Navigating The New GTLD Landscape

Law360, New York (August 12, 2011, 11:13 AM EDT) -- On June 20, 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) program. This approval has set the stage for a monumental revision of the domain name space. Until now, only a discrete number of extensions, such as .com, .org and .net, existed. However, with the first round of applications opening on Jan. 12, 2012, any entity that can demonstrate the financial, organizational and technical ability can have its own extension (e.g., .mycompany, .product, etc.).

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