• Trademark Protections & Options in the gTLD Expansion
  • April 9, 2015
  • Law Firm: Staas Halsey LLP - Washington Office
  • The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) has worked towards expanding the generic top-level domain (“gTLD”) field for over a decade. Increasing the number of gTLDs means an increase in the number of available web addresses. A gTLD is the string of characters that are to the right in a web address; such as at staasandhalsey.com, the “.com” is the gTLD and the “staasandhalsey” is the sub-domain. ICANN has so far successfully delegated 417 new gTLDs to applicants out of the 1930 original applications.