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McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: New gTLDs to Appear as Early as 2012
Posted on 10 Aug 2011 by McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

By Brian Gregg At its June 20, 2011 meeting in Singapore, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) voted nearly unanimously to approve the long awaited Applicant Guidebook. That decision starts the clock on the application... Read More

ICANN Board Directs Staff to Launch New Top Level Domain Applications in May of 2011
Posted on 5 Nov 2010 by Paul D. McGrady, Jr.

Over the last several years, ICANN 1 has been working on a process by which the domain name space can be expanded. Currently, ICANN has approximately twenty generic top level domain names (or gTLDs as they are called) under its umbrella. The most well... Read More

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: ICANN Application Period Now Open for New Generic Top-Level Domains
Posted on 30 Jan 2012 by Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery

By Alisa C. Simmons As first reported in June, ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers that administers Internet domains) has liberalized the generic top-level domain system. Earlier this month, ICANN opened the first of... Read More

Duane Morris LLP: Inception of the Online Red Light District: ICANN to Launch Top-level Domain Extension This Fall
Posted on 23 Aug 2011 by Duane Morris LLP

By Mark A. Steiner Background The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is set to launch the new .XXX (dot-triple X) top-level domain (TLD) extension this fall. The intended users are those in the adult entertainment... Read More

E-Gold Mine Rush?
Posted on 30 Jan 2012 by Ashlee Froese

By Ashlee Froese of Keyser Mason Ball LLP As the internet becomes an increasingly pervasive marketing tool for fashion companies, it's hard (and not very business savvy) to ignore developments on the internet. Previously, CanadaFashionLaw... Read More