ICANN’s board meeting in Singapore today voted to launch new top level generic names: apparently 13 voted for, 1 opposed and 2 abstained. Currently, gTLDs there is a closed system, confined to 22 different types such as .com, .info, .biz etc. Under the new plan, there won’t be any limits on what can be the top level domain. Thus, if Sony wanted to launch its own top level domain such as .sony or.. Read More
World Trademark Review is running an online survey to gauge understanding of ICANN’s proposed new gTLDS and get some insight into what people are doing to prepare for these. If you are a trademark professional or in “marketing”, participate here.
Further to yesterday’s post, ICANN has released: v4 of the draft Applicant’s Guidebook; and an Economic Framework for the Analysis of the Expansion of Generic Top-level Domain Names; and two “snapshots”. The materials are open for public comment until 21 July. Lid dip: Marty The Economic Framework and snapshots can be downloaded via here. Try not to be cynical: this is about giving people who missed out on registering their domain name in.. Read More