Rfr

    • .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

    …. For these and other reasons, the BGC rejected FFM’s Reconsideration requests for a second time. The decision, and the fact that FFM seems to have exhausted ICANN’s appeals mechanisms, means it is now more likely that SportAccord’s application will be allowed to continue negotiating its .sport Registry Agreement with ICANN, where it has been frozen for years. Tweet Tagged: .sport, community objection, Famous Four Media, ffm, ICANN, irp, new gTLDs, reconsideration, rfr, sportaccord …

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  • Time to show ICANN who’s boss!

    … into it, and given the difficulties the industry is in right now there may be more concerns than usual. Anyway, this is the way ICANN works right now. It would make for more interesting reading if a triumvirate of Iran, China and Russia now ran the show, but they don’t. You lot do. Just be glad Donald Trump isn’t holding the reins. Sorry, that was also trite, wasn’t it. Tweet Tagged: accountability, bgc, empowered community, ICANN, icann 59, johannesburg, reconsideration, rfr …

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

    … and the courtesy of transparency — if closure itself its not yet possible — doesn’t seem like a great deal to ask. Tweet Tagged: .cpa, .gay, .hotel, .inc, .llc, .llp, .music, bgc, community, cpe, dot music, dot registry, eiu, ICANN, irp, merck, reconsideration, rfr …

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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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  • 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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