9
Sep

ICA Releases Annotated Domain Name Purchase Agreement

Do you know what belongs in a purchase agreement?  What rights are you selling?  What liabilities are you assuming?  How will disputes be resolved?  Are you acquiring full rights to the domain name you are purchasing? All these are questions that should be addressed in a domain name purchase agreement.  The ICA worked with some…

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31
Aug

Uniform Rapid Suspension Not Appropriate for .com Domain Names

The Internet Commerce Association published a statement on CircleID which sets out the ICA’s perspective on the question of whether the URS is appropriate to apply to the .com and .net registries. The URS was designed for new gTLDs not .com and .net and has been shown to be unpopular with both trademark interests and…

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28
Aug

ICA Member Profile: Giuseppe Graziano/LXME

Giuseppe Graziano is the founder and CEO at LXME – Lisbon Media, the company that operates the investor-only domain trading platform LMX.com and GGRG Brokerage & Consulting. Name: Giuseppe Graziano Company: LXME – Lisbon Media Favorite Domain: Lisbon.com Favorite Industry Conference: NamesCon Europe (formerly Domaining Europe) Favorite Industry Blog(s): There are many great blogs out…

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3
Aug

ICA Member Profile: Todd Han

Todd Han is the founder, president, and CEO of Dynadot, an ICANN accredited registrar and web hosting company. Todd founded Dynadot, headquartered in San Mateo in 2002, and the company later opened several international offices in Zhengzhou, Beijing, and Toronto. Todd was born in Taiwan and immigrated to the US with his parents at the…

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1
Jul

How Does the Booking.com Decision Affect My Generic Domain Names?

In an 8-1 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States agreed with the Internet Commerce Association’s position that under certain conditions, a generic .com domain name can obtain a trademark registration, albeit a very weak one, overruling the position advanced by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The USPTO had taken the position…

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19
Feb

INTERNET COMMERCE ASSOCIATION FILES SUPREME COURT BRIEF

Should generic .com domain names never be entitled to trademark protection? When a domain name like booking.com is identified as a brand by the public, should it still be denied trademark protection as a matter of law? The ICA takes a position on this difficult question in an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme…

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8
Feb

Tell ICANN what you think of their plan to raise the price of .com!

Your .COM domain name is going to cost over 30% more unless ICANN, the group in charge of the domain name system, listens to the public and changes its mind about price increases. We created a tool to help you submit your viewpoint to ICANN. It takes 30 seconds! Use the tool here. ICANN sets…

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15
Jan

ICA Public Comment to ICANN on the .COM price increase

The ICA submitted its comment to ICANN in connection with the Proposed Amendment 3 to the .COM Registry Agreement. ICA voices its concerns as to the effectiveness of ICANN’s Public Comment process in general as well as demonstrates that ICANN allowing Verisign to charge more for .COM domains is not justifiable. We encourage everyone to…

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8
Jan

ICA Member Profile: Jack Kalfayan

Jack Kalfayan is the the founder and CEO of Apex Moon, a domain acquisition and brokerage firm that specializes in premium top-level domain names. Jack’s been in the domain industry for over 6 years and has completed sales on the buying and selling side, totaling 8 figures USD. Jack was born and raised in Montreal,…

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3
Jan

ICA STATEMENT on ICANN’S ANNOUNCED CHANGES to the .COM REGISTRY AGREEMENT

ICANN’s announcement that it “reached a proposed agreement” with Verisign to amend the .com registry agreement raises serious concerns and questions. The Internet Commerce Association will be closely studying the proposed changes and will deliver its comments to ICANN in due course. Amongst the preliminary concerns and questions that ICANN’s announcement raises are the following…

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