Collected news and opinion about the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, the domain name business, Internet governance, and miscellaneous other cyberlaw topics for Aug. 27, 2014.
C Greenway to @chrisdisspain: No current #IANAsteward transition proposals at #PP14. But reg'l prep mtgs not finished yet. #auIGF— Samantha Dickinson (@sgdickinson) August 27, 2014
Yes and no. Yes, it’s possible that proposals urging the International Telecommunication Union to wade into the IANA transition discussion will be raised in Busan. But, no, they won’t go anywhere because – among other reasons – they have not been discussed in any of the preparatory meetings leading up to the Plenipot.
ICANN’s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) yesterday published the agenda for the Sept. 4 council meeting. Leading matters that may see action are:
The text of all motions are available here.
I will highlight on this blog as many examples as many examples of .brand TLD usage as come to my attention. Name choices for second-level domains and email addresses within .brand TLDs are uncharted territory. Here, at register.gop, the Republican Party puts out a call for people to register as Republicans. The domain seems short enough to catch type-in traffic and memorable enough to find its way into speeches and television spots.
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