Regulatory Rumblings

ANA Sends Letter to ICANN on Proposal Regarding Geographically Related Domain Names

Posted: Oct 21, 2014 12:00am ET

Today, ANA sent a letter to Thomas Schneider, the ICANN Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) Chair, and Peter Nettlefold, ICANN CCWG on Country and Territory Names, asking them to extend the deadline for comments regarding a proposal to expand the GAC’s ability to veto geographically related domain names.

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gTLD Update: Auctions for the New gTLDs; Whether to Trust Industry, Profession, and Geographic gTLDs

Posted: Sep 30, 2014 12:00am ET

While many, myself included, have discussed the uninspiring registration numbers for most of the new gTLDs, there are certain numbers that have been eye-popping: the amounts that are being paid for many of the gTLDs in auction.

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ANA Calls on New York Delegation to Oppose Ad Tax Proposal that could Significantly Impact the State’s Economy

Posted: Sep 29, 2014 12:00am ET

In case you missed it, today Politico Morning Tax and New York Capital Playbook included the letter that ANA sent to all members of the New York Delegation marking the start of Advertising Week in New York.

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ANA Files Comments in Opposition to ICANN’s GAC Proposal

Posted: Sep 12, 2014 12:00am ET

In response to a new and worrisome proposal put forth by the Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), ANA today filed comments in opposition to this overbroad step by the Board.

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ANA Helps Defeat “Local Choice” Threat to Broadcast Advertisers

Posted: Sep 10, 2014 12:00am ET

A recent proposal that would require an a la cart approach to broadcasting and that would have adversely impacted advertisers was successfully combatted this week.

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gTLD Update: The GAC and the Future of the Internet

Posted: Sep 5, 2014 12:00am ET

In shorthand, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) is the entity that controls the rules of the road when it comes to the Internet.

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Update on the Status of Already-Launched gTLDs: Is Anyone Out There?

Posted: Aug 14, 2014 12:00am ET

Because of the explosive growth of the top level domain and secondary level domain system managed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and the potential impacts it may have on trademark holders and advertising, we have asked our general counsel’s office at Reed Smith LLP to provide us periodic updates on the status of developments in this area.

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Time for Data Security Law is Now

Posted: Aug 13, 2014 12:00am ET

Data security is an increasingly important issue for advertisers around the globe.

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The Fight against Amortizing Advertising

Posted: Aug 5, 2014 12:00am ET

The House Ways & Means Committee’s Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures held an important hearing last week to discuss the proposed tax reform plan from Committee Chairman Dave Camp (MI-4).

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Comprehensive Tax Reform More Likely Now Than Ever Before

Posted: Jul 25, 2014 12:00am ET

Corporate tax inversions are grabbing headlines.

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