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# [[The DotGreen Community, Inc.]], the organization is led by [[Annalisa Roger]], co-founder and co-Chair of the San Francisco Regional Chapter of [[ISOC]]. [[Neustar]] will provide the technical back-end registry solutions.<ref>[http://www.dotgreen.org/about-us/ About Us]</ref> It is associated with the [[Dot Green Foundation]]. This applicant submitted a [[PIC|Public Interest Commitment]], which can be downloaded [https://gtldresult.icann.org/application-result/applicationstatus/applicationdetails/1799 here].
===DotGreen Withdrawl===The DotGreen Community, Inc announced on Oct 11, 2013 that the company withdrew their application for the .green string. The startup was facing a 4-way private or ICANN auction, which it stated was not in the financial means nor in the interests of the company.<ref>[http://domainincite.com/14695-dotgreen-calls-it-quits-with-impossible-gtld-auction-looming DotGreen Calls it Quits, Domain Incite] Retrieved 13 Nov 2013</ref> ==GAC Early Warning===
The Representative of the Czech Republic issued a [[GAC]] Early Warning to all applicants but [[The DotGreen Community, Inc.]]. The warning system is noted as a strong recommendation on behalf of national governments to the [[ICANN Board]] that a given TLD application should be denied as it stands. Applicants are encouraged to work with objecting GAC members.<ref>[http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/applicants/gac-early-warning GAC Early Warning, NewgTLDS.ICANN.org] Retrieved 27 Nov 2012</ref>
The Cezh warning is of the belief that none of the other 3 applicants are prepared to act in the global public interest with the .green TLD, and can not aid and be a part of the green, sustainable movement as the [[The DotGreen Community, Inc.]]. The warning regards the latter's application as highly respected and widely supported, and the others as seemingly disinterest attempts by portfolio applicants. "These 3 applicants are applying for .green as a TLD string amongst many others they are are applying for. They are probably less prepared than Dot Green Community, Inc. to play an active participatory role in the Green movement of community in either a local or global manner. They are not recognized by leaders in the Green Movement, as evidence that there were no positive comments of supports issued for their applications.<ref>[https://gacweb.icann.org/download/attachments/22938690/Green-CZ-24661.pdf?version=1&modificationDate=1353453395000 Green CZ, GACweb.ICANN.org]Retrieved 27 Nov 2012</ref>
===European Commission Communiqué===
The [[European Commission]] flagged all applicants for .green outside of ICANN's defined remediation processes.
The Commission specifically notes that this objection is not a part of the GAC Early Warning process, and goes on to note that "the Commission does not consider itself legally bound to [ICANN] processes," given that there is not legal agreement between the two bodies.<ref>[http://domainincite.com/docs/20121127093808906.pdf DomainIncite.com/Docs] Published 27 Nov 2012, Retrieved 11 Dec 2012</ref><ref>[http://domainincite.com/11130-europe-rejects-icanns-authority-as-it-warns-of-problems-with-58-new-gtlds Europe Rejects ICANNs Authority As it Warns of Problems with 58 New gTLDs, DomainIncite.com] Published 27 Nov 2012, Retrieved 11 Dec 2012</ref>
===TLDH & $15mm Auction Funding===
On February 26 2013, [[Top Level Domain Holdings Ltd.]] announced that it had entered into a funding agreement worth $15 million to be used in the case of auction for a specific unnamed TLD. The investor will not receive ownership of the TLD but a share of future revenues. TLDH did not name the TLD that the funds are directed for, and it is in 11 head to head contentions and 12 featuring more than one contender.<ref>[http://domainnamewire.com/2013/02/26/tldh-gets-up-to-15-million-for-a-single-top-level-domain-name-auction/ TLDh Gets 15 Million for A Single Top Level Domain Name Auction, DomainNameWire.com] Published and Retrieved 26 Feb 2013</ref>

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