Rfr

  • 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 …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • .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 …

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • ICANN feeds troll, refuses to censor “rip-off” web site

    … over the years. Somebody called Fraser Lee filed the RfR in December after (allegedly) trying and failing to get the site’s registrar, DNC Holdings (aka Directnic), to yank the domain and then trying and failing to get ICANN Compliance to yank DNC’s accreditation. The request (pdf) is a rambling, often incoherent missive, alleging…

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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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 30 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 11 readers -
  • dotgay loses third .gay appeal

    … the company an unprecedented third go at the Community Priority Evaluation process. CPEs allow community gTLD applicants to avoid expensive auctions, but dotgay has lost two primarily on the grounds that its definition of community includes people who are not gay. Its latest RfR was pretty weak, based on a technicality about which staffers…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
  • “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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 20 readers -
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