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Change is on the Virtual Horizon

It has been a busy year for ICANN, the organization responsible for the creation and implementation of domain names.  In April, ICANN approved the long disputed and controversial .XXX extension.  A few weeks ago, ICANN also finally approved the new generic top level domain (gTLD) program.  These developments present a number of issues for trademark owners and … Continue reading »

BEGINNING OF THE END OR JUST A NEW BEGINNING: The expansion of the gTLD space and the revised Draft Application Guidebook

The end is near, or at least nearer, for those who have been following ICANN’s proposal to expand the generic top level domain (“gTLD”) space.  On June 1, 2010, ICANN released the fourth version of the Draft Applicant Guidebook [available at http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/dag-en.htm] setting forth the procedures and requirement for applying for a unique gTLD.  Public … Continue reading »

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BEGINNING OF THE END OR JUST A NEW BEGINNING: The expansion of the gTLD space and the revised Draft Application Guidebook

The end is near, or at least nearer, for those who have been following ICANN’s proposal to expand the generic top level domain (“gTLD”) space.  On June 1, 2010, ICANN released the fourth version of the Draft Applicant Guidebook [available at http://www.icann.org/en/topics/new-gtlds/dag-en.htm] setting forth the procedures and requirement for applying for a unique gTLD.  Public … Continue reading »

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