Are there going to be new generic top level domains available in the future?
What is a domain name? Is it the same as a company name?
Yesterday marked the sunrise launch of the .porn and .adult generic top-level domains (gTLDs), which join .xxx in the top-level domain name space as gTLDs targeted mainly at online purveyors of adult entertainment. ...more
ICANN’s new Generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) program has been in full swing for over a year now, so it seems an apt time to examine some statistics as to how brands are engaging with new gTLDs, utilizing the Trademark...more
In This Issue:
- Scammers Still Be...Scamming
- Contests – Check Rules Before Offering!
- Catalogs as Specimens
- gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
- Excerpt from Scammers Still Be...Scamming:
As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain name) have launched their "Sunrise" registration periods. Please see our...more
Expansion of the domain name system -
ICANN (the organisation that coordinates internet domain names) is in the process of expanding the domain name system by introducing hundreds of new global Top Level Domains...more
Despite a deluge of seminars, conferences, newsletters, blogs and email reminders over the past year or so, many companies and public figures are just waking up to the reality of the massive expansion of the Internet domain...more
Phoenix business law firm's Intellectual Property attorney Maria Crimi Speth discusses top level domain names and their future availability. She then talks about what business owners should do to prepare for this....more
The Internet continues to expand, as the rollout of new Generic Top Level Domains (“gTLDs”) by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) continues. Now is a good time to make sure that your brand...more
“It’s happening – the biggest change to the Internet since its inception” is how the president of ICANN’s Generic Domains Division has described the new gTLD Program being implemented by The Internet Corporation for Assigned...more
The next wave of domain-name barbarians is gathering outside the gates. Here’s what you need to do now to keep your trademarks, and your e-commerce, safe.
Almost every business has had to deal with cybersquatters –...more
The time is upon us. After years of anticipation, lobbying for delays and more robust trademark protections, and otherwise steeling themselves against the oncoming tide of new, generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), brand...more
In This Issue:
- PAGING MR. CHARBUCKS:
Someone once said that the American legal system guarantees every corporation its decade in court. That came true with a vengeance for two corporations whose 12-year-long...more
Website domain names as we know them will look dramatically different now that the menu of Internet domain name suffixes is expanding. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) recently released the...more
Last year, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) received over 1,900 applications for new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), including multiple applications for popular domains like .app, .inc, .art,...more
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) is the organization that oversees domain names worldwide. It recently began accepting new applications for expanding the number of generic top-level domains...more
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body tasked with coordinating and preserving global Internet stability, is embarking on its largest expansion ever of the domain name system. Last week, on...more
The new Generic Top - Level Domain (gTLD) expansion program developed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) includes a Trademark Clearinghouse (TMCH), which was set to go into effect beginning...more
Everyone navigates the Internet. It is the new Grand Commons of society – the place for communication, commerce and information. Web sites populate and inform the internet. Every web site has a domain name such as...more
As we have discussed at length, over the next couple of years several hundred new generic top-level domain names (gTLDs) such as .family, .home, and .toys are expected to be introduced into the domain name system. The...more
ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) plans to launch the first of the registries associated with the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in mid-2013.
In association with the launch, ICANN is...more
On January 12, 2012, ICANN, the authority responsible for management of the internet domain name system, launched the new, expanded, gTLD program, which we reported on here. As implementation moves forward, we want to keep...more
As ICANN moves toward its expansion of Internet top-level domains, trademark owners should consider strategies to protect their brands.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has announced the...more
You have likely heard by now that the Internet is about to get substantially bigger and more complex, with potentially treacherous consequences for brand owners. This past fall, we wrote a chapter covering this issue in...more
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