.Eco applicant prevails with its own definition of the eco community; .gay and .music applicants don’t.
Three more Community Priority Evaluation decisions for new top level domain names have been completed.
.Eco applicant Big Room Inc has succeeded in getting community status by earning the minimum required 14 of 16 points. This means that applicants Donuts, Minds + Machines and Planet Dot Eco are no longer in the running for the domain name.
dotgay llc failed with just 10 of 16 points and .Music LLC received just 3 of 16 points on its evaluation. .Music LLC’s three points are the lowest received by any CPE panel thus far.
Big Room’s success will come as a shock to many. .Eco has been hotly contested through gamesmanship for many years.
Big Room succeeded by doing something that few contemplated when the new top level domain name guidebook was put together: take a broad concept and then narrowly define a community within it. This worked in community priority applications as well, with domains like .sport prevailing.
The CPE wrote that it “determined that the community as defined in the application satisfies both of the conditions to fulfill the requirements for Delineation.”
To create a delineated community, Big Room defined it as anyone that has a community-recognized members, accreditation, registration, or certification related to being green. That eliminates basically everyone else in the world who is eco-friendly by recycling.
All CPE results can be reviewed here.