Author: Alex Reece

UNIFORUM ‘s Objections against DotConnectAfrica’s .africa Application reported Unsuccessful

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In his response to the .africa, a gTLD that we have been following closely, the ICANN IO concluded he would not object to DCA’s application and we note some of the key exchanges between the IO and applicant below. The IO noted as a “preliminary point, the applicant, DotConnectAfrica Trust (DCA Trust), argued that the IO can lodge objections in cases where no other objection has been filed.” and concluded that “Therefore (the IO’s) intention to also file an objection against DCA’s application on community grounds is clearly unwarranted and would be considered superfluous against the backdrop that (he has) already noted in (his) initial assessment “that 17 early warnings have been issued by representatives of the ICANN’s governmental Advisory Committee (GAC)”. A case of impartialiy and ind
Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure Introduced

Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure Introduced

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MARINA DEL REY, CA - A third Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure (PDDRP) – along with the already approved Trademark PDDRP and Registration Restriction Dispute Resolution Procedure (RRDRP) – has been drafted to address the Public Interest Commitment specification. According to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the Public Interest Commitments Dispute Resolution Procedure (PICDRP) was drafted to track the RRDRP. Like the RRDRP, an Expert Panel will determine whether a Registry Operator is in violation of the PIC(s) at issue in the proceeding and recommend remedies to ICANN. Prior to filing a formal PICDRP proceeding, parties will be required to engage in a mandatory online complaint system (in development) similar to the current Whois Data Proble
ICANN’s Independent Objector Files Objections To 24 New gTLD Applications

ICANN’s Independent Objector Files Objections To 24 New gTLD Applications

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On 12 March 2013, the Independent Objector (IO) lodged 24 objections against new applied-for gTLDs before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The 24 objections were on 13 separate strings, three for .Amazon including 2 IDN’s; .Charity; .Med; .Health,; .Healthcare; .Hospital; .Indians; .Patagonia; .Medical. The IO is limited to filing objections on the grounds of Limited Public Interest and Community, however the applicant for .africa did not recieve objections from the Independent Objector. “Following his exchanges with some applicants for new gTLDs, as part of the Initial Notice Procedure he remained convinced that, for some applications, an objection was still warranted on the Limited Public Interest and/or Community grounds” The following list of objections will be exa
ICANN’s Independent Objector Files Objections To 24 New gTLD Applications

ICANN’s Independent Objector Files Objections To 24 New gTLD Applications

Domains
On 12 March 2013, the Independent Objector (IO) lodged 24 objections against new applied-for gTLDs before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The 24 objections were on 13 separate strings, three for .Amazon including 2 IDN’s; .Charity; .Med; .Health,; .Healthcare; .Hospital; .Indians; .Patagonia; .Medical. The IO is limited to filing objections on the grounds of Limited Public Interest and Community, however the applicant for .africa did not recieve objections from the Independent Objector. “Following his exchanges with some applicants for new gTLDs, as part of the Initial Notice Procedure he remained convinced that, for some applications, an objection was still warranted on the Limited Public Interest and/or Community grounds” The following list of objections will be examined
ICANN’s Independent Objector Files Objections To 24 New gTLD Applications

ICANN’s Independent Objector Files Objections To 24 New gTLD Applications

Domains
On 12 March 2013, the Independent Objector (IO) lodged 24 objections against new applied-for gTLDs before the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The 24 objections were on 13 separate strings, three for .Amazon including 2 IDN’s; .Charity; .Med; .Health,; .Healthcare; .Hospital; .Indians; .Patagonia; .Medical. The IO is limited to filing objections on the grounds of Limited Public Interest and Community, however the applicant for .africa did not recieve objections from the Independent Objector. “Following his exchanges with some applicants for new gTLDs, as part of the Initial Notice Procedure he remained convinced that, for some applications, an objection was still warranted on the Limited Public Interest and/or Community grounds” The following list of objections will be examined