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 mayor of North Miami and showcasing his talents as a singer, actor, and radio/TV personality.

We recently had the privilege of honoring Howard with the ICA Lifetime Achievement Award, a moment that brought him great comfort and joy. Howard was deeply moved by the video messages of well wishes from our community. Although his health did not permit him to express his gratitude individually, his wife, Barbara, shared that he would have loved nothing more than to personally thank each person who contributed. This sentiment underscores the kind, appreciative, and community-oriented person Howard was.

Howard’s wife, Barbara, who has been steadfastly by his side throughout his journey, and his son, Ray, and Howard’s entire family are in our thoughts during this incredibly difficult time. We extend our deepest condolences to them and to all who were fortunate enough to know Howard.

Howard’s passing is a great loss to our community, but his spirit and contributions will forever remain with us.

The family is planning a celebration of Howard’s life Saturday, March 23 and Barbara will share the details on her Facebook page.

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  1. Howard Neu was a big part of the domain name industry. He made those, with a thirst for knowledge, feel comfortable being part of the many conventions and conferences I experienced. Howard had a love for life and family that was always evident in the way he carried himself to the very end. He will be missed.

  2. Very sad news. First met Howard and his family, Barbera and Ray, at The Domain Conference in September of 2016 in Ft. Lauderdale. He will indeed, be missed. The industry just last another Veteran and great man.

  3. Ron Jackson summed up a lot of peoples feels for Howard, he was an amazing pioneer in the domain industry and will be missed by all who looked up to him…The world needs more people like Howard.

  4. Many Thanks to the ICA for honoring Howard. He was so surprised and overwhelmed by the award and all the video comments. He was speechless (which was rare for him).
    Thanks to all the board members for this incredible recognition !!

  5. A brilliant mind in the domain space. Will be missed tremendously. Had the privilege of meeting in person. RIP Sir Howard.

  6. he accomplished so much….he will truly be missed. He served the City of North Miami with spirit and dignity…he will be missed

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