Author: Alex Reece

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

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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 examined
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 examined

African domain-name registrars have mixed reaction to ICANN push

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  While the imitative is badly needed, increasing the number of registrars isn't a cure-all, one says By Loek Essers | 12 March 13 African domain-name registrars responded with mixed reactions to details of ICANN's initiative on the continent, saying that while they should now have increased access to the Internet governance organization, increasing the number of registrars isn't all that needs to be done. source