Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New gTLD Domain Names, Conflicts of Interest

Extract: "Ethics Fight Over Domain Names Intensifies - New York Times March 18, 2012: "The Commerce Department ...warned the organization [ICANN] that it needed to tighten its rules against conflicts of interest or risk losing a central role.... ICANN has come under heightened scrutiny because of an initiative to increase vastly the number and variety of available Internet addresses. Under the plan, which ICANN is putting into effect, hundreds of new “top-level domains” — the letters like “com” that follow the “dot” in addresses — are set to be created".


  • To participate in a Sunrise Period, Brands should submit their trademark data into the Trademark Clearinghouse and check its calendar;
  • Trademarks can register a .INTERNATIONAL domain name with GoDaddy;
  • Promoting new domain names to the right target requires time: contact Jovenet Consulting.

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