Pending ICANN Litigation:
- DotConnectAfrica Trust v. ICANN and ZA Central Registry (ZACR) - action filed in United States District Court for the Central District of California at Los Angeles (D.C. No. 2:16-cv-00862-RGK-JC) - Interlocutory Appeal filed by ICANN, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Case No. 16-55693 - pending Motion to Reconsider and Vacate Preliminary Injunction, District Court hearing June 6, 2016 - Issue: new gTLD .AFRICA.
- Ben Haim v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Calderon-Cardona v. Democratic People's Republic of Korea; Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Stern v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Weinstein v. Islamic Republic of Iran; Wyatt v. Syrian Arab Republic - action filed in United States District Court for the District of Columbia - Oral Arguments held January 21, 2016, Case Nos. 14-7193 (Lead), 14-7194, 14-7195, 14-7198, 14-7202, 14-7203, 14-7204, in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Washington D.C. - Issue: attachment/garnishment of ccTLDs .IR (IRAN), .SY (Syria), and .KP (North Korea).
Independent Review Processes (IRP), ICANN Status Update, 1 June 2016 (pdf):
According to ICANN, the Independent Review Process (IRP) "is a process by which any person materially affected by a decision or action by the Board that he or she asserts is inconsistent with the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws may submit a request for independent review of that decision or action. (See Bylaws, Art. IV, § 3.) In order to be materially affected, the person must suffer injury or harm that is directly and causally connected to the Board's alleged violation of the Bylaws or the Articles of Incorporation, and not as a result of third parties acting in line with the Board's action."
In addition, there are pending Cooperative Engagement Processes (CEP):
Further info is available at: