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DotConnectAfrica Confident of Win Despite New gTLD Program Committee resolutions on .africa

Domains, Governance
Two new gTLD applicants face a similar type of response from both the GAC that gave a controversial GAC Objection Advice which claimed to have reached consensus on .africa application and .gcc. Both applicants responded ICANN concerning their applications.   DotConnectAfrica particularly addressed several important issues that ought to have been considered before the most recent report by the New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC).  In their initial response, DCA said: We totally disagree with it, and would like to repudiate and reject it in the strongest possible terms. From the outset, we would like to urge the esteemed Board of Directors of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers not to accept this iniquitous, tendentious and inequitable GAC Objection Advice, and to complet
.gcc gTLD applicant rejects  GAC Advice, asks ICANN to allow process to continue before board determination

.gcc gTLD applicant rejects GAC Advice, asks ICANN to allow process to continue before board determination

Domains
“...we call on the GAC to disclose its full justification and reasoning to issuing the advice, as well any and all documents that it considered in formulating that advice..." GAC Communique from the 46thICANN Beijing meeting gave two applications a consensus objection, the GAC communiqué read  i.             The GAC Advises the ICANN Board that:   i.      The GAC has reached consensus on GAC Objection Advice according to Module 3.1 part I of the Applicant Guidebook on the following applications:3. 1.       The application for .africa (Application number 1-1165-42560) 2.       The application for .gcc (application number: 1-1936-2101) The .gcc (dotgcc) applicant wrote to ICANNto protest the GAC advice terming it as lacking any justification or reasoning, the letter reads  “I understand