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Internationalized domain name process launched November 16, 2009
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Global
  • November 16 2009

Two developments were announced this week that will interest brand owners.


Vanity web addresses available to facebook users: the latest trend in online social networking may be the next big challenge for trademark owners
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Global
  • June 11 2009

In an effort to make it easier for people to find and connect with one another online, social networking provider Facebook, Inc., is offering its users the opportunity to create custom usernames to identify themselves in the URLs for their profile pages.


Brand owners and US government tell ICANN: domain name plan will confuse consumers and hurt US especially in these tough economic times
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • USA, Global
  • March 16 2009

By the time Paul Twomey, President of ICANN, walked out of his office on January 7, 2009, he had received over 300 comments on his organization’s new generic top level domain name (gTLD) plan, many from angry representatives of the world’s top companies and some from the U.S. government, including the Departments of Commerce and Justice.


Deadline extended to submit comments on ICANN’s draft applicant guidebook
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Global
  • December 10 2008

Brand owners that have questions or concerns about the expansion of the world's Domain Name System have been given an additional week to voice objections and request additional information.


Protecting your brand in dot-chaos - overview of the new generic top-level domain name application process and updates from ICANN's November 2008 meeting in Cairo
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Global
  • November 10 2008

Are you concerned about how the upcoming expansion of the world’s domain name system will impact your brand and your budget?


Web free-for-all on the horizon brand owners should begin planning their defensive strategy now
  • Dorsey & Whitney LLP
  • Global
  • October 24 2008

What's that distant sound you hear?