12
Sep

ICA’s Letter to ICANN’s Ombudsman on his Response to NameCheap’s Request for Reconsideration

During ICANN’s public comment period on lifting price caps on .org domains, over 3200 people submitted comments, overwhelmingly opposing price cap removals. ICANN however, seemingly ignoring these comments, has granted PIR the right to raise prices on .org domains. In response, NameCheap, a well-known domain registrar, has submitted a Request for Reconsideration to ICANN. Yesterday, ICANN’s…

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21
Aug

ICA Advises ICANN Board to Support Existing Protections for International Organizations

ICA’s recommendation is that while IGOs and INGOs should have effective access to rights protection mechanisms which reasonably meet their unique requirements not to submit to national courts, no new procedure is required because they can use the UDRP. Read the full letter: Letter to Mary Wong re GNSO Policy Development Process on IGO-INGO Access…

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5
Jul

ICA Webcast – Does WIPO have the answer to post-GDPR whois access for the secondary domain name market?

ICA will be holding a public webcast, with Michael Palage and Frank Cona, developers of the “WIPO Model” for post-GDPR access to non-public Whois data. Michael and Frank will present the model and answer your questions on WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, at 1 pm EST. Registration is now open. The webinar is open to anyone interested in…

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3
Jul

ICA Asks ICANN for Explanation of .org Decision

ICANN’s decision to execute the new .org Registry Agreement despite overwhelming public opposition is greatly concerning to stakeholders and raises serious questions about the so-called “bottom-up multi-stakeholder model”. We have some questions. We put the questions into the attached letter to Cyrus Namazi, Vice-President of the Global Domains Division, the group at ICANN responsible for…

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30
Jun

ICANN IGNORES STAKEHOLDERS AND REMOVES PRICE CAPS ON .ORG DOMAIN NAMES

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is profoundly disturbed by ICANN’s decision to remove price caps on .org domain names despite the groundswell of opposition from stakeholders. On June 30, 2019, ICANN advised that it had executed a renewal agreement with Public Interest Registry and the renewal agreement. This was despite a nearly unprecedented public outcry…

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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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