3 more new GTLD NGPC denials and an Amazon ‘no resolution’

The New gTLD Program Committee denies reconsideration requests for .hotel, .direct and .merck but is yet to make any decision for .amazon. Will this be made in Argentina?

Reconsideration Request 13-6, Hotel Top Level Domain S.a.r.l.

Whereas, Hotel Top-Level-Domain S.a.r.l’s (“dotHotel”) Reconsideration Request, Request 13-6, sought reconsideration of the 8 August 2013 Expert Determination from a dispute resolution panel established by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution dismissing dotHotel’s objection to the new gTLD application for .HOTELS.

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee (“BGC”) considered the issues raised in Request 13-6.

Whereas, the BGC recommended that Request 13-6 be denied because dotHotel has not stated proper grounds for reconsideration and the New gTLD Program Committee agrees.

Whereas, the NGPC reviewed and considered the material that was submitted by dotHotel after the BGC issued its recommendation on Request 13-6 and concluded that said material does not change the recommendation of the BGC.

Resolved (2013.11.05.NG01), the New gTLD Program Committee adopts the BGC Recommendation on Reconsideration Request 13-6, which can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/governance/reconsideration/recommendation-hotel-25sep13-en.pdf [PDF, 121 KB].

Reconsideration Request 13-7, DISH DBS Corp.

Whereas, Dish DBS Corporation’s (“Dish”) Reconsideration Request, Request 13-7, sought reconsideration the 29 July 2013 Expert Determination from a dispute resolution panel established by the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization sustaining The DirecTV Group, Inc.’s objection to Dish’s application for .DIRECT.

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee (“BGC”) considered the issues raised in Request 13-7.

Whereas, the BGC recommended that Request 13-7 be denied because Dish has not stated proper grounds for reconsideration and the New gTLD Program Committee agrees.

Resolved (2013.11.05.NG02), the New gTLD Program Committee adopts the BGC Recommendation on Reconsideration Request 13-7, which can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/governance/reconsideration/recommendation-dish-dbs-25sep13-en.pdf [PDF, 120 KB].

Reconsideration Request 13-8, Merck KGaA

Whereas, Merck KGaA’s Reconsideration Request, Request 13-8, sought reconsideration the 13 July 2013 resolution of the New gTLD Program Committee (“NGPC”) that permitted and encouraged dispute resolution panels to use discretion in enforcing the deadlines set forth in the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook.

Whereas, Request 13-8 challenges the NGPC resolution as it relates to Merck & Co. Inc.’s community objection to Merck KGaA’s application for .MERCK, which was rejected by the Dispute Resolution Service Provider for being filed after the published closing deadline set forth in the Applicant Guidebook.

Whereas, the Board Governance Committee (“BGC”) considered the issues raised in Request 13-8.

Whereas, the BGC recommended that Request 13-8 be denied because Merck KGaA has not stated proper grounds for reconsideration.

Resolved (2013.11.05.NG03), the New gTLD Program Committee adopts the BGC Recommendation on Reconsideration Request 13-8, which can be found at http://www.icann.org/en/groups/board/governance/reconsideration/recommendation-merck-10oct13-en.pdf [PDF, 106 KB].

Reconsideration Request 13-9, Amazon EU S.á.r.l.

Discussion was carried forward to another meeting, and no resolution was taken.

Reconsideration Request 13-10, Commercial Connect, LLC

Discussion was carried forward to another meeting, and no resolution was taken.

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