Company that offers domain names in alternative root pushes forward with legal challenge.
Alternative root company name.space isn’t letting its beef with ICANN die just yet.
The company has filed an appeal (pdf) with the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit after its suit against ICANN was tossed out by a lower court last month.
Name.space offers domain names in an alternate root, and applied to ICANN in 2000 to add 118 of its domains to the “real” root.
In October it sued ICANN asking for damages and an injunction against approving any new TLDs that are the same as domain names it currently offers. Some of the domains it offers are .online, .blog, and .africa.
Last month the United States District Court for the Central District of California granted ICANN’s motion to dismiss.
name.space, Inc.’s opening brief isn’t due until September, by which time the first new top level domains may already be available on the internet.