Lawmakers Question ICANN on Plan for New Domains

Several U.S. lawmakers urged the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers to back off on a plan to offer an unlimited number of new generic top-level domains until concerns about trademark protections and other issues can be addressed. Members of a subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee questioned ICANN Chief Operating Officer Doug Brent about why the organization continues to move forward with its plan to sell new generic top-level domains, or gTLDs.

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