A second applicant fails to get community status for .music top level domain name.
DotMusic Limited, an applicant for the .music top level domain name, has failed to pass its Community Priority Evaluation. Had it passed, the group would have automatically been awarded .music. Now an auction will be held to determine who gets to operate the domain name.
The applicant scored 10 out of 16 points (pdf) on its application. 14 are necessary to get community status.
It scored 0 out of 4 on “community establishment”, which sunk the rest of the application.
The panel determined that, although the applicant defined a community, “The community as defined in the application does not demonstrate an awareness and recognition among its members.” Click here to continue reading…