13 Dec '13, 11am

Should new gTLD objections have an appeals process?

Should new gTLD objections have an appeals process? Kevin Murphy , December 13, 2013, 11:24:40 (UTC), Domain Policy That’s the question the ICANN Ombudsman is asking today. Several new gTLD applicants that have lost objections — many in decisions that appear to diverge from ICANN’s rules or are inconsistent with other decisions — have been in touch to ask for redress, Ombudsman Chris LaHatte blogged this morning. He wrote : The real problem as it seems to me, is that apart from the internal review procedures, there is no ability to seek an appeal from the panel decisions. A number of complainants had mentioned the need for an appeal process, emphasising that some of the decisions were in their view, inconsistent or not following the majority views. LaHatte noted that his role is to decide issues of fairness in ICANN’s own decisions. As objections are all handled by third-p...

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