Accountability and Transition in ICANN’s New gTLD Program

August 16, 2016

Bringing accountability to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the little known yet hugely significant global regulator of the Internet domain name system, is always a significant victory. ICANN is currently expanding new top level domain names (TLDs) beyond familiar TLDs such as .com and .edu to hundreds of new domain names under the new gTLD Program. These TLDs involve high-profile public interests and are valuable resources, with companies competing to pay tens of millions of dollars at auction to win the right to be the Registry Operator.

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