BRS Media Appeals Decision To Award .Radio Extension To European Broadcast Union
October 8, 2014 at 4:56 AM (PT)
BRS MEDIA, the company that manages the .FM and .AM extensions among others, has filed a reconsideration request with THE INTERNET CORPORATION FOR ASSIGNED NAMES AND NUMBERS (ICANN) over its decision to reward the .RADIO URL to the EUROPEAN BROADCAST UNION.
“Given the facts that the evaluators accepted ‘minimum standards on streaming’, ‘random checks’ as a specific enforcement measure, failed to acknowledge non-negligible size opposition, and inaccurately claimed adequate support representing the majority of the ‘community’; brings into question the competency of the CPE process,” remarked BRS MEDIA Chairman/CEO GEORGE T. BUNDY. “From day one, we have drawn attention to the timing of the EBU submitting its .RADIO application, then requesting (and being approved) to be a member of ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC). Now, with questionable evaluation (CPE) results, one has to ask, was the evaluation handled within the (Community Priority Evaluation) Criteria of the Applicant Guidebook, or were there outside influences involved in getting the EBU the exact 14 points to Prevail?”