Posts Tagged: icann


Protect Your Rights Online: Understanding ICANN’s New gTLDs and RPMs

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the California-based nonprofit public-benefit organization with authority over the global Internet’s system of unique identifiers, e.…
By Claudio DiGangi
4 months ago 1

5 Mistakes Businesses Make with Trademarks and Brands

Although running an early-stage startup is exhilarating, do not let your brand name protection be swallowed up by all the excitement. Neglecting to properly secure a trademark …
By Roderick O'Dorisio
12 months ago 0

Trademark Enforcement Implications of Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The WHOIS database provides technical information about the date of creation and expiration of a domain, as well as contact information for the registrant of a website, …
By Jennifer Theis
1 year ago 1

The GDPR In Full Effect: What Will Happen to WHOIS?

It has been a long time coming, but the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is almost here. This new privacy regulation requires substantial changes to the collection …
By Iris Rigter
2 years ago 5

The New Generation of Multi-Level Internet Real Estate

2014 witnessed dramatic expansion in Internet Domain Names. To brand owners, each new TLD multiplies the opportunity for the unscrupulous to cybersquat, typosquat, infringe and dilute their flagship …
By Scott Austin
5 years ago 1

A 2015 IP Policy Outlook

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) will keep copyright high on the Judiciary Committee’s agenda in the 114th Congress. Given that Chairman Goodlatte has already …

Why Brands Need to Pay Attention to Unregulated Domains

The ‘.bit’ domain, a new decentralized domain structure, has secured a small but loyal following, and could one day change the way brands operate online. .bit registrations …
By Monica Talley
5 years ago 5

U.S. Commerce Department Announces Plan to Accelerate Transition to Private Management of the Domain Name System

The immediate practical consequences for domain-name registration while the transition proposal is developed are likely to be limited. Nevertheless, while the Department's current DNS stewardship is not …

WIPO Director General Says its Time for Legal Digital Marketplace

Looking forward to an intermediate and longer-term horizon, Gurry explained that Member States should seize the moment to work toward establishing a legal global digital marketplace to …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 5

Internet Power Grab at World Conference on Telecommunications

Many countries came to the WCIT to genuinely solve problems with access, infrastructure, security issues related to phishing and other challenges. And some countries wanted to maintain …
By Carol Permentier
7 years ago 15

The New GTLDs and What it Means for Your Organization

If your organization identifies generic or geographic terms relevant to your industry or consumer base, such as .bank, .kids, .music, or .nyc, consider registering second level domain …

More Cybersquatting on the Horizon with Launch of New gTLDs

On January 12, 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, more commonly known simply as ICANN, began accepting applications for new gTLDs. Until March 29, 2011, entrepreneurs, businesses, governments …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 2

ICANN to Begin Accepting Applications for New Generic Top Level Domain Names (gTLDs) in 2011

In June 2008 ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), a non-profit technical coordination body for the Internet's name and numbering systems, made headlines when it …
By Monica Talley
9 years ago 3