26 Nov '13, 3pm

21 community objections have been decided. So far it's unpredictable.

It’s difficult to predict the outcome of community objections. As of yesterday the International Chamber of Commerce had published 21 community objection decisions. Objectors have won just four of the cases. Time for new top level domain applicants to rejoice? Hardly. Much like string confusion objections, community objection decisions and how panelists arrive at their decisions are proving to be inconsistent. Community objections are certainly more complicated than string confusion objections. Pleadings and arguments are much more detailed. So you can make the argument that you shouldn’t be able to predict the outcome of a community objection as easily as a string confusion objection. But some are real head-scratchers, such as the .sport decision. “Sport” is a clearly defined community ? (Much less one that will be significantly harmed by the introduction of a .sport TLD?...

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