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Application for .gay TLD Rejected for the Second Time

ICANN has rejected the application from dotgay LLC for a second time, saying the .gay string does not match the community that dotgay claims to represent. "The Community Priority Evaluation panel has determined that the applied-for string does not identify or match the name of the community as defined in the application, nor is it a well known short-form or abbreviation of the community. It therefore does not meet the requirements," ICANN said. The decision means that the group, based in New York, must now appeal if it does not want the right to run the domain to go to auction against domain-acquiring companies including Top Level Design and Top Level Domain Holdings.

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