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ICANN plays “make believe” with string confusion review process

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By Andrew Allemann: ICANN pretends other inconsistencies don’t exist so it can resolve two of the most embarrassing ones.  Yesterday ICANN posted a proposal for dealing with “perceived inconsistencies” in String Confusion Objections filed over new top level domain names. The plan would deal with two cases in which different panels came to different conclusions on objections filed against the same exact strings: .cam/.com and .cars/.car. The inconsistencies in string confusion objections go way beyond this, but ICANN is playing a game of make believe. It’s pretending that the other inconsistencies don’t exist. It has rationalized them. It has deliberately set a definition of inconsistent that limits to just the two above mentioned cases, and therefore says that using this strict def