Zak Muscovitch joins CIIDRC’s Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panel

Kamila Sekiewicz Blog, ICA, News, UDRP

The ICA extends its congratulations to CIIDRC on its appointment of Zak Muscovitch to its roster of panelists deciding disputes under ICANN’s UDRP (Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy) and under CIRA’s .ca CDRP (Canadian Dispute Resolution Policy).  Zak is one of the foremost experts in the field of domain name law. CIIDRC is fortunate to have the benefit of …

ICA at NamesCon 2021

Kamila Sekiewicz ICA, Lonnie Borck Memorial Award, NamesCon, UDRP

As each year, the ICA will have a large presence at NamesCon, and we invite you all to join us! You’ll find the agenda here, and ICA workshops and sessions are outlined below. – – – We have three very informative workshops prepared. The presenters know how to make policy and agreements engaging and have decades of domain name experience, …

ICA Calls for ICANN to Withhold Approval of Purported .Org Registry Sale

Kamila Sekiewicz ICA, ICANN

The original justification for awarding the .Org registry contract to ISOC was its public interest focus and commitments. If ISOC is no longer associated with the .Org registry, that justification for awarding the Registry Agreement no longer exists.  Therefore, it would be reasonable for you to withhold your approval of the assignment to a private equity company. ICANN has the …

ICA Files ICANN Comment on Proposed .Museum RA Renewal

Philip Corwin ICA, ICANN, Law & Policy, URS

On October 3, 2017 the ICA filed a comment letter with ICANN regarding the proposed revisions to the renewal Registry Agreement (RA) for the .Museum gTLD. As with other legacy gTLDs that have renewed over the past two years, the new RA proposes to adopt Uniform Rapid Suspension (URS). ICA once again protests this de facto creation of Consensus Policy …

In Extending .Com RA, ICANN Board also Extended Price Freeze Through 2024

Philip Corwin ICA, ICANN, NTIA

We have previously reported that, at is September 15th meeting, ICANN’s Board approved the proposed extension of the .Com registry Agreement (RA). What we did not know at the time was that the Board simultaneously approved an extension of the existing $7.85 ceiling on .Com wholesale prices through 2024.   That additional information recently became available when ICANN published its …

ICANN Board Approves .Com RA Extension

Philip Corwin ICA, ICANN, NTIA, URS

ICANN has just released the Approved Board Resolutions from its meeting of Thursday, September 15th, and one of its major actions was to approve the proposed extension of the .Com registry Agreement (RA) through November 2024. The complete text of the Resolution and the rationale for its adoption can be found at the end of this post. Wholesale prices of …

.Com RA Extension on ICANN Board’s 9/15 Agenda

Philip Corwin ICA, ICANN, Law & Policy, NTIA, URS

  The “.COM Registry Agreement Amendment” is on the Main Agenda for this Thursday’s Regular Meeting of the ICANN Board. The proposed extension of the RA was announced and put out for public comment on June 30th. The public comment period closed on August 12th and ICANN staff’s Report of Public Comments was due on September 15th, coincident with the …

Final RPM Report Follows ICA Comment and Sets Stage for UDRP Review

Philip Corwin ICA, ICANN, Law & Policy, UDRP, URS

Domain registrants have long voiced their desire for a comprehensive review and subsequent reforms of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP). That goal is now in sight, and is set to proceed in the manner recommended to ICANN by ICA. On January 11, 2016 ICANN policy staff submitted to the GNSO Council the “Final Issue Report on a Policy Development …

Initial Statement of the Internet Commerce Association Regarding the Camilla.Com UDRP Decision

Philip Corwin Domain Law, ICA, ICANN, Law & Policy, UDRP, WIPO

Washington, DC; December 11, 2015 — The Internet Commerce Association today released the following initial statement in regard to the November 30 decision of the WIPO Administrative Panel in the case of Camilla Australia Pty Ltd v. Domain Admin, Mrs Jello, LLC (Case No. D2015-1593; http://www.wipo.int/amc/en/domains/search/text.jsp?case=D2015-1593): The egregious three-member panel decision in this Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (UDRP) dispute departs …

ICA Tells ICANN That Comprehensive UDRP Review Should Follow RPM Analysis

Philip Corwin Domain Law, ICA, ICANN, INTA, Law & Policy, UDRP, URS, WIPO

On November 30th ICA filed its comment letter regarding the “Preliminary Issue Report on a GNSO Policy Development Process to Review All Rights Protection Mechanisms in All gTLDs” that was published for public comment on October 9, 2015. ICA’s complete comment can be viewed at http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-rpm-prelim-issue-09oct15/msg00021.html, and all 24 filed comments are available at http://forum.icann.org/lists/comments-rpm-prelim-issue-09oct15/index.html. The principal question raised by the Report …