The bill is titled and promoted as a solution for phishing. ICA strongly supports legislation to stop phishing. However, this bill causes great concern about
overreaching trademark protection at the expense of innocent domain
owners. Philip Corwin, Counsel to Internet Commerce Association, is
reviewing the bill to try to separate the good from the bad and there
is plenty of bad. We will publish Mr. Corwin's comments as soon as they
The following is Internet Commerce Association's comments to NTIA for ICANN's Midterm review.
February 15, 2008
Suzanne R. Sene
Office of International Affairs
National Telecommunications and Information Association
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Re: Docket No. 071023616-7617-01; Notice of Inquiry
regarding Midterm Review of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between the
Department of Commerce and ICANN
TO: ICA Members
FROM: Philip Corwin, ICA Counsel
SUBJECT: Public Meeting to Review ICANN Performance
Per the Federal Register notice below, the NTIA will be holding a public meeting in regard to ICANN’s performance under its current Joint Project Agreement (JPA) on February 28, 2008 at the Department of Commerce building in Washington. Admittance is on a first-come, first-served registration basis. ICA members who wish to attend to should advise NTIA ASAP per the instructions below.
Over the last year, Internet Commerce Association has been actively campaigning for ICANN to stop domain tasting. Now word is out that an unlikely player may stop the practice that has led to tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of abusive domain registrations. Is Google planning to take action to bring an end to the abuse of the add/delete grace period that has given our industry a black eye?
The Internet Commerce Association – Promoting and Protecting the Interests of Domain Name Entrepreneurs: An Overview for Members
Below you will find a November 2nd Federal Register Notice of Inquiry posted by the Department of Commerce (DOC). They are conducting an inquiry in regard to ICANN’s compliance with and performance under the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) signed in September 2006, which extended the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DOC and ICANN.
The upcoming ICANN meeting scheduled for October 29-November 2 in Los Angeles will be a unique opportunity to attend an ICANN meeting in the United States. It has been more than six years since a meeting took place in the USA. This opportunity will not recur this decade and is just too good to miss.
Internet Commerce Association Announces Member Code of Conduct Affirming its Commitment to Best Practices
Washington D.C. (Sept. 13, 2007) – The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) today announced it has adopted an eight-point member code of conduct designed to foster and promote fair and ethical business practices in the domain name industry.
A non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) is announcing the launch of its national campaign against Internet fraud. ICA responds to this announcement with the following statement.
There were several issues discussed by the ICANN board, the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), and by many other constituencies meeting in San Juan in late June. One old issue that returned is the question of who has the right to register the names of countries and names “of national or geographic significance”, including names and abbreviations of International Intergovernmental Organizations (IGOs).