On 19 March 2019, the European Union adopted Regulation (eu) 2019/517 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 March 2019 on the implementation and functioning of the .eu top-level domain name and amending and repealing Regulation (EC) No 733/2002 and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 874/2004, otherwise known as the .eu Regulation.
As its name indicates, … Continue Reading
Midnight 1 October 2016 was a historic moment in the history of the Internet with ICANN, a non-profit organization, finally taking control of the global domain name system (DNS). The U.S. government’s contract to perform the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) functions (the IANA contract) has expired. Whilst the U.S. certainly invented the underlying technology (with British computer scientist … Continue Reading
Posted by David Taylor and Daniel Madden, Paris office
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) successfully launched the application process for new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) on 12 January 2012. The application period for new gTLDs closed on 30 May 2012. On 13 June 2012, ICANN published the details of the applied for new gTLDs, along … Continue Reading