Amazon Registry is hiring for their legal department. The job title? Corporate Counsel, IP. While the focus is intellectual property it's firmly focussed on domains: We are looking for a talented attorney to support our intellectual property efforts in our rapidly growing and evolving company. Counsel will support the Amazon Registry Services business on a broad range of … [Read more...] about Amazon Registry is Hiring: Corporate Counsel, IP
Big companies hold huge portfolios of domain names. We aren't talking about a few hundred domain names, but in many cases literally thousands of domain names. While most of the big companies rely on specialised domain registrars to look after their domain registrations, they often have internal staff who deal with the day to day management of their domains. Amazon is one of … [Read more...] about Domain Geek? Amazon Are Hiring A Domain Portfolio and Risk Control Program Manager
Over the last few months one of the areas of attention in the new TLD project has been "closed generics". I've written about this several times in the past and I've also raised the issue in as many fora as possible. Yesterday ICANN published a letter they'd received from Google with respect to several of their new TLD applications. Whereas Google had made it clear … [Read more...] about Google Does The Right Thing Opening Several Closed Generic Applications
The debate surrounding "closed generics", which we've covered several times in the past, has attracted a lot of attention in recent weeks. At the centre of the debate were a number of new TLD applications from large companies including Google, Amazon and others. Google had stated that they planned to establish a number of domain extensions and operate them as "walled … [Read more...] about Google Bows To Pressure On Closed Generics
Some pretty big companies are beginning to show an active interest in ICANN's new TLD project. The most recent of them is bookseller Barnes & Noble. The letter, which is available both on the ICANN website and below, is quite narrow and pointed in its scope and focusses on the perceived competition issues with Amazon's bids for several "closed … [Read more...] about Barnes & Noble Weigh In On Amazon’s New TLDs
I'm on the record multiple times over the last few months for my opinions on "closed generics". I first posted about it here back in June of last year: Big Brands Trying To Corner Generic Namespaces? Since then I've sent several letters to ICANN (supported by many others) and have been quoted and referenced in several articles on the subject including Politico.com: … [Read more...] about 5 Reasons Why Closed Generic New gTLDs Should Be Opposed
Trying to make sense of the nearly 2000 new TLD applications is not something that anyone can do quickly. Sure, you can look at the list and see who has applied for what, but it's only when you actually read the "public" part of their submission that you can get an insight into their plans. Let's call a spade a spade. If a big brand wants to get its own TLD then it's pretty … [Read more...] about Big Brands Trying To Corner Generic Namespaces?