Rfr

  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 6 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 10 readers -
  • “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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 5 readers -
  • .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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 9 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 12 readers -
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