[At-Large] Results Available for 17 December 2014 New gTLD Program Auction
edmon at registry.asia
Thu Dec 18 16:24:54 UTC 2014
I sympathize very much with the sentiment.
Not only is ICANN "auctioning off "baby"", it has essentially decided that
required policies for ".baby" is no different than ".shop"...
The registry can make it a free for all, and not even really be required to
respect the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Personally, I think that is wrong.
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> Program Auction
> It really hurts deeply to my public and political convictions when a
generic term of
> language like 'baby' is auctioned off to the highest bidder for a certain,
> important, exclusive use. What public interest has been served here? Is
> anyone to ask this question? And I direct this question specifically to
that part of the
> civil society which the rest of the world would trust should be asking the
> the ICANN's context.
> Any trademark authority would have rejected out of hand if Johnson and
> had sought 'baby' as a trademark for itself. The reasons are obvious. But
> reasons do not mean anything to ICANN, and perhaps neither to civil
> associated with ICANN.
> But the trademark authorities are expressly public interest bodies, under
> authorities, which are in turn subject to institutionalised public
> ICANN on the other hand is a system captured by a group of people, who
> developed the perfect means and system to keep all those close by and
> happy in different ways - it uses the euphemism 'stakeholders' for them.
> Most of all, it keeps the big daddy, the US happy, by employing various
> support its reign over theglobalInternet - it keeps a boisterous IG
circuit in play that
> supports the status quo, and drowns out every other voice. This has been
> effectively till now.
> Btw, which technical governance mandate ICANN was pursuing to propose and
> up the World Economic Forum based new Net Mundial Initiative, which is
> way to divert global demands for addressing pressing Internet related
> issues. This is done directly to appease US government's political
> ICANN has no business to be doing.. And then it keep the domain name
> happy and prospering, and also other major industries.... This group of
> goes in the name of ICANN, does all this using the enormous funds that it
> collects as a tax from global public using the Internet. This is where the
> and it produces conditions for further extraction.
> It is a sorry state.
> On Thursday 18 December 2014 11:18 AM, Seun Ojedeji wrote:
> > How long that will continue/last will be a question to answer in near
> > future.
> > Cheers!
> > sent from Google nexus 4
> > kindly excuse brevity and typos.
> > On 18 Dec 2014 02:02, "Carlton Samuels" <carlton.samuels at gmail.com>
> >> The money pile grows...
> >> -Carlton
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> >> [image: ICANN] <http://www.icann.org/> News Alert
> >> https://www.icann.org/news/announcement-3-2014-12-17-en
> >> ------------------------------
> >> Results Available for 17 December 2014 New gTLD Program Auction
> >> 17 December 2014
> >> On 17 December 2014, Power Auctions LLC
> >> <http://www.powerauctions.com/>, ICANN's authorized auction service
> >> provider, conducted a New gTLD Program Auction to resolve string
> >> contention for two new generic top-level domain
> >> (gTLD) strings: .BABY and .MLS. Applicants for these strings were
> >> unable to resolve contention among themselves; thus their contention
> >> sets proceeded to auction, which is the method of last resort to
> >> resolve string contention as prescribed in Module 4 of the New gTLD
> >> Program Applicant Guidebook
> >> <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/agb>. Subject to payment of
> >> the winning price and meeting all other criteria for eligibility, the
> >> winner will enter ICANN's contracting process to sign a Registry
> operate the respective gTLD.
> >> Six applicants participated in the auction for .BABY. Johnson &
> >> Johnson Services Inc. prevailed with a winning price of $3,088,888.
> >> Two applicants participated in the auction for MLS. The Canadian Real
> >> Estate Association prevailed with a winning price of $3,359,000.
> >> All proceeds from the Auction are being segregated and withheld from
> >> use until ICANN's Board of Directors define a plan for an appropriate
> >> use of the funds through consultation with the community.
> >> More Information
> >> - Auction Results webpage
> >> <
> >> https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/auc
> >> tionresults
> >>> :
> >> Auction reports on this page on the New gTLD Microsite provide
> >> additional
> >> information on bidding.
> >> - Auction proceeds and costs
> >> <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions/proceeds>: A
> >> summary of the proceeds and costs of all auctions conducted through
> >> November 2014. This information is updated at the end of each
> >> - Auctions schedule
> >> <
> >> [PDF, 253 KB]: Subsequent auctions are scheduled to occur on a
> >> basis throughout 2014 and into early 2015. Auction events are
> >> intended to
> >> resolve multiple contention sets simultaneously.
> >> - General New gTLD Program Auctions
> >> <http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/auctions> information.
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