• The Internet Landscape Is About to See a Drastic Transformation - Are Your IP Rights Protected?
  • June 15, 2012 | Author: Patrick M. Horan
  • Law Firm: Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP - Philadelphia Office
  • Currently, there are roughly two dozen internet extensions available for general use by the public. The most common of these gTLDs, or generic top-level domains, are .com, .edu, and .org. Despite relatively little change in this area in the first quarter century of the internet age, the number of these gTLDs may soon see a sharp increase into the hundreds or even thousands. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”), the agency charged with assigning and administering internet addresses and domains, has now lifted most of the rules which have historically restricted the creation of these extensions.