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Amazon calls for end to ‘.amazon’ gTLD stand-off; demands prompt action to end dispute with governments
  • World Trademark Review
  • Global
  • September 13 2017

Amazon has called on ICANN to "immediately approve" its application for the '.amazon' gTLD, noting that prompt action is necessary because "there


SSAC gives the thumbs down to the use of emoji in domain names
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Global
  • September 6 2017

Emoji, the pictorial symbols typically presented in a colourful cartoon form, are nowadays being widely used on smartphones, in chat, in email


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Global
  • September 6 2017

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


Three Key Takeaways from ICANN 59 in Johannesburg
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Global
  • July 21 2017

ICANN 59, the most recent public meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), took place in Johannesburg, South Africa


Navigating Domain Names and Social Media Platforms for Brand Owners
  • Al Tamimi & Company - Advocates and Legal Consultants
  • United Arab Emirates
  • July 17 2017

Internet presence and social media presence is all important for brand owners in today’s brave new world of consumers clutching their mobile phones


gTLD Sunrise Periods Now Open - June 2017
  • Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox PLLC
  • Global, USA
  • July 3 2017

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


Key Topics to Follow During the ICANN 59 Policy Forum in Johannesburg
  • Mayer Brown LLP
  • Global
  • June 19 2017

The 59th international meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) commences on June 25, 2017, in Johannesburg, South


Brands Containing “Geographic Terms” May be at Risk In The Next gTLD Round
  • Winston & Strawn LLP
  • Global
  • June 16 2017

Does your or your client’s brand contain a “Term of National Significance”? If it contains a word that matches a geographic place, or feature name


Navigating changes in the internet landscape and staying ahead of the curve
  • McCarter & English LLP
  • Global, USA
  • May 18 2017

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a not-for-profit entity tasked with coordinating the functions of the Internet


Why .AFRICA will succeed where others have failed
  • Inventa International
  • Africa
  • May 17 2017

It is increasingly becoming clear that many of the newTLD’s launched since 2013 are not viable as a business. While there are some notable exceptions