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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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"...
By Mark A. Steiner
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
By Ashlee Froese of Keyser Mason Ball LLP
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...
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...
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©...
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.
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...
by Michael Kelly
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...