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IP professionals can make a difference online

01-01-2011

Claudio Digangi, Caroline Chicoine and Adam Lindquist Scoville, of the International Trademark Association, underline the importance of making your voices heard on domain name issues.

Claudio Digangi, Caroline Chicoine and Adam Lindquist Scoville, of the International Trademark Association, underline the importance of making your voices heard on domain name issues.

The Domain Name System (DNS) was developed to simplify Internet navigation by mapping easy-to-remember Internet names to numerical addresses. Following the opening of the Internet for commercial use in the 1990s, a new era of global communication and commerce emerged, creating a complex environment for the management of global DNS resources, such as domain names and Internet protocol addresses.

To address these challenges, the United States Department of Commerce held a public consultation and issued a DNS White Paper, or statement of policy, that began a process to privatise the management of these Internet resources. Inherent in the concept of privatisation was the notion that the private sector, including the intellectual property community, would participate in the co-ordination of resources for public benefit and have adequate representation within the organisation’s structure.


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