- New gTLD database
[nib] ICANN names independent objector for new gTLDs
ICANN has named the independent objector for its new gTLD process. Professor Alain Pellet will act "solely in the interests of the public who use the global Internet" by lodging objections to applications for new Internet extensions that he feels are "objectionable". Pellet is a leading European lawyer and was a member of the United Nations International Law Commission from 1990 to last year. He has also been a lawyer at the International Court of Justice [full bio]. The job of Independent Objector was created to tackle concerns there would be applications for offensive Internet extensions that no one was in a position to object to, such as dot-nazi.