Lawmakers Want Consumer, IP Protections On Web Domains

Law360, New York (August 8, 2012, 3:14 PM EDT) -- A group of lawmakers on Tuesday asked the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers for more information on its program to expand the number of top-level Internet domains and its proposals to root out fraud and trademark violations in the new domains.

The chairmen and ranking members of the House and Senate judiciary committees — Reps. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and John Conyers, D-Mich., as well as Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa — sent a letter to ICANN's interim president, Akram Atallah. The...
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