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September 19, 2019 02:31

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After long fight, Donuts adds .charity to its gTLD stable

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat, Donuts has prevailed in the two-horse race for the .charity gTLD. The company appears to have privately resolved its contention set, paying off rival bidder Famous Four Media, judging by updates to ICANN’s web site today. The gTLD had been scheduled for an ICANN “last resort” auction in […]

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ICANN finds no conflict of interest in .sport decision

ICANN has rejected claims that the .sport gTLD contention set was settled by an arbitrator who had undisclosed conflicts of interest with the winning applicant. Its Board Governance Committee last week decided that Community Objection arbitrator Guido Tawil had no duty to disclose his law firm’s ties to major sports broadcasters when he effectively eliminated […]

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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 […]

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OMG! gTLD applicant actually wins objection appeal

Medistry has become the first new gTLD applicant to win an appeal to ICANN over an objection decision that went against it. The .med hopeful has also become the first entity in years to successfully use the much-derided Reconsideration Request process to get ICANN’s board of directors to revisit a decision. The company’s application received […]

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Video Game industry fails to beat Amazon.com’s .Game

No cheat codes available for community objection. The Entertainment Software Association, a U.S. industry group for the video game industry, has failed to quash Amazon.com’s application to run the .game top level domain name. ESA filed a community objection against Amazon’s application. There are six applicants for .game, but ESA only went after Amazon.com’s application […]

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Uh oh: .Basketball community objection fails, .sport prevailed.

Panelist in .basketball decision uses different interpretation of guidelines to come up with a different conclusion than panelist in .sport. An International Chamber of Commerce panelist has determined that community objections filed against two applications for .basketball have failed. Comparing this decision to a recent one upholding a community objection to .sport, it appears we […]

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Applicants call for new gTLD objections appeals process

Twelve new gTLD applicants, representing many dozens of applications, have called on ICANN to create an appeals process for when Community Objections have debatable outcomes. Writing to ICANN and the International Chamber of Commerce this week, the applicants focus on the recent decision in the .sport case, which they said proves that ICC panelists don’t […]

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.PersianGulf survives community objection from those who favor Arabian Gulf name

You say Persian. I say Arabian. Let’s call the whole thing off. The Gulf Cooperation Council has lost a community objection it brought against the applicant for the .persiangulf top level domain name. This case (pdf) was one of the more interesting ones to be decided to date. The objectors don’t like the .persiangulf top […]

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Famous Four vows to fight .sport objection loss

Famous Four Media has promised to pursue “all available legal avenues” after losing a Community Objection over the .sport gTLD to its Olympic-backed rival. The portfolio applicant lost out to SportAccord in an October 23 decision by International Chamber of Commerce panelist Guido Santiago Tawil, meaning its .sport application should be rejected by ICANN. But […]

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Famous Four issues statement about .Sport decision

Famous Four questions panelists decision in .sport community objection. In case you haven’t heard yet, SportAccord won a community objection against Famous Four Media’s application for the .sport top level domain name. It was a surprising decision, as it’s pretty hard to argue that “sport” is a clearly delineated community. I personally don’t know anyone […]

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