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Conference: ICANN and the New Top-Level Domains

  • Washington College of Law, Warren Building Room NT01 4300 Nebraska Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20016 United States (map)

The AU Internet Governance Lab is partnering with the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at the AU Washington College of Law to organize “ICANN and the New Top-Level Domains,” an afternoon of discussion about the expansion of generic Top Level Domain names (gTLD) and its implication for intellectual property rights and the architecture of the internet.

Join us for a lively conversation with leaders in academia, civil society, and industry followed by a reception.


1:30 PM: Welcome Remarks - Christine Haight Farley (AU Washington College of Law)

1:40 PM: Trademark Protections in the New gTLDs (PANEL)

  • Michael Karanicolas, University of Toronto 

  • Brian King, MarkMonitor

  • Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School

  • Brian Winterfeldt, Winterfeldt IP Group 

  • Mary Wong, ICANN

3:00 PM: Break

3:15 PM: “Walled Gardens:” Should gTLDs Become Private Platforms? (PANEL)

  • Becky Burr, ICANN Board & Neustar

  • Sarah Deutsch, ICANN Board

  • Kathy Kleiman, Center for Information Technology, Princeton University

  • Jeff Neuman, Com Laude/Valideus

  • Mitch Stoltz, EFF 

4:30 PM: Closing Remarks - Patricia Aufderheide (AU School of Communication)

4:35-5:30 PM: Reception