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Domain names: the foundation of online business
  • Baldwins
  • New Zealand
  • March 1 2017

Domain names are an essential element to creating a strong online brand identity. How should you go about selecting the right domain name and

Italy: Alternative dispute resolution proceedings involving ‘.it’ domain names in 2016
  • Bugnion SpA
  • Italy
  • March 1 2017

Last year 32 cases involving domain names in the country-code top-level domain (ccTLD) '.it' were decided through alternative dispute resolution

India: Should domain names receive the same protection as trademarks?
  • RNA IP Attorneys
  • India
  • March 1 2017

Views differ as to whether domain names should be treated as trademarks. A domain name's function is to identify the owner and origin of the goods

Russia: Resolving domain name disputes and doing business online in Russia
  • Gorodissky & Partners
  • Russia
  • March 1 2017

Domain names started off purely as technical tools for identifying Internet Protocol addresses on the Internet. However, they have evolved into

gTLDs: The luck of the .IRISH
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Ireland, Global
  • February 23 2017

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched the application process for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) in January

INTA Conducts Impact Study on Costs to Brand Owners of New gTLD Program
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Global
  • February 15 2017

As the growth of the new generic top-level domain (gTLD) space has resulted in a corresponding need to adjust and broaden domain name enforcement

gTLDs: Negative feedback for controversial “free speech” TLD
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global
  • November 7 2016

The controversial generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) .FEEDBACK was launched in late 2015 by the Registry Operator Top Level Spectrum, Inc. (TLS

gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - October 2016
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
  • Global
  • November 1 2016

As first reported in our December 2013 newsletter, the first new generic top-level domains (gTLDs, the group of letters after the "dot" in a domain

Business critical and valuable domain names - French government stresses importance of registry Lock
  • Hogan Lovells
  • France
  • October 11 2016

The French National Cybersecurity Agency (ANSSI - Agence Nationale de la Sécurité des Systèmes d’Information) has recently launched an information

US Senate Holds Hearing on IANA Stewardship Transition and Its Impact on “Internet Freedom”
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Global, USA
  • September 23 2016

On September 14, 2016, the US Senate Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Oversight, Agency Action, Federal Rights and Federal Courts (the