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.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the global coordinator for domain names on the Internet, will approve thousands of new generic top-level domain (gTLD) names in the next year. One of the most sought after and exciting gTLDs is .MUSIC. This is true for a number of reasons. First, the term “music” has universal appeal. It also lacks a natural plural form to contend with as compared to other potentially troublesome gTLDs such as .LAWYER versus .LAWYERS. Second, it readily appeals to communities of artists and musicians who are eager to adopt new ideas, technologies and ways of connecting with their audiences.