Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers (ICANN)!
+ Dedicated to keeping the Internet secure,
stable and intero...
Our Changing World!

Internet of Things !
IPV6!

Regionalization!
Localization !

Volume of
Digital Data!

New generic Top...
New gTLDs: Expanding & Transforming
the Internet Ecosystem!

Competition

+ Mature Domain Name Industry
+ Entry into emerg...
A Safer Internet!
New gTLD Program = New Safeguards in the Internet
Trademark Clearinghouse!

Uniform Rapid
Suspension Sys...
Collaboration!
Brands and the New gTLD Program
+ Business and IP experts contributed to the development
of the New gTLD Pr...
RA Specification 13!
Brands asked, ICANN listened
+ Brands want a mechanism to promote and maintain trust
in their TLDs – I...
ICANN Outreach!
Resources for newcomers
+ ICANN Learn – take a class at http://learn.icann.org
+ Newcomers Program – orien...
Thank You!!
Learn more online!
ICANN website: http://www.icann.org/
New gTLD website: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/

!

Me...
Akram Atallah Presentation from 3rd Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress NYC
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This is the presentation Akram Atallah presented at the 3rd Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress in New York City on March 3, 2014. It provides an update on the New gTLD Program.

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Akram Atallah Presentation from 3rd Marketing & gTLD Strategy Congress NYC

  1. 1. Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)! + Dedicated to keeping the Internet secure, stable and interoperable + Coordinates the Internet’s 
 unique identifiers + Follows consensus-driven 
 multistakeholder model + Formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit 
 public-benefit corporation One World. One Internet. + Hub offices in Los Angeles, Istanbul, Singapore and engagement offices globally 2
  2. 2. Our Changing World! Internet of Things ! IPV6! Regionalization! Localization ! Volume of Digital Data! New generic Top-Level Domains!
  3. 3. New gTLDs: Expanding & Transforming the Internet Ecosystem! Competition + Mature Domain Name Industry + Entry into emerging markets + Internet Economy and GDP + Brands operating Top-Level Domains Innovation Choice 4 -  Maintain control of branding -  Foster a better reputation online -  Create new ways to use gTLDs + Correlation between brand name and product or service + Better branding potential for startups
  4. 4. A Safer Internet! New gTLD Program = New Safeguards in the Internet Trademark Clearinghouse! Uniform Rapid Suspension System! A one-stop solution to help protect a trademark across every new gTLD For clear cut cases of infringement, rapid means to suspend a domain name ! Proactive means of protecting rights ! !Sunrise Services! Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure! Claims Services! ! DNS Security (DNSSEC)! ! Verification of data transmitted online ! Addresses instances where a registry operator is complicit in trademark infringement
  5. 5. Collaboration! Brands and the New gTLD Program + Business and IP experts contributed to the development of the New gTLD Program from the beginning -  Policy, Applicant Guidebook, Rights Protection Mechanism Requirements + ICANN’s Domain Name System Industry Engagement Team – we’re here to help! + Brands can help shape policy by engaging with ICANN, in particular the generic Names Supporting Organization -  Registry Stakeholder Group (RySG), Business Constituency (BC), Intellectual Property Constituency (IPC) 6
  6. 6. RA Specification 13! Brands asked, ICANN listened + Brands want a mechanism to promote and maintain trust in their TLDs – ICANN and the community drafted Spec 13 Public Comment Period closed 31 December 2014 + 3 main changes to standard RA: -  Brands permitted to use a single, or limited number of trusted registrars -  Mandatory two year “cooling off” period after a dotBrand gTLD dissolves to avoid consumer confusion -  Exemption from RA Code of Conduct (Spec 9) 7
  7. 7. ICANN Outreach! Resources for newcomers + ICANN Learn – take a class at http://learn.icann.org + Newcomers Program – orientation for ICANN meetings + Fellowship Program – make a difference Internationalization + Remote Participation enhancements + Expansion of Language Services Team Building awareness of new gTLDs across the globe + Global Stakeholder Engagement + Media Outreach 8
  8. 8. Thank You!! Learn more online! ICANN website: http://www.icann.org/ New gTLD website: http://newgtlds.icann.org/en/ ! Meet us in Singapore! ICANN 49 in Singapore, 23-27 March 2014 Meeting Website: http://singapore49.icann.org 9

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