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Important ANA Action in Regard to GTLDs and ICANN

ANA has written to the President of ICANN and the United States Department of Commerce expressing our concern with ICANN’s recent approval of a program that will vastly expand the availability of Generic Top Level Domain Names (GTLDs).  If enacted, this program would allow the purchase of new GTLDs including nearly any word or phrase, even names of brands.  This, in turn, could allow domain brokers, competitors, or cybersquatters to register GTLDs, including the brand names of your companies.  ANA fears that this new program will put enormous financial burdens on member companies in protecting their brands.

We will be working on this issue extensively in the coming months, and we are asking for our members' help and input as we move forward.

For more information, including a video blog from ANA's President and CEO Bob Liodice, please visit our ICANN page.

Legislative and Regulatory Issues Tracking

ANA's Washington, DC office works to protect the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers.   The scope of legislation, regulations, and court cases impacting the marketing community continues to be extremely broad, extending to issues as diverse as online privacy, prescription drug advertising, restrictions on the tax deductibility of advertising costs and the regulatory powers of the Federal Trade Commission.

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Compendium of Legislative, Regulatory and Legal Issues

ANA's Washington, DC office plays a leading role in protecting the ability of all marketers to communicate effectively with consumers. At the end of each year, we prepare a Compendium which describes our efforts on the broad range of issues we have faced. 

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Alliance for Family Entertainment

The ANA Alliance for Family Entertainment (AFE) is a coalition of national advertisers, supported by the ANA, which represents almost 40% of all U.S. television advertising dollars..

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ANA and the American Association of Advertising Agencies (4A’s) conduct broadcast talent negotiations with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) through the Joint Policy Committee, or JPC.

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