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Domain name allocation and government super-prioritization: lessons learned from the UDRP keep ICANN out of the business of deciding what is or is not a country

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Forrest, HA, Domain name allocation and government super-prioritization: lessons learned from the UDRP keep ICANN out of the business of deciding what is or is not a country, Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law, 18, (1) pp. 1-38. ISSN 1942-6771 (2015) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Governments’ growing awareness of the Domain Name System (DNS), the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), and its stewardship of DNS policy development fuel recent attempts to steer Internet domain name allocation toward policies that prioritize government interests ahead of all other rights and interests, including trademark rights. As the DNS expands, the top level in its hierarchical structure (the level of domains such as ".com" and ".uk") assumes the characteristics and attributes, and therefore also the conflicts and challenges, of its second level (the level of public-registered names). This Article argues that these developments necessitate a new, holistic approach to developing name allocation policy in which established Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) norms are brought to bear in evaluating government claims to name priority beyond the limited scope of the UDRP.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Domain name, internet, trade mark, intellectual property
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Intellectual Property Law
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies
Author:Forrest, HA (Associate Professor Heather Forrest)
ID Code:109363
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Office of Law
Deposited On:2016-06-09
Last Modified:2016-09-08
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