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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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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