It comes as no surprise to us that the launch of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) has created a robust opportunity for cybersquatting – the bad-faith registration and use of domain names confusingly similar to existing trademarks. In fact, the rollout of new gTLDs has been accompanied by a steady stream of media coverage about
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As established at the Know Your Net new top-level domain (TLD) public awareness campaign launch, CADNA is firm believer in the multistakeholder model of Internet governance. Governing such a complex system, laden with opportunities and challenges, requires diligence and creativity from everyone, including businesses, technology companies, Internet users, and policymakers alike. Know Your Net is our way of contributing to the
By Anjali Hansen, Deputy General Counsel at the Council of Better Business Bureaus For more than 100 years, Better Business Bureau has been helping consumers find businesses, brands and charities they can trust. Nearly 400,000 businesses have earned the BBB Accredited Business seal by pledging to uphold the BBB Standards for Trust. In addition, more
By Leslie Nettleford, Associate General Counsel, AARP In the Office of General Counsel, we monitor and protect the AARP brand by requiring that infringing companies and individuals cease and desist unauthorized use of the AARP brand. Our goals are to: protect AARP’s valuable trademarks; minimize consumer confusion; and educate regarding appropriate brand usage One of
Read Josh Bourne’s (CADNA) response to the Internet Commerce Association regarding potential cyber crime and gTLD concerns.