ICANN has just opened up a comment period “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 comment period is limited to the Expert Determinations made on String Confusion objections for .CAR/.CARS and .CAM/.COM.
The comment period closes on March 11, at 23:59 UTC
To file a comment you can do so by sending an email here.
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.
If adopted, the review mechanism would constitute a change to the String Confusion Objection process in the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook.
Given that the proposal to implement this review mechanism could affect the outcomes of one or more of String Confusion Objections – a process that was informed by years of debate and public comment as part of the development of the New gTLD Applicant Guidebook – the proposed review mechanism is being published for public comment.