ICANN's Expansion of Top Level Domains

December 8, 2011

253 Russell Senate Office Building

SCom: CommunicationsWASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation announced today a full committee hearing on ICANN’s (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) expansion of top level domains.  In January 2012, ICANN will begin allowing interested organizations and companies to apply for additional top level domains.  This hearing will examine the merits and implications of this new program and ICANN’s continuing efforts to address concerns raised by the Internet community.

Please note the hearing will be webcast live via the Senate Commerce Committee website.  Refresh the Commerce Committee homepage 10 minutes prior to the scheduled hearing start time to automatically begin streaming the webcast.

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Majority Statement

  • Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV

    U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

Witness Panel 1

  • Mr. Kurt Pritz

    Senior Vice President
    Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
    Pritz Testimony (267.57 KB)
  • Ms. Fiona Alexander

    Associate Administrator, Office of International Affairs, National Telecommunications and Information Administration
    U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Mr. Dan Jaffe

    Executive Vice President, Government Relations, Association of National Advertisers
    Coalition for Responsible Internet Domain Oversight
    Jaffe Testimony (390.89 KB)
  • Ms. Angela F. Williams

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel
    Young Men’s Christian Association of the United States of America
  • Ms. Esther Dyson

    New York, NY
    Dyson Testimony (63.07 KB)