With the Internet ecosystem ever evolving, the ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) community has been busier than ever—launching new generic top-level domains (gTLDs), implementing new Rights Protection Mechanisms, gathering data on the domain name marketplace in view of the new gTLDs, planning for the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority’s (IANA) stewardship of key Internet resources and enhancing ICANN accountability in view of this impending shift in the governance.
Please join us as Brian Winterfeldt, the co-head of Mayer Brown’s Global Brand Management and Internet Practice, and several leading industry experts address key takeaways from the ICANN55 meeting in March:
- Updates on the new gTLD program, particularly the continuing progression of applications and new gTLDs from the 2012 application round
- New gTLD program reviews, including the planned review of all rights protection mechanisms, the study of the Trademark Clearinghouse and planning for subsequent new gTLD rounds
- An update on the IANA transition and ICANN accountability and how these issues may impact brand owners and registry operators
- Progress of the proposed replacement of the WHOIS system by next-generation registration directory services
- Top anticipated issues to track leading up to ICANN56 in Helsinki in June 2016
- Ideas and best practices for brand owners and other interested stakeholders to continue ICANN engagement in 2016 and beyond
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