.Amazon IRP Panel Notes the Precedential status of DCA Trust .Africa

The ICANN new gTLD process attracted over 1,930 new applications to be added into the root from 60 countries and territories. Of the applications received, 66 were geographic name applications while 116 applications made for Internationalized Domain Names, or IDNs, for strings in scripts such as Arabic, Chinese, and Cyrillic. Broken down by ICANN’s geographic …

Amazon Could Still get .Amazon gTLD after beating ICANN in IRP

The largest online retailer Amazon has prevailed after appealing against a decision by ICANN to deny applications for the .amazon generic top-level domain (gTLD).The domain had been halted in 2014 after the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) asked the New gTLD Program Committee to reject the domains based on objections from Brazil and Peru, which share …

The Register U.K: ICANN Board members ordered to appear at .africa hearing

ICANN wants total control of DNS while breaking its own bylaws to block .africa probe   Source: By Kieren McCarthy on theregister.co.uk   ICANN broke its own bylaws – and acted in a way “fundamentally inconsistent” with its role as the world’s DNS overlord – while restricting efforts to make itself more accountable to netizens.That …

ICANN postpones auctions for .LLC, .Inc, .LLP following IRP Panel recommendation

  The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is postponing auctions that had been scheduled for 21 January 2015, for .LLC, .LLP and .INC. ICANN made this decision following receipt of a recommendation issued by the Emergency Panelist appointed in the Independent Review Process (IRP) initiated by Dot Registry, LLC, which is an …

ZACR Falsely Appropriated .Africa Endorsement, ICANN Assisted ZACR to Pass Review

. DCA’s latest Memorial submitted by international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP – which represents DCA in the DCA vs. ICANN IRP – indicates that appear to be an anomaly on ZACR’s .africa endorsement section amongst others. . It states that: “The Board itself undertook to promote the AUC’s attempts to secure .AFRICA; …

Panel interprets Declarations as binding on the .Africa IRP, Lectures ICANN on core accountability implications

  The IRP Panel has made yet the boldest statement that is set to shake ICANN’s legal team. These statements have been made explicitly in the latest IRP Procedural ruling that states   Based on the foregoing and the language and content of the IRP Procedure, the Panel concludes that this Declaration and its future …

ICANN President Fadi Chehadé says .africa applicant has a right to file for IRP despite AUC Complaint

If  ICANN indeed is not giving lip service to its accountability process, then it should respect the outcome of its own Independent Review Process (IRP) During the ICANN 50 Press Conference in London the ICANN president was fielding questions from Journalists and .africa came in discussion as the string that has been mentioned quite severally …