ICA Dinner at NamesCon 2022 Tickets go on Sale for all NamesCon Attendees

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

The ICA will be hosting its 7th Annual Dinner at NamesCon 2022! Both members and non-members are invited and can purchase their tickets here. All proceeds from the dinner will benefit ICA work. The dinner started as a small casual gathering back in 2015 and has grown in numbers, drawing the who’s who of the domain name industry. And while the dinner has …

ICA Member Exclusive – AMA with Braden Pollock!

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

All ICA members are invited to our next ICA Member Exclusive AMA with another domain-name industry legend, Braden Pollock. Braden is a long-time ICA supporter, a domain name investor, a frequent speaker and moderator of domain name shows, an angel investor, and an entrepreneur! You can learn more about Braden on his website, Legal Brand Marketing. Join us on July 6th at 1 PM …

ICA Member Exclusive – AMA with Monte Cahn of RightOfTheDot and .HipHop!

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

All ICA members are invited to participate in an AMA with a domain industry legend, Monte Cahn! Monte has been a domain name industry fixture since the mid-90s, and he’s not slowing down! He has plenty to share, whether you want to hear about the early days of domaining or his current ventures. From SnapNames and Moniker to RightOfTheDot and …

The UDRP “Celebrates” Its 500th Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Case

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

Yesterday, for the 500th time, an expert panel under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy or “UDRP”, issued a decision finding a Complainant guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking or “RDNH”. RDNH is an attempt to egregiously misuse the UDRP to unjustly seize a domain name from its lawful owner. ICANN, the Internet’s domain name overseer, established its anti-cybersquatting …

The UDRP “Celebrates” Its 500th Reverse Domain Name Hijacking Case

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

Yesterday, for the 500th time, an expert panel under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy or “UDRP”, issued a decision finding a Complainant guilty of Reverse Domain Name Hijacking or “RDNH”. RDNH is an attempt to egregiously misuse the UDRP to unjustly seize a domain name from its lawful owner. ICANN, the Internet’s domain name overseer, established its anti-cybersquatting …

ICA Member Exclusive – AMA with Drew Rosener of Media Options!

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

Bring your questions and join us tomorrow for another ICA Member Exclusive event – AMA with Drew Rosener of Media Options! Drew needs no introduction to most of our members, and you can learn more about him from a member profile he did for the ICA a while back. We’ll get started on Zoom, and Drew will also answer questions in …

ICA Member Call on Transfer Locks

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

All ICA members are invited to take part in an ICA Member Call on Domain Name Transfer Locks, Wed, May 11th at 1 pm EST. Come and learn about the different kinds of transfer locks and share your feedback on how the transfer lock policy should be changed. ICA General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch is part of the ICANN Transfer Policy …

ICA Comment on Policy Status Report: Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP)

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

Today the ICA submitted its Comment in response to ICANN’s recent Status Report on the UDRP. UDRP reform is one of the most critical concerns for our members. An effective, fair, and legitimate UDRP must balance both protection of intellectual property rights and the protection of domain name registrant rights. Our members include many owners of valuable generic domain names who …

Michael Cyger Stepping Down from the ICA Board

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

We want to congratulate both Michael Cyger and GoDaddy on GoDaddy’s recent acquisition of DNAcademy! Since GoDaddy is already represented on the ICA Board by their President of Domains, Paul Nicks, to keep its balance, Michael Cyger will be stepping down from the Board effective today, March 31, 2022. We will miss his leadership and presence on the Board, but …

Q&A With GoDaddy’s Paul Nicks And ICA Discord Launch

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog

We have a very special event planned for all ICA members. For the first time in his new role as President of Domains, Paul Nicks will speak to ICA Members in an exclusive Q&A session. Paul has been with GoDaddy since 2007 and has recently been promoted to the highest level of GoDaddy’s leadership. We’re fortunate to have had the …