Despite what the official list says, SX Registry lost its objection against .sex.
So I’m going through the updated list of string confusion objection decisions when I think I’ve hit a great story: SX Registry SA has prevailed in its string confusion objection against the .sex domain name!
This is a goldmine story for me. There are so many great headlines I could write about this one.
So I start to write my story and do some research on the .sx country code as well as applicant that just “lost” its objection.
Then I read the actual decision posted by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), paragraph by paragraph.
On visual similarity, the panelist says the objection failed.
On aural similarity, the panelist says the objection failed.
That must mean the objector won on similarity of meaning, right?
As it turns out, SX Registry lost its objection. The applicant prevailed and the objection is dismissed.
Someone at ICDR goofed on the official list.
Maybe they’ll get around to fixing it, although they still haven’t fixed the missing .pets case after many weeks. [Update: ICDR has fixed the error on .sex, although it still hasn’t fixed the .pets error.]
Stuart Lawley says
And, looking at the same, for half a second, I thought it was my lucky day.