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Donuts, Inc. v. ICANN (.SPORTS/.RUGBY)

This page collects documents from the Independent Review Proceeding filed in accordance with Article IV, section 3 of the ICANN Bylaws. They are arranged by initial filing date in descending order.

Final Declaration (signed 5 May 2016) [PDF, 7.55 MB]

Received 12 May 2016

5 May 2016
ICANN's Post-Hearing Brief in Response to Donuts Inc.'s Request for Independent Review Process [PDF, 545 KB] 29 October 2015
Donuts Inc.'s Post-Hearing Brief in Support of Request for Independent Review Process [PDF, 615 KB] 29 October 2015
Hearing Transcript – 8 October 2015 [PDF, 1.06 MB]

(Redactions limited to contact information)

8 October 2015
ICANN's Response to Donuts Inc.'s to Supplemental Memorandum in Support of Request for Independent Review Process [PDF, 191 KB] 21 September 2015
Procedural Order No. 4 [PDF, 144 KB] 7 September 2015
Donuts Inc.'s Supplemental Memorandum in Further Support of Request for Independent Review Process [PDF, 611 KB] 20 August 2015
Procedural Order No. 3 [PDF, 124 KB] 14 August 2015
Donuts Inc.'s Letter Brief Re: Document Requests with Exhibits [PDF, 1.10 MB] 10 August 2015
ICANN's Letter Brief Re: Donuts Inc.'s Request for Documents [PDF, 830 KB] 10 August 2015
Procedural Order No. 2 [PDF, 79 KB] 8 August 2015

Please be advised that the briefing schedule for this IRP is revised. The parties have a dispute regarding Donuts Inc.'s request for documents, and they are submitting that dispute to the Panel. As a result, the Panel is revising the briefing schedule and date for the final argument. We expect that the Panel will issue a new procedural order shortly.

7 August 2015
Procedural Order No. 1 [PDF, 92 KB] 17 July 2015
Sports Communities Letter to International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), along with Attachments [PDF, 2.22 MB] 21 November 2014
Resolution of Request for Emergency Relief [PDF, 64 KB] 21 November 2014
Donuts Inc.'s Additional Submission in Further Support of Its Request for Emergency Relief, along with Exhibits [PDF, 7.23 MB] 17 November 2014
ICANN's Consolidated Response and Request for Emergency Relief, along with Exhibits [PDF, 3.16 MB] 14 November 2014
Emergency Proceedings - Procedural Order No. 2 [PDF, 79 KB] 10 November 2014
Emergency Proceedings - Procedural Order No. 1 [PDF, 62 KB] 5 November 2014
Donuts Inc.'s Notice of Independent Review Process [PDF, 530 KB] 13 October 2014
13 October 2014
Donuts Inc.'s Request for Emergency Relief [PDF, 498 KB] 13 October 2014
Domain Name System
Internationalized Domain Name ,IDN,"IDNs are domain names that include characters used in the local representation of languages that are not written with the twenty-six letters of the basic Latin alphabet ""a-z"". An IDN can contain Latin letters with diacritical marks, as required by many European languages, or may consist of characters from non-Latin scripts such as Arabic or Chinese. Many languages also use other types of digits than the European ""0-9"". The basic Latin alphabet together with the European-Arabic digits are, for the purpose of domain names, termed ""ASCII characters"" (ASCII = American Standard Code for Information Interchange). These are also included in the broader range of ""Unicode characters"" that provides the basis for IDNs. The ""hostname rule"" requires that all domain names of the type under consideration here are stored in the DNS using only the ASCII characters listed above, with the one further addition of the hyphen ""-"". The Unicode form of an IDN therefore requires special encoding before it is entered into the DNS. The following terminology is used when distinguishing between these forms: A domain name consists of a series of ""labels"" (separated by ""dots""). The ASCII form of an IDN label is termed an ""A-label"". All operations defined in the DNS protocol use A-labels exclusively. The Unicode form, which a user expects to be displayed, is termed a ""U-label"". The difference may be illustrated with the Hindi word for ""test"" — परीका — appearing here as a U-label would (in the Devanagari script). A special form of ""ASCII compatible encoding"" (abbreviated ACE) is applied to this to produce the corresponding A-label: xn--11b5bs1di. A domain name that only includes ASCII letters, digits, and hyphens is termed an ""LDH label"". Although the definitions of A-labels and LDH-labels overlap, a name consisting exclusively of LDH labels, such as"""" is not an IDN."