T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under to Donate Profits to Internet Commerce Association

Australian conference supports domain name industry non-profit organization  Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA and Washington, DC, USA (August 5, 2008) – Fabulous.com and T.R.A.F.F.I.C., joint organizers of the upcoming T.R.A.F.F.I.C. Down Under domain name conference, today announced that all profits from attendees and event sponsorships will be donated to the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), the non-profit advocate for the domain name industry.The …

Internet Commerce Association – Europe

PARIS, June 19 – On the opening day of the Domainer Meeting, the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) announced that, in cooperation with EuroDNS, it will establish a sister organization in Europe. Internet Commerce Association-Europe (ICA-EU) will be headquartered in Luxembourg to better represent its members with the EU Parliament and agencies located in Brussels, the European Court located in Luxembourg, …

ICANN Paris Domainer Guide

InternetCommerce.org (202) 657-4570 This guide is intended as a helpful overview of the activities scheduled during the ICANN meeting in Paris for members of Internet Commerce Association (ICA) as well as for other domain name registrants attending the meeting. We hope it will prove useful, especially for those who have not previously attended an ICANN meeting. The first part of …

Reynolds Named to Internet Commerce Association Board

Business association for domain name registrants and investors broadens representation; future board seats to be filled by direct elections WASHINGTON, DC (April 28, 2008) – The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), the business association for domain name registrants and investors, said today Philip Reynolds has been elected to the organizations Board of Directors. Reynolds is general manager of Thought Convergence, where …

Snowe Bill – Ineffective Anti-phishing Legislation

Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has been working diligently to stop the Snowe bill, S. 2661 since the day it was introduced. Even though it has an anti-phishing name, it is clearly a trademark bill. Philip Corwin, Counsel to ICA, has met with Senators’ staff and spoken with Capitol Hill reporters and other companies and associations who have a lobbying presence …

ADVISE YOUR SENATOR NOW: OPPOSE THE SNOWE BILL!

It is very important that every U.S.-resident ICA member as well as other domainers write to their U.S. Senators and advise them of the serious concerns raised by Sen. Snowe’s “anti-phishing” bill. Because it has been labeled consumer-friendly legislation aimed at stopping a serious consumer scam, your Senators may be inclined to support it unless they learn that it is …

CADNA Supports Anti-phishing Bill

The bill is titled and promoted as a solution for phishing. ICA strongly supports legislation to stop phishing. However, this bill causes great concern about overreaching trademark protection at the expense of innocent domain owners. Philip Corwin, Counsel to Internet Commerce Association, is reviewing the bill to try to separate the good from the bad and there is plenty of …

ICANN Midterm Review

The following is Internet Commerce Association’s comments to NTIA for ICANN’s Midterm review. February 15, 2008 Suzanne R. Sene Office of International Affairs National Telecommunications and Information Association 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 4701 Washington, DC 20230 Re: Docket No. 071023616-7617-01; Notice of Inquiry regarding Midterm Review of the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) between the Department of Commerce and ICANN …

Google to Stop Domain Tasting?

Over the last year, Internet Commerce Association has been actively campaigning for ICANN to stop domain tasting. Now word is out that an unlikely player may stop the practice that has led to tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of abusive domain registrations. Is Google planning to take action to bring an end to the abuse of the add/delete grace period …

The Internet Commerce Association – Promoting and Protecting the Interests of Domain Name Entrepreneurs: An Overview for Members

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) was established in September 2006 following the .com settlement between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and VeriSign. After reviewing that back room-negotiated no-bid perpetual contract, domain name (DN) monetization industry leaders concluded that permanent representation within ICANN, in Washington, and in other critical decision-making arenas was needed to protect its collective …