gTLD expansion ahead
ICANN yesterday explained that it will reshape the domain name system by allowing any business to register global top-level domains (gTLDs) and introduce new domains that contain only non-Roman characters
We are trying to anticipate and avoid as many of the pitfalls as possible, said Tim Cole, chief registrar liaison for ICANNthe not-for-profit body that regulates Internet domain names. ICANN is creating a dispute resolution process that will enable trademark owners to oppose applications for new gTLDs.
Cole (pictured above) acknowledged the concerns of trademark holders, saying: The IP community has insisted that we do a better job of compliance and we are doing so. He pointed out that last week ICANN issued its first breach notice...
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