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ICANN 58 in Copenhagen was a largely well-mannered meeting, although not without its share of difficult subjects and disagreements.

Some progress has been made to break the impasse over the treatment of Inter-governmental and International

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There are now well over 100 brands actively using their new dot brand domains to promote their goods and services. The latest release of the Dot Brand Observatory, which is now a complimentary resource, produced by dotStories in collaboration with Verisign and Valideus paints a picture of a vibrant market that is developing significantly. The latest statistics from the Dot Brand Observatory show that:

 
12 March 2017   Read more...

The next ICANN meeting will be in Copenhagen and runs from this coming Saturday, 11 March to Thursday 16 March 2017.  It's the first of the three meetings scheduled for 2017 and as ever, we'll be there representing the interests of brand owners and IP experts. The intricacies of an ICANN meeting may seem of little interest to many outside the Internet community. However there are ongoing discussions that take place here that could have long-term effects, for better or worse, for the IP community. We are sending over a dozen members of the team so we can cover every session for our clients, ranging from those focused on security or technical protocols to discussions on policy.

 
6 March 2017   Read more...

Compared to some past meetings, Hyderabad was subject to relatively little controversy between the various parts of the community. The treatment of Inter-governmental organization (IGO) names and acronyms within new gTLDs remains one such controversy. Both the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) and the Generic Names Supporting Organisation (GNSO) debated internally on matters of structure and their role within the new Empowered Community, which replaces the US Government’s oversight following the completion of the IANA Transition.

 
17 November 2016   Read more...

Mark Carvell, from the UK Government where he is responsible for global Internet governance policy has been elected as one of the vice-chairs of the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN).

 
8 November 2016   Read more...

The work of the Verified Top Level Domains Consortium received a boost this weekend when their website vtld.domains went live. The Verified Top-Level Domains (vTLD) Consortium is an informal, voluntary association of registry operators that have established standards to determine eligibility for domain name registrants. vTLDs continue to gain attention in an age when consumers are more informed about online fraud associated with their personal, financial, and health information. vTLD Consortium registry operators grant domain names only to applicants that undergo a verification process to establish that the applicant is a legitimate entity that is relevant to the specific vTLD.

 

 

 
7 November 2016   Read more...

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