Brand management in the internet age: new options, new concerns

Starting in 2012, the Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) began to revolutionize the internet with the release of a vast number of new top-level domain spaces. While most attorneys, and indeed the general public, are familiar with many of the commonly-used TLD spaces (e.g., .com, .net, .edu,), with the launch of well..
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Squatters swoop on Google “.xyz” names in wake of Alphabet

Google chose a “.xyz” name for Alphabet. The company’s not the only buying Google-related .xyz domains. Thousands of people flocked to acquire a “.xyz” website name this week following the surprise news that Google is folding itself into Alphabet, a new holding company that has ABC.xyz as its website. These registrants, for the most part, appear to..
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