Bloomberg Law Reports' Technology Law newsletter published an article by Doug Isenberg about ICANN's expansion of the global top-level domains (gTLDs). The article, titled "Dot Games," was published on February 29, 2012. In the article, Isenberg provides an overview of the problems created by the new gTLDs and writes, "ICANN has moved forward with this expansion despite loud opposition from trademark owners and even some in the U.S. government." The article also says:
There’s no reason to think that ICANN’s domain name expansion will lead to anything other than an expensive cyber-orgy as speculators, investors, marketers, brand owners and lawyers all fight for a piece of the dot-pie – while companies and consumers continue to get harmed and ultimately pay the price as the costs of doing business online increase.
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