ICANN 72 Updates and New Appointments

The entirely virtual ICANN 72 wrapped up today. Our General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch took part in the meeting, which in part focussed on the ongoing discussions and debate of what constitutes DNS abuse and ICANN’s “inaction” on implementing policy recommendations. The next ICANN meeting will likely be a hybrid meeting held in Puerto Rico in March of 2022. Very preliminary …

Food, Fun, and Friendships Formed and Refreshed at ICA’s 15th Anniversary Meetup in Las Vegas!

The ICA’s 15th Anniversary Meetup in Las Vegas recently completed.  The first member meetup as a standalone event in the organization’s history was held from September 19-21 at the Green Valley Resort in Henderson, Nevada, located just outside of Las Vegas. Despite a changing Covid-19 outlook, Kamila Sekiewicz, the ICA’s Executive Director, put together the industry’s first sizable in-person gathering …

For the First Time Ever: A “LIVE” UDRP HEARING!

For the first time ever, you can see a “live” demonstration of how an actual UDRP domain name dispute case is argued and adjudicated. The ICA is very pleased to present in association with the International Trademark Association (INTA) a “moot” or “mock” UDRP hearing. This innovative and lively session will feature three actual UDRP Panelists as they hear a …

ICA Business Intelligence Briefing on ICANN’s Second Round of New gTLDs

Join us for this dynamic session in which our panelists will share their expertise on the next application round for new gTLDs. Are you curious about applying and operating a new generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD)? Or simply want to find out what the second round will look like? Join this panel of seasoned veterans to gain actionable intelligence and guidance on the …

Domain Names and U.S. Income Taxes: The Knowns and The Unknowns

Some of the trickiest issues with domain names involve determining their proper tax treatment. Are domain name purchases held in inventory, expensed, or amortized? If amortized, for how long? How can one appraise a donated domain name? What do you do if you purchase a domain name and a website is included? The ICA is very happy to announce that …

UNDERSTANDING DOMAIN NAME TRANSFER LOCKS

Domain name investors look for security and portability amongst other important factors when selecting a registrar. Locks can sometimes play an important role in securing a valuable domain name. When a registrar locks a domain name upon changing a registrant or changing registrars that may give the registrant time to notice an unauthorized change and better enable the registrar to …

Announcing ICA’s 15th Anniversary Member Meetup on September 19th and 20th!

ICA turns 15 this fall, and we’re thrilled to announce that we hope to be celebrating in… Las Vegas! It was a very close vote, but ultimately, you, our members, decided that you’d like for our first in-person event to happen in Las Vegas. With so many meetings held there in the past, it’ll be fun to reminisce about them as we …