23 Apr '13, 2am

University of Houston Law Center professor sees Internet domain name expansion as major test: [news release] T...

[news release] This summer, a number of new domain names will likely start appearing on the Web. Generic names such as .apple, .home, .app, .vegas or .music could join such stalwarts as .com, .net and .org. ICANN, a non-profit organization charged with administering the system, has been considering the expansion for several years. University of Houston Law Center professor Jacqueline D. Lipton spoke on the topic last weekend at the Second Annual International Intellectual Property Law Scholar's Roundtable at the University of San Diego. Lipton sees the new system as a significant test in the development of innovative systems for global governance of commerce and free speech. "The new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) process is unique in legal and political terms in several respects," Lipton said. "It is the first time ever that words and phrases have been auctioned off to t...

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