The author demonstrates how problematic the convergences between Internet technology, the demands of a burgeoning e-market, and trademark laws have created a myriad of issues in international governance of domain names. While the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) has been tasked with resolving some of the most problematic information ownership issues in e-commerce, she demonstrates that current changes in domain name registries ignore the real world problems posed by these convergences.
Christine Haight Farley, Convergence and Incongruence: Trademark Law and ICANN's Introduction of New Generic Top-Level Domains, 25 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info. L. 625 (2008)