November 10 – Washington Post
By Hayley Tsukayama
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers answered criticism from the Association of National Advertisers, saying that its new top-level domain program adequately protects trademarks and prevents fraud.
The ANA sent a letter to ICANN on Aug. 4, saying that the program was harmful to intellectual property holders because the wide range of new TLDs would force them to buy their brands and invest in several domain names. The association also raised questions about whether ICANN followed its own procedures before approving the program in June.
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