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20
Jul

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…

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12
Jul

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…

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29
Jun

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…

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17
May

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…

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30
Mar

ICA Member Event – The Domains of Brand Naming

We’re excited to invite our members to another ICA Member Event, The Domains of Brand Naming. The event will be hosted by Catchword’s senior strategist, linguist and co-founder, Laurel Sutton, and creative director, Erin Milnes, experts in linguistics and brand naming! Among other topics, you’ll hear about what brand names are, what they can (and…

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18
Mar

ICA STATEMENT ON NOMINET’S EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

On Monday, March 22, 2021, Nominet, the United Kingdom’s registry operator for .UK domain names faces a stark choice between those who want it to remain true to its original purpose as a not-for-profit singularly focussed on efficiently and cost-effectively delivering domain name registry services for the .UK namespace and those that have more ambitious…

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15
Mar

Lonnie Borck Memorial Award Nominee Profile – Adam Strong

Because of his humble nature, you might not have heard of Adam Strong, our next Lonnie Borck Memorial Award Nominee. However, he is an industry veteran with 20 years of experience and an extensive digital design and development background. Adam has founded and co-founded several companies, such as namebio.com, and has been known to selflessly…

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3
Mar

Lonnie Borck Memorial Award Nominee Profile – Donna Mahony

Today’s featured Lonnie Borck Memorial Award nominee is Donna Mahony. Donna has been a stalwart advocate for domain investors and is the founder of Domain Boardroom, bringing together domain investors worldwide. Domain Boardroom provides a safe, respectful, and noise-free gathering point for the transparent sharing of advice, support, and industry news. Donna created this unique…

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1
Mar

Lonnie Borck Memorial Award Nominee Profile – Richard Lau

To make this year’s Lonnie Borck Memorial Award ceremony even more exceptional, the very talented folks at NamesCon, created elegant bobblehead drawings of all the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award Nominees. And since we think they’re too good to keep to ourselves, we’d like to share them along with some background on each of the deserving…

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18
Feb

Busting Secondary Domain Name Market Myths

The Secondary Market in domain names plays a critical role in Internet commerce yet is often misunderstood. This article clear ups some of the common myths that frequently arise when discussing the Secondary Market. The Secondary Market is a crucial feature of the domain name ecosystem which encompasses far more parties than domain name investors…

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