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ICANN Makes Hundreds of New gTLDs Available as of 2012

By AMY G. MARINO & ROBERT C. VAN ARNAM ICANN OPENS UP HUNDREDS OF INTERNET DOMAIN NAME ENDINGS WHICH WILL GREATLY EXPAND WEBSITE POSSIBILITIES FOR BOTH BRAND OWNERS AND POTENTIAL INFRINGERS. The Board of Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has just approved a plan to significantly...

Paul D. McGrady, Jr., on the New gTLDs

ICANN is developing a framework to launch new gTLDs, and we can expect that the next twenty-four months will be a time of great change for the Internet and for brands as a result. The new gTLDs represent challenge, cost, risk and possible reward. Are you ready for the new gTLDs? In this Analysis, Paul...

Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione: New gTLDs Approved by ICANN

As of January 12, 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Board of Directors will allow applications for the new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). ICANN considers these additions to the Internet as its number one priority. The introduction of these new gTLDs, after...

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP: ICANN Application Period Now Open for New Generic Top-Level Domains

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 its planned application periods for new generic...

E-Gold Mine Rush?

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 gave our fashionista readers a head's up on looming...