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Huge Blow to ZACR: Dismissed as Party on .Africa case, denied Preliminary Injunction Reconsideration

Huge Blow to ZACR: Dismissed as Party on .Africa case, denied Preliminary Injunction Reconsideration

Domains
ZACR has been dealt a huge blow in its .Africa bid after the California court that is handling the case quashed its Motion for reconsideration and to vacate Preliminary Injunction. This effectively means ICANN is now left to answer it's own case. Court said, ICANN joined this motion on May 10, 2016. Since then, the Court has granted ZACR’s Motion to Dismiss in its entirety, thereby extinguishing ZACR’s role a party to the action. Therefore, the Court denies as moot ZACR’s motion for reconsideration, and addresses the motion only as it pertains to ICANN. DCA had stated in its opposition to the reconsideration motion that ZACR's actions on .Africa  was indeed an attempt at a second bite at the apple. DCA said “Defendant ZA Central Registry’s (“ZACR”) motion to reconsider and vacate the
ZACR’s actions on .Africa: An attempt at a Second Bite at the Apple, opposes DCA Trust

ZACR’s actions on .Africa: An attempt at a Second Bite at the Apple, opposes DCA Trust

Domains, Governance
“Defendant ZA Central Registry’s (“ZACR”) motion to reconsider and vacate the Court’s preliminary injunction ruling is an attempt at a second bite at the apple “ –DCA Trust “Because ZACR’s motion is an attempt to re-litigate the same issues addressed in the preliminary injunction papers, and not the result of changed circumstances, the motion is a motion for reconsideration, not a motion to vacate.” Therefore, ZACR is required to show but fails to make the following showing, says DCA that the Court failed to consider some material fact, that there are newly discovered material facts, or that the Court committed clear error Instead, ZACR argues as follows: “that the Court made a single factual error in its order with regard to DCA’s initial evaluation; that DCA did no
DotConnectAfrica Wont Give up! Wins Second Injunction from a US Court over .Africa

DotConnectAfrica Wont Give up! Wins Second Injunction from a US Court over .Africa

Governance
DotConnectAfrica the applicant for .Africa, won’t give up till its justice is served. Yesterday, the company, in a press release announced that a United States District Court, ruling has granted a Preliminary Injunction for DotConnectAfrica, the decision for case no. 16-CV-00862 RGK (JCx) [PDF]. The case involves DotConnectAfrica Trust v. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers & ZA Central Registry. The 8 page ruling breaks down major points that the court considered when making the ruling.  This win comes barely a month after the applicant won a Ex Parte Application for Temporary restraining order  [PDF Case No: CV 16-00862 RGK (JCx)] that barred the delegation of .Africa till the case has been determined. The preliminary injunction (PI) means that the case w

The McFadden Files: How Geo Panel contractor bungled .Africa evaluation to favour ICANN’s preferred candidate

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ICANN’s new gTLD guidebook clearly specified how its contractors were supposed to act with competence, and also independently to assure best quality performance in the evaluation of the 1930 new gTLD applications that were submitted under the new gTLD program. The outcome of an  Independent Review Panel however indicates otherwise in one of the most controversial applications under the ICANN new gTLD program. The discovery process of the .Africa IRP which pitted DCA Trust against ICANN showed a wide array of underhand dealings between InterConnnect Communications, the independent firm that was contracted to review geographic names and ICANN staff that were guided to ensure that ICANN’s choice, ZACR got the string and not DCA Trust. Here is an excerpt from the new gTLD Applicant Gu

.Africa is a SHE, says CEO of ICANN

Domains, Governance
During the ICANN 50 Press Conference in London the ICANN president was fielding questions from Journalists, and in a demonstration of ICANN accountability process, Fadi Chehade, CEO of ICANN used .africa as an example that the ICANN process must be followed.    Reports Domainingafrica  The  .africa string was also a subject that has been mentioned quite severally during the ICANN 50 meeting that started from 22-26 June 2014, by the AUC and the competition losing patience over the ICANN process.   The ICANN president noted DotConnectAfrica's  "right" to file for IRP stating that: "Similarly the Africa where single applicant has filed an IRP she decided that this is her right and it her right and we should let her pursue her right even if the whole African Union has a different vi