Coalition Formed to Oppose ICANN’s New gTLD Program

Comprised of 87 associations and companies, CRIDO (Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight) announced yesterday their formation.

According to a joint press release with the ANA (Association of National Advertisers), CRIDO is committed to aggressively fighting ICANN’s proposed program citing its deeply flawed justification excessive cost and harm to brand owners likelihood of predatory cyber harm to consumers and failure to act in the public interest a core requirement of its commitment to the U.S. Department of Commerce.”

While there is opposition to ICANN’s New gTLD Program the launch is still set to occur in approximately 2 months. Consequently companies should now be in the final stages of devising their strategies based upon careful assessments of the opportunities and risks associated with the new gTLD Program.”