On December 8, 2008, we published an IP Update regarding the proposal for new Generic Top-Level Domain names.

Given the large number of substantive comments that were submitted, ICANN has determined that the proposals require additional analysis by an “Implementation Recommendation Team" (see ). This Team has been directed to “synthesize the comments received in this area, and, with input from the broader community, including WIPO, propose solutions.” The Team will be “comprised of an internationally diverse group of persons with knowledge, expertise, and experience in the fields of trademark, consumer protection, or competition law, and the interplay of trademarks and the domain name system to develop and propose solutions to the overarching issue of trademark protection in connection with the introduction of new gTLDs.” The Team has been directed by ICANN “to solicit input from the interested constituencies prior to its first session to ensure broad community input at the outset of its work, … distribute its draft report by 24 April 2009 to interested members of the community for comment, and [] produce a final report to be published no later than 24 May 2009 for consideration by the ICANN community at the Sydney meeting.”