AAF Government Report

September 9, 2011

Clark Rector Jr., Executive Vice President – Government Affairs

ICANN Moving Forward with Domains

The Internet Corporations for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) continues to move forward with its plan to allow for a virtually unlimited amount of new top level domains, despite overwhelming opposition by the advertising and business communities. Top level domains are the part of a web address to the right of the dot (.com, .org, .net, etc.). AAF President James Edmund Datri released a strongly worded statement opposing the proposal. AAF was an early opponent of the plan, participating in comments in December of 2008 warning ICANN of significant problems with the proposal.

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