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3
May

ICA Comment Letters Regarding Proposed Renewal of .biz and .asia Registry Agreements

In addition to the previously submitted comment letters on the .org and .info registry agreements, the ICA has also submitted comments to ICANN on the .biz and .asia registry agreements. ICA Comment on Asia Proposed RegistryAgreement Renewal ICA Comment on biz Proposed Registry Agreement Renewal  

1
May

PIR .ORG REGISTRY DOESN’T RULE OUT PRICE HIKES

In a statement released today, PIR, the operator of the .ORG domain name registry, did not rule out the possibility of substantial price hikes on .org domain names if its new proposed contract is approved by ICANN. In response to the thousands of objections submitted to ICANN by individual registrants, charities, religious groups, community organizations,…

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30
Apr

Selected Public Comments submitted in response to the Proposed Renewal of the .Org Registry Agreement

A Selection of Comments Submitted in Connection with the Renewal of the .Org Agreement These are a selection of notable comments from the over 3,000 comments submitted in response to a request for public comment on the terms of the proposed renewal of the .Org agreement.  We have highlighted some phrases in bold and where…

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30
Apr

ICA Comment Letter Regarding Proposed Renewal of .info Registry Agreement

Those following the ICA, know we have recently submitted a Comment Letter to ICANN opposing their proposal to eliminate price caps on .org domains. We have now submitted a similar letter opposing the same for .info domains. You’ll find our official comment letter here. ICA Comment on Proposed .info Renewal Agreement  

26
Apr

Groundswell of Opposition Emerges Against Unlimited .ORG Pricing

It is three days before Comments close on ICANN’s proposal to eliminate price caps on .ORG domain names, and the community of organizations is making their voices heard! At the time of writing this post, there are over 1,867 Comments – all opposing the elimination of price caps. This is a striking number of Comments…

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23
Apr

Say “No” to Unlimited Price Increases on .Org Domains! Use this Easy Form for Submitting Comments.

The ICA has created an easy-to-use Form for you to submit your objections to ICANN regarding its proposed removal of all price caps on .org domain names. The form offers several possible objections to the terms of the agreement.  You can select the ones that most closely match your concerns.  The form will then create…

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15
Apr

auDA Management Rejects Wrongful Attempts to Prohibit Domain Name Investment in Australia

The Internet Commerce Association (the “ICA”) Congratulates Australian Domain Investors on the rejection of certain Proposed Policy Changes in the Australian namespace which would have had a detrimental effect on domain name investors and on the Australian namespace. On April 15, 2018, auDA management responded to the Policy Review Panel’s Final Report and Recommendations (the…

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11
Apr

ICA Comment Letter Regarding Proposed Renewal of the .org Registry Agreement

ICANN has recently announced that it intends to eliminate price caps on .org domains in the new registry contract. Under the new terms, the registry could increase prices on registrations to an unlimited amount, provided that they give advance notice. ICANN also preemptively added URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension) to the new contracts, despite the RPM…

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9
Apr

ICA Recommendations to the auDA Board: Reform of Existing Policies & Implementation of Direct Registration

auDA, the Australian registry, is considering some dramatic policy changes, one of which attempts to potentially devastate domain name investing in Australia. While auDA has never had domain name investment-friendly policies, these new proposed changes make things decidedly worse and threaten the very existence of investment in Australian domain names. The ICA views this as…

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12
Mar

ICA Member Profile: Andrew Rosener

Andrew Rosener is an industry leading Domain Broker and is currently acting as CEO of MediaOptions.com, a boutique domain acquisition & brokerage firm. Media Options started off as a one-man operation and has grown to become one of the best know domain brokerages in the industry, completing tens of millions in domain names sales for…

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