An explosive expansion of the Internet’s domain name system is creating new challenges for businesses that rely heavily on connecting with customers and other businesses online. The system is expanding from 22 generic top-level domain names—including standbys like .com and .net—to more than 1,000. New suffixes such as .online, .credit, and .web will join the fray.

This expansion provides fertile ground for cybersquatters and fraudsters to wreak havoc, with damaging consequences for legitimate businesses. The new suffixes also create opportunities for data security breaches and a potentially confusing landscape for consumers.


In this webinar, Ballard Spahr attorneys will address:

  • Practical strategies for protecting brands in the expanded new gTLD universe
  • How the new domain name system will affect companies' data security
  • Steps companies can take now to protect against the new security threats


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET | Webinar


Hara K. Jacobs
Intellectual Property

Troy E. Larson
Intellectual Property

This program is open to Ballard Spahr clients and members of industry. There is no cost to attend. This program is not eligible for continuing education credits.

Please register at least two days before the webinar. Login details will be sent to all approved registrants. For more information, contact Lisa M. Prickril at

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Consumer Financial Services

Intellectual Property
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