ICANN and law firm web domain names – introducing .law
The new .law web addresses will go on sale to accredited lawyers and law firms during the summer of 2015. What makes a registration for a .law address different from the other familiar top-level domain names, such as .com or .org, which can be used by virtually any organization, is that applicants for web addresses ending with .law will have their legal credentials checked upon registration and renewal.
.law will officially launch in August 2015.
Lou Andreozzi, former Chairman of Bloomberg Law and CEO of LexisNexis North American Legal Markets, has been named CEO of .law by Minds + Machines. Minds + Machine was granted an exclusive license to market the new generic top level domain .law by Internet Association for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) which governs Internet domain assignments or as the company says in a recent announcement – “namespace”.
For more information on Mr. Andreozzi and .law, you can read a post from the DeweyB Strategic blog here . This post includes the full text of the press release issued by Minds + Machines.
More information on .law from the ICANN website is available here.