wine-making industries on both sides of the Atlantic may be about to bear fruit. Applicants for .wine and .vin are talking to the organization about providing special protection for a list of “geographic indicator” terms, according to CEO Fadi Chehade. In a letter to French secretary of state for digital…

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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

    … The new gTLD applications for .wine and .vin are now live again, raising the ire of European governments. ICANN chair Steve Crocker has written to the European Commission, along with the governments of France, Spain and the US that the three applications are once again being processed. That’s after a 60-day temporary freeze, ostensibly in order…

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