Rfr

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

    …. HTLD won a controversial Community Priority Evaluation in 2014, effectively eliminating all rival applicants, but that decision was challenged in an IRP that ICANN ultimately won. The other applicants think HTLD basically cobbled together a bogus “community” in order to “game” the CPE process and avoid an expensive auction. Since the IRP…

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

    … was removed, the letter notes. The applicants called on the board to meet again soon to make a decision. After the board processes the RfR, .gay would presumably go to auction. Whether the auction resulted in ICANN pocketing the cash (as dotgay claims) or being distributed between the three losing applicants remains to be seen. Whether the auction…

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  • Registries rebel against ICANN’s Whois upgrade decree

    … with the “RDAP Operational Profile for gTLD Registries and Registrars” is required for all gTLD registries in order to achieve consistent labeling and display. The RySG argues in its RfR (pdf) that implementing RDAP was never part of the community-endorsed plan, and that it is not “commercially feasible” to do so right now. The 2012 new gTLD Registry…

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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

    … won’t be a .gay or that dotgay won’t win the contention set, winding up: I want to make clear that the denial of the Request for Reconsideration is not a statement about the validity of dotgay LLC’s application or dotgay LLC’s supporters. The decision means that the BGC did not find that the CPE process for dotgay, LLC’s .GAY application violated…

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

    … Booking.com has become the first new gTLD applicant to publicly cite the recent .africa Independent Review Process ruling in an attempt to overturn an adverse ICANN decision. The challenge relates to the decision by ICANN, under the rules of the new gTLD program, to place applications for .hotels and .hoteis into a contention set due…

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

    … of international equal rights and gay community organizations. dotgay filed a Request for Reconsideration, ICANN’s cheapest but least reliable form of appeal, and today found out it actually won. ICANN’s Board Governance Committee, which handles the RfR process, this week ruled (pdf): The BGC concludes that, upon investigation of Requester’s…

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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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