In Memory of Howard Neu

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Howard Neu this past weekend. Howard was a founding member of the ICA and a respected UDRP attorney, as well as the co-founder of many domain name conferences:  T.R.A.F.F.I.C., Merge, and The Domain Conference. Howard’s remarkable journey before his significant contributions to the domain name industry included serving as the …

An Unrepresented Complainant is Still Responsible for Understanding the Policy – vol. 4.9

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An Unrepresented Complainant is Still Responsible for Understanding the Policy One of the most common mistakes that we see in Complaints is Complainants failing to provide background information about themselves. Often Complainants simply launch into their allegations and argument without so much as explaining who they are and what they do. In this particular case, the omission of background information …

Domain work part 1 – Acquisition by Mr. Sten Lillieström

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Domain work part 1 – Acquisition by Mr. Sten Lillieström (LinkedIn)  The domains which domain name investors select for acquisition can vary wildly as noted in the previous articles in this series. But regardless of successfully identifying a domain name with perceived value, nothing is accomplished without hard work by domain name investors. As a consequence, when the initial selection …

The Brandable Idea by Mr. Sten Lillieström

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The brandable idea by Mr. Sten Lillieström (LinkedIn)  In the previous article we examined the laws of tradition as they pertain to domain investing. According to the The legacy idea, datapoints such as search keyword metrics allegedly reveal if a domain name is valuable or not. At the same time, end user preferences indicate that there is more to the …

No RDNH Finding Leads to Questions About Treatment of Complainants Versus Respondents – vol 4.8

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No RDNH Finding Leads to Questions About Treatment of Complainants Versus Respondents: As noted by Andrew Allemann in an article in Domain Name Wire this past week, the primary allegations in the Complaint were unsubstantiated and the Complaint was essentially dead on arrival. Under the circumstances, the lack of an RDNH finding in the <gpi .com> decision is surprising. It …

ICA Member Meeting Pickleball Photos

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We are thrilled to share photos from the member meeting Pickleball Tournament, AKA the Kubba Kup! We owe a huge thank you to Jeff Brooks, who captured these action shots and made them accessible to all of us. If you’re an ICA member, you should have received a link to the photos. Reach out to us if you haven’t.

RDNH Finding in ‘No Response’ Case – vol 4.7

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RDNH Finding in ‘No Response’ Case I found this decision particularly satisfying. It is well known that people do things online that they otherwise wouldn’t do in person. The same holds true with the UDRP. As counsel, would you dare certify an obviously incomplete or inaccurate pleading if you had to face the judge in person in a court room? …

The Legacy Idea by Mr. Sten Lillieström

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The Legacy Idea by Mr. Sten Lillieström (LinkedIn)  Domains are a truly remarkable commodity. They are all issued in the limited edition of 1:1 by design. So much for “stocking up on bestsellers”.    As a consequence, domain investors must rely on their ability to build theories about the nature of demand, and to uncover evidence that supports them. How? …

Respondent Fails to ‘Clearly and Accurately Disclose’ Relationship With Complainant – vol 4.6

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Respondent Fails to ‘Clearly and Accurately Disclose’ Relationship With Complainant Although the Oki Data test has consistently been applied since 2001, it is best used as a guide and adapted as necessary by Panels. In other words, it is not enshrined in stone, but rather can be a helpful yardstick by which to measure the good or bad faith of …

ICA Member Exclusive Webinar “Web 2.5”: Bridging web2 and web3

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This Thursday, Feb 8th, ICA members are invited to a unique webinar featuring insights from the forefront of ‘Web 2.5’—the intersection where Web2 and Web3 technologies meet. This session offers a direct line to the thoughts and strategies of those at the helm of companies bridging Web2 and Web3. Now, let’s introduce our expert panel, each contributing their expertise to …