Reconsideration

    • 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 over the years.

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    • ICANN’s Empowered Community to get its first test-drive after appeals panel vote

      ICANN’s post-transition bylaws have only been in effect for a few months, but the board of directors wants to change one of them already. The board last week voted to create a new committee dedicated to handling Requests for Reconsideration — formal appeals against ICANN decisions. But because this would change a so-called Fundamental Bylaw, ICANN’s new Empowered Community ...

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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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  • 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

    … 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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  • 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

    … Similarity Review panel, part of the new gTLD evaluation process, ruled that they cannot. They’re just too similar — in standard browser sans-serif fonts they can be indistinguishable — and would likely lead to user confusion, the panel decided in February 2013. Booking.com challenged this decision with a Request for Reconsideration, which was dismissed…

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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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  • ICANN overturns new gTLD objection decision!

    … ICANN has overturned a Community Objection decision, allowing a .med new gTLD applicant back into the game, after a Request for Reconsideration from the applicant. It’s the first time ICANN has overruled an objection panel during the new gTLD program and the first time in over a decade any RfR of substance has been accepted by the ICANN board…

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