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Manwin Request for IRP
==Manwin Request for IRP==
Manwin Licensing International, the owner of numerous licenses and trademarks for adult oriented domain names such as YouPorn and xTube filed a request for an Independent Review Panel on November 16, 2011. The company claimed that the ICANN Board fall fell short in of addressing important issues such as competition, consumer protection, malicious abuse and rights protection prior in connection with to its approval of the .xxx TLD in favor of ICM Registry. In addition, Manwin alleged that ICANN failed to compel ICM to follow its registry contract and allowed the company to engage in anti-competitive practice and violate IP rights.<ref>
[ YouPorn challenges new gTLDs with review demand]</ref>
On December 2, 2011, ICANN and Manwin. Both parties agreed that ICANN will submit its response statement to the complaint on January 31, 2012 and will nominate their arbitrators on the case. The agreement was made through the [[International Centre for Dispute Resolution]] supervised by Giovanna Micheli, LL.M.<ref>[ Manwin v. ICANN]</ref>

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