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'''.cam''' is a new [[gTLD|generic top level domain name]] applied for in [[ICANN]]'s [[New gTLD Program]].
Current Applicants== The three applicants are:<ref>[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/program-status/application-results/strings-1200utc-13jun12-en Reveal Day 13 June 2012 – New gTLD Applied-For Strings]</ref> # [[Demand Media]] (United TLD|United TLD Holdco Ltd.), The company applied for 26 gTLDs including .cam.<ref>[http://www.unitedtld.com/our-tlds/ United TLD]</ref> This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1120 here]. # [[Famous Four Media]] (dot Agency Limited), [[Geir Rasmussen]] is the contact person for the application. The company submitted applications for 61 new gTLDs. <ref>[http://www.thedomains.com/2012/06/13/famous-four-media-applies-for-61-generic-tlds-poker-bet-bingo-casino-win/comment-page-1/ Famous Four Media Applies For 61 Generic TLD’s...]</ref> # [[AC Webconnecting Holding B.V.]]- The contact person in the application is [[Mike Rodenbaugh]]. The company filed for a European trademark for .cam on December 12, 2012.<ref>[http://www.trademarkia.com/ctm/cam-893706.htm Legal Force TRADEMARKIA- .cam]</ref>
==String Confusion Objection==
[[Verisign]] submitted a separate [[String Confusion Objection]] to the [[ICDR]] against each of the applicants for .cam, on the basis that Internet users would confuse the string with the popular [[.com]] string. In two of the three objections submitted, the panelist assigned to the case ruled in favor of the applicant, meaning the objection was dismissed. However, [[Verisign]] prevailed in the objection against [[Demand Media]]'s application. This created a controversial scenario, one that [[ICANN]] did not appear to have a premeditated solution for. [[Demand Media]] called for [[ICANN]] to review its objections policy in order to resolve the issue.<ref>[http://domainincite.com/14239-string-confusion-in-disarray-as-demands-cam-loses-against-verisigns-com String Confusion in Disarray, Domain Incite] Retrieved 25 Sept 2013</ref>