URS: fit for purpose or time to upgrade?

By Brian J Winterfeldt and Emily Murray

In the nearly four years since its debut, the Uniform Rapid Suspension System has not experienced high take-up or indeed praise. As ICANN reviews current rights protection mechanisms, the time for analysing and suggesting improvements to the URS is now

In 2012 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) launched an application programme to expand the Internet beyond the traditional top-level domains (TLDs). Through this new programme, which allowed organisations to submit character strings of their own choosing to operate as internet registries, ICANN received over 1,900 applications for more than 1,400 distinct new TLDs.

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