ICANN shuns governments and mark owners to approve new gTLDs

ICANN’s board has approved the expansion of the generic top-level domain (gTLD) space. The board rejected advice from the world’s governments, including their recommendations regarding trademark protection, and announced that ICANN will accept applications for new gTLDs from January 2012. In a typically abstract statement, ICANN’s president said the change will “serve all of mankind”.

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