GAC stands firm in standoff over gTLD protections for IGOs

The debate over additional rights protection mechanisms for IGOs and INGOs in the expanded gTLD space has been hotly contended. While ICANN’s New gTLD Program Committee has voiced opposition to protection for IGO acronyms, the GAC has issued a communiqué reiterating its position that such mechanisms are necessary. INGOs may wish to take the lead themselves rather than wait for the ICANN process to play out.

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