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Arbitration: Employ Media v. ICANN

This page collects documents in the arbitration between Employ Media v. ICANN. They are arranged by initial filing date in descending order.

Arbitration: Employ Media v. ICANN
(arbitration before the ICC International Court of Arbitration)

Employ Media's Letter of Withdrawal of Arbitration [PDF, 72 KB] 14 December 2012
Settlement Agreement [PDF, 615 KB] 11 December 2012
6 August 2012
11 May 2012
Terms of Reference [PDF, 1.35 MB] 9 May 2012
Correspondence Regarding Scheduling [PDF, 655 KB] 4 May 2012
Employ Media Letter Regarding Draft Terms of Reference [PDF, 482 KB] 19 April 2012
ICANN Letter Regarding Draft Terms of Reference [PDF, 544 KB] 18 April 2012
Arbitrators' Letter Regarding Draft Terms of Reference* [PDF, 551 KB]

Note: The Terms of Reference will be posted once they are finalized among the parties and the arbitrators.

13 April 2012
ICANN Notes on Terms of Reference [PDF, 2.33 MB] 30 March 2012
Employ Media Notes on Terms of Reference [PDF, 1.02 MB] 30 March 2012
ICC International Court of Arbitration Letter on Recommendation of Chairperson [PDF, 500 KB] 10 February 2012
ICANN Request for Expedited Recommendation of Chairperson [PDF, 36 KB] 3 February 2012
22 July 2011
Request for Arbitration by Employ Media LLC [PDF, 1.85 MB] 3 May 2011
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