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Risks involving intellectual property rights violations exist for license holders on both the top level as well as the second level.
- Trademark issues at the top level need to be addressed in the applicai-ton process by a corresponding complaint or separate application.
- Trademark issues are avoided by using the appropriate Sunrise period, or after subsequent discussions, existing trademark laws.
- ICANN evaluation fee of $185,000.
- Additional costs for project management, engineering and legal services - mostly one-time fees that may total $400,000.
- Additional costs for third-party appeals totaling $10,000.
- Annual operating costs: yearly ICANN fee of $25,000 plus infrastructure, insurace, etc. totaling between $150,000 and $300,000.
Internet addresses are separated by periods and strings of characters.
For example, the web address www.newdomains.org is made up of individual components and described from right to left:
- Top-level domain: org
- Second-level domain: newdomains
- Third-level domain.www
This string is assigned to a unique IP address by the Domain Name System (DNS) over which Internet traffic is handled. ...click for more
In June 2008 ICANN decided that, in the future, it should be possible to register a wide variety of gTLDs and that the number of these possibilities should not be limited. A regularly-updated FAQ about the new gTLD program is available here. ...click for more