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The Changing Domain Name Landscape and New gTLDs

September 30, 2011 • Paris, France


The domain names landscape is poised to change dramatically. On 20 June 2011, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the not-for-profit organization responsible for coordinating the Internet addressing system, approved a proposal to allow companies and organizations located anywhere in the world to apply to operate an Internet domain name ending - known as a generic top level domain name (gTLD) - that corresponds to just about any word or phrase, including an organization's name or brand.

The one-day seminar at ICC Headquarters on the Changing Domain Name Landscape and New gTLDs will take a close look at this application process, as well as the opportunities and challenges generated by the availability of the new gTLDs and IDNs, from a business-to-business perspective. Experts brought together by ICC - which provides input into ICANN - will advise participants on what they can do right now to prepare for these new developments. What management strategies can they adopt to reduce exposure to security risks, fraud and trademark abuse? And what new enforcement and dispute resolution procedures is ICANN proposing to make available to them?

Bart Lieben and Flip Petillion will speak at this event.

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