The Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is hosting a half-day conference on ICANN and the New Top-Level Domains at American University Washington College of Law on February 25, 2019.
We are in the midst of an historic expansion of internet domain names with more than 1200 new generic top-level domains (“gTLDs”) now competing with <.com>. This 5000% increase in gTLDs is the biggest change to the internet’s domain naming system in thirty years (and more are coming soon!). Accompanying these new gTLDs, are new and innovative–but little known–IP rights protection mechanisms. These developments could have a profound impact on the rights of IP owners, domain name registrants, and the public, and on the architecture of the internet.
To register, view the agenda, or live webcast visit the website.