One of the four applicants for the .RADIO gTLD, BRS Media, is claiming “ICANN’s Governmental Advisory Committee has a ‘direct conflict of interest’ over the gTLD,” reports Domain Incite. The issue comes about from another applicant, the European Broadcasting Union, having observer status at the GAC. 8787
A hitlist of 30 websites and 970 individuals - many linked to organised crime - are being targeted in an investigation into the sale of unauthorised or fake tickets for the London Olympics that start at the end of July. 8636
British police have "closed around 2,000 sites set up by criminals and purporting to sell luxury goods, and are monitoring hundreds of others that have popped up on the web with the [Olympic] games in mind," The Guardian reported.
There are not many organisations in the world that are as vociferous in their control of their trademarks as the International Olympic Committee. With the London Olympics scheduled for 2012, the IOC has issued social media guidelines for participants and other accredited persons. 3609
There has been a lot of interest in the international media regarding the International Olympic Committee's disclosure "that some of its officials had struck a deal with Beijing organisers, allowing the Communist authorities to block sensitive internet sites" as reported by The Times. 1612