Domain Name Rights and Registration - ICAAN
Securing Valuable Domain Name Rights
Domain name rights are allocated on an international basis by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Number (ICANN).
Actions taken by ICANN can affect:
International Public Image
Generally, there are two points in which a business or government agency may interface with ICAAN:
Domain Name Disputes: Most domain name disputes are resolved by turning the domain name over to the rightful trademark holder. ATL attorneys are adept at swiftly securing trademark rights and resolving domain name disputes.
Acquiring a new "Generic Top Level Domain Name" (gTLD): A generic top-level domain (gTLD) is an internet domain name extension with three or more characters. It is one of the categories of top-level domains (TLDs) in the Domain Name System (DNS) maintained by ICANN. Examples of current gTLDs are ".com," ".org," or ".gov" at the end of website addresses.
Under the auspices of ICANN, internet namespace is about to change. ICANN's new gTLD program is currently accepting registrations for the public-at-large to apply for new gTLDs.
The Office of OMB is holding regular meetings to assist government agencies in assessing the need to develop internal procedures for protecting international domain name rights.
Our Domain Name Registration Team:
ATL has a team of attorneys who monitor developments affecting domain name disputes and registrations.
Points of Contact: