IP: 3 tips for navigating ICANN’s new gTLD roadmap

The implications of the new domains go beyond trademark infringement concerns

In our last column, we warned of traffic jams and detours ahead for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers’ (ICANN) New Top-Level Domain Program following, its big reveal of the more than 1,900 generic top-level domain (gTLD) applications it has received. And so it goes. Once again, in what looks dangerously like a developing pattern, ICANN recently published a roadmap for its controversial program.

Where we are now, and where are we going?

How do we get there from here

For now at least, ICANN has designated a roadmap for its process. Companies should develop and implement their own roadmaps for influencing the outcome of any applications that could impact their businesses.

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Daniel Frohling

Daniel D. Frohling is a partner in the Chicago office of Loeb & Loeb LLP, where he leads the firm’s gTLD Development and...

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Melanie Howard

Melanie Howard, senior counsel with Loeb & Loeb LLP in the firm’s Los Angeles office, focuses her practice on intellectual property law, including litigation, counseling...

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