21 June 2013

New gTLDs and Trademark Clearinghouse

A fitting title below to the new gTLDs scheme--

Insane in the Do-main: The New gTLDs and the Trademark Clearinghouse | Field Law - JDSupra: "ICANN (the entity that essentially controls the worldwide domain name system) is in the final stages of processing approximately 1,900 applications for new gTLDs (generic Top Level Domains – like ".com") many of which are expected to come online in 2013. Some of these applications are private brands, like .ford and .audi, while some generic gTLDs will likely only be used only by the owner – e.g. Safeway and Walmart have both applied to own .grocery. Many are also non-english names, and/or in non-western script, like (Samsung). Click here to view the whole list. Excluding all the private and esoteric new domains, that still leaves 1,000+ non-private, new, english-language gTLDs, including, to name a few: .eco, .bank, .hotel, .apartments, .app, .porn, .art, .beer, .wtf, .sucks, .lawyer, .doctor, .engineer, .soccer, .university, .gay, .dog, .forsale, .education, .giving, .hockey, .mba, .medical, .school, .science, .sex, .soccer, .sports, .technology – and the list really does go on and on (and on). . . ." (read more at the link above)

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