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“Extortion” claims over new gTLD objection fees Kevin Murphy , July 22, 2013, 15:51:58 (UTC), Domain Policy The International Chamber of Commerce came in for quite a bit of criticism at ICANN 47 last week over claims that it is asking for deposits in excess of a million dollars to handle new gTLD objections. Critics are worried that these high fees to arbitrate Community Objections will create a “chilling effect” that will dissuade communities affected by new gTLDs from objecting. During a session early during the Durban meeting, Neustar VP Jeff Neuman said that the company had been “shocked” to receive a bill from the ICC for $190,000 for a single objection. “Each one of the bidders had to put up $190,000,” he said. “It’s nothing better than extortion.” Responding, ICANN new gTLD program manager Christine Willett said that ICANN has heard concerns from other applicants af...

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