Reconsideration

    • Time to show ICANN who’s boss!

      You are in charge of ICANN. That statement may sound trite — it is trite — but it’s always been true to some extent. Even if their individual voices are often lost, members of the ICANN community have always had the ability to influence policy, whether through sporadic responses to public comment periods or long term, soul-crushing working group volunteer work.

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    • ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

      ICANN has rejected claims that the .sport gTLD contention set was settled by an arbitrator who had undisclosed conflicts of interest with the winning applicant. Its Board Governance Committee last week decided that Community Objection arbitrator Guido Tawil had no duty to disclose his law firm’s ties to major sports broadcasters when he effectively eliminated Famous Four Med ...

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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?

    … is suing for $22.5 million, claiming ICANN should have forced Nu Dot Co to disclose that its .web bid was being secretly bankrolled by Verisign and alleging that the .com heavyweight used NDC as cover to avoid regulatory scrutiny. ICANN’s latest filing (pdf), made jointly with Donuts, asked for an extension to October 26 of ICANN’s deadline…

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  • .hotel losers gang up to threaten ICANN with legal bills

    … decision, the six other applicants — Travel Reservations, Famous Four Media, Radix, Minds + Machines, Donuts and Fegistry — have been arguing that the HTLD application should be thrown out due to the actions of Dirk Krischenowski, a former key executive. Krischenowski was found by ICANN to have exploited a misconfiguration in its own applicants’ portal…

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

    … the adverse Community Priority Evaluation decisions on its .inc, .llc, and .llp applications. But while the IRP panel said ICANN should pay Dot Registry’s share of the IRP costs, the applicant came away otherwise empty-handed when panel rejected its demand to be handed the four gTLDs on a plate. The ICANN board of directors has not yet fully decided…

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

    … The community-driven applicant for .gay is attempting to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars via crowd-funding to challenge a series of adverse decisions that look set to lock it out of running the gTLD. Alongside the fundraising, dotgay LLC has launched an extraordinary broadside at its frustrators, accusing ICANN of “discrimination…

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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

    … Death warrant or portent of impending legal action? dotgay LLC has lost its third attempt to get ICANN to reconsider tossing its application for community priority status in the fight for the .gay gTLD. According to ICANN, on Sunday its Board Governance Committee threw out dotgay’s third Request for Reconsideration, an attempt to give…

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

    … ICANN has refused dotgay LLC’s latest appeal against adverse .gay decisions, and has taken the unusual step of preemptively defending itself against probably inevitable accusations from gay right groups. On Monday, the Board Governance Committee threw out dotgay’s Request for Reconsideration, in which the company had asked for a third crack…

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  • Odd-couple coalition wants URS deleted from legacy gTLD contracts

    … and the Non-Commercial Stakeholders Group put their names to a Request for Reconsideration filed with ICANN yesterday. The Internet Commerce Association, a member of the BC, filed a separate RfR asking for the same thing yesterday too. These groups believe that ICANN contracting staff are trying to create consensus policy by the back door, from the top…

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  • Booking.com uses .africa precedent to challenge .hotels ruling

    … to their potential for visual confusion. The two strings are heading to auction where the winner will likely have to fork out millions. In a missive to ICANN (pdf) last week, Booking.com outside attorney Flip Petillion said that the .africa IRP ruling shows that ICANN has revisit its decision-making over .hotels. The letter highlights a wider issue — how…

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  • .gay is gay enough after all? ICANN overturns community panel decision

    … One of the applicants for .gay has won a significant battle in the fight for the controversial new gTLD. In a shock move, a committee of ICANN’s board of directors has overturned the rejection of dotgay LLC’s Community Priority Evaluation, ordering that the case should be re-examined by a new panel of experts. As you may recall, dotgay’s CPE…

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