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Starting an Online Business / CLE Webinar - ICANN's New Top-Level Domain Names Part 3: Will the New Top-Level Domain Names Result in a Horse Race To Get There First?

By Paul D. McGrady, Jr., Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig / Author, McGrady on Domain Names Well, there's not going to be a horse race because there's a three-month application window and there is, at least the way the applicant guide book is written today, no benefit to being the first application...

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...

New Internet Age is Around the Corner: Soon You May Be Able to Have Your Own Top Level Domain

On June 20, 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") approved a new policy that would allow anyone to apply for a new generic Top Level Domain (gTLD). Currently, there are 22 gTLDs, like .com, .org, .net and others. Soon, there may be hundreds. The application...

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...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: New gTLDs to Appear as Early as 2012

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 process for the new generic top level domains ("gTLDs"...

Duane Morris LLP: Inception of the Online Red Light District: ICANN to Launch Top-level Domain Extension This Fall

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 industry with websites that are sexually oriented...

Duane Morris LLP: Inception of the Online Red Light District: ICANN to Launch Top-Level Doman Extension This Fall

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 industry with websites that are sexually oriented, but not illegal or fraudulent...

Ballard Spahr LLP: Is Your Brand EXXXposed? Sunrise Period To Block .XXX Domain Registrations Begins Soon

By Troy E. Larson The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which governs the domain name system for the Internet, approved the September 7, 2011, launch of the controversial .XXX top-level domain. The new domain is intended to provide the adult entertainment industry with...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: UPDATE .XXX Domain General Availability Starts December 6, 2011

By Brian Gregg As of December 6, 2011 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will begin offering .xxx domain registrations to the general public. The registry will be operated by Florida-based ICM Registry (ICM), the company that first applied for the .xxx domain in...

Williams Mullen: ICANN Under Fire on Eve of New GTLD Release

BY: AMY G. MARINO The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) plans to accept new applications from January 12, 2012 to April 12, 2012 for hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, e.g., .com, .net, .org), in the wake of recent urging from the Department of Commerce...

Foley & Lardner LLP: ICANN Accepting Applications for New Generic Top Level Domain Names

By Toni Y. Hickey and Andrew Baum The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began accepting applications for new generic top level domain names (gTLDs) on January 12, 2012. ICANN is accepting applications through April 12, 2012 and expects to receive approximately 4,000...

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...

John McKeown and Jim Davis on ICANN's New gTLDs

On this edition, John McKeown of Cassels Brock in Toronto and James Davis of Arent Fox in Washington, D.C. discuss ICANN's expansion of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs) and what it means to brand owners. Copyright© 2012 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Visit...

John McKeown and James Davis Update the Application Process for ICANN's Expansion of Generic Top-Level Domains: What Brand Owners Need to Know

On this edition, John McKeown of CasselsBrock in Toronto and James Davis of Arent Fox in Washington, D.C. provide an update on the application process for ICANN's expansion of generic Top-Level Domains (gTLDs). They review the current timeline and what lies ahead for brand owners. Copyright©...

1286 Applications for Top Level Domain Names - Reveal Day Delayed

By John McKeown of Cassels Brock ICANN's online application system was taken offline on April 12, 2012 in order to protect applicant data. A technical issue in the system allowed some users to view a limited number of other users' file names and user names, in certain scenarios. ICANN...

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC: Why Wait To Register? Trademark registrations are quickly becoming the only cost effective means to defend brands online

By Brian P. Gregg Investing in a trademark registration is becoming the only effective means for defending a brand online at relatively modest costs. Business owners who do not own federal registration for their trademarks are seeing their ability to protect their marks on the Internet shrink at the...

Kenyon and Kenyon LLP: New gTLD Trademark Clearinghouse Opening March 26, 2013

by Michael Kelly and Michelle Mancino Marsh The new generic Top-Level Domain ("gTLD") program will soon be bringing a flood of diversity to the internet's domain name system. Over 1,900 new gTLD applications have been submitted for gTLDs such as ".apple," ".shoes...

Foley & Lardner: ICANN Opens Trademark Clearinghouse as Part of Imminent Domain Name Expansion

With the launch of possibly hundreds of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) on the horizon, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will open on March 26, 2013 the Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), in which brand owners can record their trademarks. The TMCH is a centralized...

Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman Announces Seminar on Fashion, Technology and the Internet

NEW YORK -- The law firm Cowan, Liebowitz & Latman will hold its ninth annual breakfast seminar for the Fashion Industry titled " Fashion, Technology & the Internet-Opportunities and Challenges " It will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Harvard...

New Possible Domain Names

CanadaFashionLaw took a sneak peek at the newly applied for TLDs to see how the landscape of the internet could be changing. With close to 2000 applications, CanadaFashionLaw thought it would be useful to see how the online fashion and retail landscape could change. We take a look at the generic TLDs...

YourTrademark.Anything -- Trademark Protection in the Age of the Limitless

Excerpt: Get ready for the next great land rush, because the Internet is about to expand. Top-level domains, now restricted to 22 variations like .com, .edu, .net and .gov will soon be limitless. Companies have already petitioned ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) for...

Current Problems, Future Needs, and the IANA Transition: ICANN and What To Do About It

ICANN is responsible for coordinating the Internet's systems of unique identifiers, including the systems of domain names and numeric addresses used to reach computers on the Internet. This article addresses three important topics: (1) abuse of the domain name space and ICANN's role, (2) need...