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Notes from the Senate new gTLDs hearing

Notes from the Senate new gTLDs hearing Kevin Murphy , December 8, 2011, 19:04:11 (UTC), Domain Policy The US Senate’s Commerce Committee held a hearing into ICANN’s new generic top-level domain program today, following pressure from the Association of National Advertisers. It must have been a busy day on Capitol Hill. Not only was the hearing delayed by 45 minutes, but when it did begin only four or five Senators showed up to speak. Committee chair Sen. Jay Rockefeller put his head through the door just long enough to deliver a prepared statement, leaving Sen. Amy Klobuchar to lead the rest of the hearing. It was a relatively subdued and hurried affair that heard for the most part some extremely well-worn arguments about the potential benefits and risks of new gTLDs. Nevertheless, the hearing did generate a few headline moments. These are my first impressions. Rockefeller...

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