November 2012


November 29, 2012 3:53 PM | Posted by Aikman-Scalese, Anne | Permalink
This year the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers ("ICANN") received over 1900 applications for new generic Top Level Domains ("gTLDs").  (A Top Level Domain refers to the string of letters to the right of the "dot" such as dot com, dot net, or dot info.)  Currently there are 22 of these as well as over two hundred country code domains, e.g. (dot)us.  As part of this effort to launch an unlimited number of new gTLDs, ICANN had put in place a procedure whereby governments who are members of its Government Advisory Committee (the "GAC") could issue an "Early Warning" as to any new gTLDs they oppose or feel should have conditions attached before launching. read more