The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is a non-profit advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers.
Monitoring and resolving legal
Who we are.
Founded in 2006, the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is a non-profit trade organization representing domain name investors, website developers and related companies. The ICA is made up of responsible businesses and individuals who have joined together to improve public confidence in Internet commerce.
Based in Washington D.C., our mission is to promote and share best practices among participants in the domain name industry and to educate consumers, policy makers, law makers and the media about the value and benefits of direct navigation traffic and the domain name industry.
Our Vision and Goals. The Internet Commerce Association brings together a diverse group of individuals and companies that own, buy, sell and develop domain names. The ICA promotes the value and benefits of Internet traffic and direct search by conducting a concentrated effort to educate advertisers of the value and exceptional conversion rate compared with paid traffic sources.
ICA Board Members
Vision & Goals
The Internet Commerce Association brings together a diverse group of individuals and companies that own, buy, sell and develop domain names. The ICA promotes the value and benefits of Internet traffic and direct search by conducting a concentrated effort to educate advertisers of the value and exceptional conversion rate compared with paid traffic sources.
Industry Policies & Regulations
We will carefully watch and participate in the development of rules, laws and regulations pertaining to the Internet as well as the dispute resolution process established by ICANN. The ICA respects trademarks and opposes intentional infringement, but believes that there be a balance between a domain owner’s interest in the valuable intangible rights comprised in a domain, as well as their fair use right to free expression, and trademark owner’s rights. We will promote fairness through our legislative agenda and we will communicate regularly with one voice on behalf of our members in Washington, D.C. and with governments around the globe.
Engage the Media
Our association will continuously engage the media with the goal of educating Internet consumers about the value of domain names to both individuals and businesses alike and why an open and free market for the exchange of domains is criticial to maximizing national economic value. Our association’s strength lies in our diverse membership and their vast collection of experience and wisdom. Our goal is for the spirit of entrepreneurship to flourish and for our members to prosper by their participation in the Internet Commerce Association.
The ICA is a non-profit funded by members with interests in the domain name industry. Our members consist of businesses and individuals who are domain owners, domain investors, domain service providers, domain name brokers, website owners, and other interests related to the domain name industry.
Become a Member
All membership levels include access to ICA email alerts, member webinars, and other important updates from ICA counsel and membership, the ability to vote in board elections, the opportunity to highlight your support of domain owner rights with ICA Member website badges, and recognition in the ICA Member Directory. Membership also demonstrates your commitment to the ICA Code of Conduct. Most of your membership contribution may be tax deductible, as described below.
2As a volunteer-run organization, you can be assured that 100% of your contribution goes to pursuing the ICA’s mission. Our lean-and-mean approach means that every dollar spent supporting the ICA is another dollar helping domain owners team to counter the IP community’s narrative against domain investors specifically, and domains generally, by setting forth accurate information about our industry and working for recognition and preservation of domain registrant rights.
3 The ICA has several membership levels. Additional recognition, access, and benefits are available at higher membership levels. Corporate membership levels begin at the Bronze Membership level.
Gold Membership: $10,000 – $24,999 USD
Silver Membership: $5,000 – $9,999 USD
Bronze Membership: $1,000 – $4,999 USD
Individual Membership: $600 USD or $50 per month
Member: $300 USD or $25 per month