ICANN opened a comment period today, 11 February 2014, and until 11 March 2014 to solicit community input regarding a proposed review mechanism to address perceived inconsistent Expert Determinations in the String Confusion Objection process in the New gTLD Program. The review mechanism will be limited to the Expert Determinations made on String Confusion objections for .CAR/.CARS and .CAM/.COM.
I truly don’t understand why this review mechanism will only be applied to these 2 String Confusion objections and why a similar review mechanism isn’t considered for the UDRP as well.
The String Confusion Objections are administered by the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR). Expert Determinations have been issued by the ICDR for all String Confusion Objections filed.
After reviewing feedback from the public comment forum, the ICANN Board New gTLD Program Committee (NGPC) will consider options to address the perceived inconsistent String Confusion Objection Expert Determinations, including whether to allow the Expert Determinations to stand as is, and whether or not to adopt the proposed review mechanism.