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

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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 …

ICA member feedback request

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Below you will find a November 2nd   Federal Register Notice of Inquiry posted by the Department of Commerce (DOC). They are conducting an inquiry in regard to ICANN’s compliance with and performance under the Joint Project Agreement (JPA) signed in September 2006, which extended the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the DOC and ICANN. The JPA called for a …

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ICA@ICANN-LA

Philip Corwin Blog

The upcoming ICANN meeting scheduled for October 29-November 2 in Los Angeles will be a unique opportunity to attend an ICANN meeting in the United States. It has been more than six years since a meeting took place in the USA. This opportunity will not recur this decade and is just too good to miss.  The Internet Commerce Association is …

Internet Commerce Association Announces Member Code of Conduct Affirming its Commitment to Best Practices

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Washington D.C. (Sept. 13, 2007) – The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) today announced it has adopted an eight-point member code of conduct designed to foster and promote fair and ethical business practices in the domain name  industry.   “We are very pleased to introduce the ICA’s Member Code of Conduct,” said ICA Executive Director Michael Collins.  “We believe that following …

ICA responds to CADNA launch

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A non-profit organization based in Washington D.C., The Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) is announcing the launch of its national campaign against Internet fraud. ICA responds to this announcement with the following statement. The domain name investors and developers of the direct search industry look forward to working with CADNA to effectively address their legitimate concerns about trademark infringement. …

ICANN – What are the risks to domain owners of new proposal to protect IGOs?

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There were several issues discussed by the ICANN board, the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO), and by many other constituencies meeting in San Juan in late June. One old issue that returned is the question of who has the right to register the names of countries and names “of national or geographic significance”, including names and abbreviations of International Intergovernmental …

Michael Collins Joins ICA as Executive Director

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The Internet Commerce Association announced today that Michael Collins has joined the organization as Executive Director. The ICA is the largest business association in the direct navigation and domain name investment business.  Direct navigation occurs when a consumer bypasses search engines, typing a search term of interest as an IRL in the browser address bar, leading to a site specifically …

Domain Investors Opportunity to Participate as ICANN requests public comment RE: Performance

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This is an opportunity for domain owners/investors to speak up about ICANN’s performance in issues of domain governance! As part of an ongoing interest in continuous improvement, ICANN is seeking community feedback about its performance. All responses are welcome. Targeted comments regarding several areas of performance, which have been drawn from the ICANN Strategic Plan, are of particular interest: Is …

Los Angeles Has Its Own Domain Name

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LOS ANGELES, CA — (MARKET WIRE) — May 03, 2007 — LA Names and CentralNic, Ltd. have completed the transfer of the .LA domain name to the CentralNic system. Dot LA has been available as the domain name designation for Los Angeles since 2001 and is now available on a wide scale. This means that businesses and organizations can now …