2009 Brand Owner Domain Name Roundtable

1:00PM – 2:00PM | July 24, 2009 | Beaverton, OR

Cybersquatting continues to grow at a phenomenal rate; the domain name space may open up to include an unlimited number of new Top Level Domains, such as .SHOPPING and .FOOD; and ICANN, the organization responsible for establishing policies and managing the day-to-day operations of the Internet’s domain name system, continues to push forward with policies that are contrary to brand owner interests and harmful to consumers.

“ICANN’s push to expand gTLDs could have a direct and significant financial impact for companies like Nike,” said Jim Carter, General Counsel for Nike, Inc.

Knowing how to protect and promote brands online is more difficult now than ever before, and brand owners can benefit from sharing in each others’ knowledge of what works, what doesn’t, and what needs to be done to prevent these problems in the first place.

Nike, as a member of the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA), invited brand owners to meet at their world headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon on July 24 at 10 AM discuss how brands can proactively and reactively curb online infringement.

We would like to express our appreciation to all who helped make our July 24 event such a success, with a special thank you to our host, NIKE, Inc.