Company invokes Independent Review Process over year-old objection decision.
New top level domain name company Donuts has filed for an Independent Review Process over a community objection decision for .Charity.
The Independent Objector filed community objections against both Donuts and Famous Four Media for their .charity applications. Surprisingly, the panelist ruled that the objection prevailed against Donuts but failed again Famous Four Media.
The panelist’s decision was based on a Public Interest Commitment that Famous Four submitted that would restrict the .charity domain name to charities.
Donuts claims that this decision, in which panelists found differently for “identical” cases, should be reviewed much like string similarity decisions:
The only other objection rulings that “fit” this scenario pertain to .CHARITY, but for some reason were not included within the Board-directed procedure to review cases involving a common objector asserting the same objection against the same string.