For those of you following, breath bated, developments regarding ICANN’s New gTLD Program, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is holding a full committee hearing on the domain name expansion on December 8 at 10:00 AM ET in 253 Russell Senate Office Building, and also via webcast. Witnesses have not yet been announced. A similar hearing was conducted earlier this year by the House Committee on the Judiciary, which was certainly exciting but which ultimately led to little. Now that the gTLD train is barreling forward, more excitement should be in store. The Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is led by Committee Chairman John D. Rockefeller IV (D-WV) and Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX).
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