Reconsideration

    • .kids auction is off

      ICANN has postponed the planned auction of the .kid(s) gTLDs after an appeal from one of the applicants. The last-resort auction had been penciled in for January 25, and there was a December 8 deadline for the three participants to submit their info to the auctioneer. But DotKids Foundation, the shallowest-pocketed of the three, filed a Request for Reconsideration last Wedn ...

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  • ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

    … effectively eliminated Famous Four Media from its fight with SportAccord. Back in 2013, SportAccord — an applicant backed by pretty much all of the world’s major sporting organizations — won the objection when Tawil ruled that FFM’s fully commercial, open-registration bid could harms its members interests. FFM complained with Requests…

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  • Time to show ICANN who’s boss!

    … and fire an unlimited number of directors, reject the ICANN budget, file Requests for Reconsideration or Independent Review Process appeals, sue ICANN, and oversee changes to the ICANN bylaws. Most of these powers are reactive — that is, if the ICANN board did something terrible the EC would have to consciously decide to act upon it in some way…

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

    … complained via ICANN’s in-house Requests for Reconsideration and then Independent Review Process mechanisms. One such IRP complaint — related to Dot Registry’s .inc, .llc, .llp applications — led to two of the three-person IRP panel deciding last July that ICANN had serious questions to answer about how the CPE process was carried out. While…

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  • ICANN feeds troll, refuses to censor “rip-off” web site

    … ICANN’s board has rejected a formal demand that it “take down” the web site RipoffReport.com in what is possibly the strangest Request for Reconsideration case it has considered to date. The almost 20-year-old site hosts reports from consumers about what they consider to be “rip-offs”. It’s seen its fair share of controversy and legal action…

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  • Could ICANN reject Verisign’s $135m .web bid?

    … application, alleging at least three breaches of ICANN rules. Afilias says that by refusing to disclose Verisign’s support for its bid, NDC broke the rules and should have its application thrown out. The company also confirmed on the public record for what I believe is the first time that it was the second-highest bidder in the July 27 auction…

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  • Dot Registry backs .africa loser, batters on the ICANN lawsuit floodgates

    … that alternative dispute mechanisms would be available. However, it argues that these mechanisms — Reconsideration, Cooperative Engagement and Independent Review — are a “sham” that make ICANN’s assurances amount to nothing more than a “bait-and-switch scheme”. Dot Registry recently won an Independent Review Process case against ICANN that challenged…

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  • Spurned applicant crowd-funding to fight ICANN for .gay gTLD

    … this time long ago, dotGay has filed THREE community objections, one against each of the Applicants; TWO community priority applications, ONE Independent Review Panel request (later withdrawn) and ONE motion for reconsideration with the BGC which has been carefully considered by the members of that Committee and found insufficient to be granted…

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  • Registries rebel against ICANN’s Whois upgrade decree

    … Registry operators are challenging an ICANN decision to force them to launch a new Whois-style service, saying it will cost them too much money. The Registries Stakeholder Group has filed a Request for Reconsideration — a low-level appeal — of a decision asking them to launch RDAP services to complement their existing Whois. RDAP…

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  • dotgay loses third .gay appeal

    …, .africa applicant DotConnectAfrica sued earlier this year and managed to get a sympathetic judge who seems bent on allowing the case to go to trial. Tweet Tagged: .gay, community, cpe, dotgay, ICANN, new gTLDs, reconsideration, rfr …

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  • “We’re not homophobic!” ICANN pleads as it throws out .gay appeal

    … at the Community Priority Evaluation process that could see it win .gay without paying at auction. Today, BGC chair Chris Disspain published a blog post that’s basically a defense against accusations that ICANN is somehow intolerant or ignorant of gay issues. The post explains the RfR process, explains that the latest decision doesn’t mean there…

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