Up in the air: the implications of gTLDs


Jonathan Cohen

Up in the air: the implications of gTLDs

While the new gTLD programme continues apace, the outcome of many things is still uncertain, as Jonathan Cohen explains.

The Internet and business communities have been heavily involved in the process at ICANN, which is expected to lead to the introduction of a very large number of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), starting in 2013.

Various intellectual property associations, in particular the International Trademark Association (INTA), IP lawyers, and many large famous brand companies have been attending ICANN meetings or following them closely for the past few years.

These groups make comments to the ICANN board of directors themselves or through ICANN constituencies to express their wishes and concerns relating to the addition of so many new gTLDs (such as .shop, .art, .sucks, etc).

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