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October, 2009

  • 15 October

    INTA testifies against gTLDs and ICANN

    At a congressional hearing last month regarding ICANN’s new gTLD system, International Trademark Association (INTA) President Richard Heath testified against the new program. Using the current 21 gTLDs as examples, Heath argued that allowing unlimited generic extensions would increase consumer confusion, decrease Internet security and safety, tarnish brands, and increase …

September, 2009

  • 17 September

    ICANN receives letter of concern from Congress

    Two high-ranking Republicans from the House Judiciary Committee– Lamar Smith, R-TX, and Howard Coble, R-NC– sent a letter to new ICANN CEO Rod Beckstrom this week expressing concern about the new gTLD system and the expiration of the JPA, slated to occur in less than two weeks. The two expressed …

August, 2009

  • 6 August

    More updates on call for U.S.-ICANN relationship

    In a letter sent out on August 4, two Democratic congressmen called for a permanent relationship between the United States government and ICANN. Since the event made news yesterday, more details about the situation have emerged. The letter published by the congressmen calls for the following to occur at ICANN: …

  • 5 August

    Congressmen call for permanent ICANN relationship

    With less than two months of ICANN‘s Joint Project Agreement with the United States Department of Commence remaining, two key House members are calling for permanent government involvement in the organization. House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman, D.-Calif., and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher, D-Va., made a statement regarding …

June, 2009

  • 5 June

    ICANN Gets a Dressing Down from Congress

    ICANN CEO Paul Twomey went to Congress today for a scheduled hearing on its performance and future relationship with the U.S. government. The non-profit organization received a battering of criticism from congressmen on a number of issues. Republican Cliff Stearns of Florida attacked ICANN for its $7 million surplus. He …