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ICANN’s RPM’s Inadequate to Prevent Cybersquatting in the New gTLDs

Global - April 6 2018 It has been a busy week for cybersquatters in the new gTLDs. What is a new gTLD? Those are new top level domain names that ICANN launched a couple of…

ICANN Wants to Grab New gTLD Auction Proceeds to Pay for IANA Transition

Global - March 14 2018 GDPR is not the only hot topic at the ICANN 61 meeting in Puerto Rico. Discussion of ICANN’s financial condition has taken up a significant fraction…

Slow to No Progress on GDPR Issues at ICANN 61

Global - March 12 2018 ICANN is meeting this week in Puerto Rico. What is the hottest topic? GDPR, of course. Earlier today, ICANN’s CEO and General Counsel joined other…

Absence of WHOIS May Lead to More Litigation

Global - March 9 2018 As I mentioned last week in a prior post, ICANN has published its Interim Compliance Model for WHOIS in order to comply with Europe’s GDPR law. In…

Interim GDPR Compliance Model Light on Details for Brand Enforcement

Global - March 1 2018 Last night, ICANN published its Interim GDPR Compliance Model for how to treat WHOIS data in light of the upcoming GDPR enforcement deadline this May…