The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) and its sister organisation FairWinds Partners are taking a dual approach to dealing with new gTLDs.
CADNA has asked ICANN to give more consideration to brand owners and announce a second application period for new gTLD applications as they consider brand owners to have their backs against the wall. 7249
ICANN has been summoned to appear before the House Judiciary Committee who will hold a hearing called ICANN Generic Top-Level Domains (gTLD) Oversight Hearing. Getting the short straw from ICANN to appear has been Kurt Pritz, who will front a committee that seems mostly to have the ear of intellectual property interests. 3501
Melbourne IT has published the results of a survey that has found its corporate clients are divided on their response to the introduction of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs). Issues raised in the survey included the branding advantages of new gTLDs, however these were balanced by concerns of costs and the added complexity for some clients. 2202