Blog

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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18
Feb

ICA Member Event – Best Practices for Gaining the Most Value from your Broker

We invite all ICA members to join Kate Buckley, Amanda Waltz, Tess Diaz, and Larry Fischer for a virtual ICA Member Event on how to get the most out of a broker/domain name owner relationship. Do you feel like you get the most out of your relationship with a broker? What can you do to…

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17
Feb

2021 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

As each year, thanks to NamesCon’s generous support, the Lonnie Borck Memorial Award was presented during this year’s conference. The award was created to honor the memory of a well-respected and much-loved member of the domain community who was tragically lost far too soon and recognizes those who make an exceptional contribution to fostering a…

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25
Jan

ICA at NamesCon 2021

As each year, the ICA will have a large presence at NamesCon, and we invite you all to join us! You’ll find the agenda here, and ICA workshops and sessions are outlined below. – – – We have three very informative workshops prepared. The presenters know how to make policy and agreements engaging and have…

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18
Jan

ICA Member Profile: Sten Lillieström

Sten Lillieström is the founder and CEO of Next Venture AB, an acquisition brokerage firm and a brand prospect domain portfolio, in Gothenburg, Sweden. Name: Sten Lillieström Company: Next Venture Favorite Domain: Lifesign.com Favorite Industry Conference: Yet to be determined Favorite Industry Blog(s): Domain Name Wire Tell us a little bit about your background and…

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19
Oct

Nominations for ICA’s 2021 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award

The nominations for the 2021 Lonnie Borck Memorial Award are now open. This will be the award’s fifth year, second since the award’s scope was expanded to honor those whose contributions have fostered a sense of community within the domain name industry. This change reflects Lonnie’s generous spirit and opens the nominations to a broader…

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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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