28 Oct '13, 8pm

Donuts successfully defends .reisen community objection

Panelist says German-speaking travelers qualify as a community, but objection fails on other grounds. New top level domain name applicant Donuts has successfully defended a community objection brought against its application to run the .reisen top level domain name. The German word reisen means “travels” or “journeys” in English. The objection was brought by the applicant for .reise, which means “traveling” in English. In coming to his decision, panelist David Cairns painted a very broad definition of what a community is. He determined that the collection of German-speaking travelers is a clearly delineated community. “The panel considers that the formal boundaries of the community are defined by language and the activity of travel,” he wrote. This will certainly be disconcerting to other applicants of seemingly generic, wide-ranging terms. My reading is that Cairns would ...

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