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New Internet Generic Top-Level Domains - Getting Them and Disputing Them

January 2010 - Intellectual Property. Legal Developments by Walder Wyss Ltd.

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Beginning in 2010, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will launch its new Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) program. A ‘top level domain’ is the extension that consists of three or more characters at the end of an internet address, such as .com, .org or .info. The new gTLD program will allow private and public entities to apply for the gTLD of their choice, expanding the 21 gTLDs in operation today to a potentially unlimited number.

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