CADNA Supports Anti-phishing Bill

Philip CorwinBlog

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

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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?

Philip CorwinBlog

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

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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

Philip CorwinBlog

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 …

Test

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Test body — only admins can see this page.

ICA@ICANN-LA

Philip CorwinBlog

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?

Philip CorwinBlog

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 …