Rockefeller Letter Likely Won't Affect ICANN's Plans
June 28, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT
Law360, New York (June 28, 2013, 5:30 PM EDT) -- On June 26, 2013, Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W. Va., chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, wrote a letter to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers imploring ICANN to implement safeguards and protections in its program to greatly expand the number of generic top-level domains. It seems highly unlikely, however, that such a letter will have any effect on the new program.
By way of brief background, ICANN is the nonprofit organization essentially charged with creating and modifying the rules of...