Director of Internet Policy and Industry Affairs
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The new gTLD program has been a controversial topic for MarkMonitor customers. Many understandably blame new gTLDs for inflating defensive domain name budgets, creating new environments for cybersquatters and other bad actors and creating new free speech challenges to brand protection with the introduction of gripe TLDs like .sucks. On the other hand, companies have capitalized on the opportunity to secure powerful keyword-rich and hyper-localized domains, like spanish.academy and toureiffel.paris, and have reached new customers with non-Latin character IDNs. Many companies also now enjoy unprecedented security, innovation and control with their own .brand TLD. For better or for worse, new gTLDs... Read More
In an effort to facilitate discussions around issues of trademark protection, malicious behavior and other program details within the new gTLDs, ICANN will be hosting a series of events.   The events are scheduled to occur:  Wednesday, June 24th in Sydney during the 35th ICANN Meeting Monday, July 13th in New York Wednesday, July 15th in London Friday, July 24th in Hong Kong TBD in Abu Dhabi Additional locations are under consideration, as well as a series of topic-specific webinars.   All events are free of charge, but space is limited and preference will be given to first-time attendees to any of the... Read More
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Alison Simpson
With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More