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  • .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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncitein Google- 14 readers -
  • ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

    … for Reconsideration, Ombudsman complaints and then an Independent Review Process complaint. It discovered, among other things, that Tawil’s law firm was helping broadcaster DirecTV negotiate with the International Olympic Committee (one of SportAccord’s backers) for Olympics broadcasting rights at the time of the Community Objection. The IRP panel ruled…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • Time to show ICANN who’s boss!

    … and fire an unlimited number of directors, reject the ICANN budget, file Requests for Reconsideration or Independent Review Process appeals, sue ICANN, and oversee changes to the ICANN bylaws. Most of these powers are reactive — that is, if the ICANN board did something terrible the EC would have to consciously decide to act upon it in some way…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 21 readers -
  • .gay, .music and others in limbo as ICANN probes itself

    … complained via ICANN’s in-house Requests for Reconsideration and then Independent Review Process mechanisms. One such IRP complaint — related to Dot Registry’s .inc, .llc, .llp applications — led to two of the three-person IRP panel deciding last July that ICANN had serious questions to answer about how the CPE process was carried out. While…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 16 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 14 readers -
  • 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…

    Kevin Murphy/ DomainIncite- 31 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- 12 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- 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 -