It may be August, but we're still here, tracking the top stories about Domain News for this week, August 1-7, 2013.
We discuss the .AMAZON New gTLD application and the role of the Government Advisory Council in making decisions about geographic TLDs, the recent decision concerning the Legal Rights Objection for .MUSIC, .MAIL, and more.
Years in the making, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) is finally expected to release thousands of new generic top level domain names (“gTLDs”) for the Internet this year. As can be expected, the process has not been without controversy and some confusion. Specifically, the applications for .AMAZON have raised concern over domain names that function as a company name and also have significant alternative meanings/relevance in common language, geography or culture.