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March 19, 2019 22:53

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Muscovitch and Chapman join ICA Board

Domainer advocacy group bolsters board. Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a group that advocates for domain name investors, has appointed two new members to its board. Zak Muscovitch and Jay Chapman have been appointed to the board joining Nat Cohen, Jeremiah Johnston (Sedo) and Daniel Law (Rook Media). Muscovitch (podcast) is a domain name trademark attorney. […]

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The Internet Commerce Association’s Comment To ICANN Over Verisign Contract

The Internet Commerce Association (the ICA) has filed a comment with ICANN over the proposed Verisign Contract which would start in 2018. The comment period is opened until midnight tonight UTC and you should file a comment if you have an opinion. In full disclosure my Company Worldwide Media, Inc, is a Gold member of […]

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Phil Corwin Of The ICA To Speak At Heritage Foundation Event On ICANN With Ted Cruz

Phil Corwin from the Internet Commerce Association (ICA),  of which we are a Gold Member of, is speaking at a Heritage Foundation event on ICANN taking place from 3-4:30 pm tomorrow along with Senator Ted Cruz. The event is entitled: What Are the Concerns about Ending the U.S. Contractual Relationship with ICANN? The event will […]

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The ICA Is Having a Coming Out Party At Namescon; Come Join US

Most of you know that I have been a long-time member and strong supporter of the Internet Commerce Association. Anyone who has had to face a UDRP, or seen the policies that are proposed at ICANN, knows that the rights of domain owners are always under threat. Fortunately a group of members from the domain […]

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Odd-couple coalition wants URS deleted from legacy gTLD contracts

Commercial and non-commercial interests within ICANN have formed a rare alliance in order to oppose the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy in three new legacy gTLD contracts. The groups want ICANN to delete URS from the .travel, .cat and .pro Registry Agreements, which were all renewed for 10-year terms last week. The Business Constituency and the […]

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URS arrives in three legacy gTLDs

The legacy gTLDs .cat, .pro and .travel will all be subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy from now on. Earlier this week, ICANN approved the new Registry Agreements, which are based on the new gTLD RA and include URS, for all three. URS is an anti-cybersquatting policy similar to UDRP. It’s faster and cheaper […]

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Donuts Becomes 1st new gTLD Registry to Join The Internet Commerce Association (ICA)

Donuts has become the 1st new gTLD registry to join the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) as a Silver member. The ICA is a non-profit advocating for the rights and interests of domain name owners and related service providers. Although Donuts is also a member of the DNA (As is a company I’m a Director of,  […]

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URS fight brewing at ICANN 53

Should the Uniform Rapid Suspension process spread from new gTLDs to incumbent gTLDs, possibly including .com? That’s been the subject of some strong disagreements during the opening weekend of ICANN 53, which formally kicks off in Buenos Aires today. During sessions of the Generic Names Supporting Organization and the ICANN board and staff, ICANN was […]

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Two more legacy gTLDs agree to use URS

The registries behind .pro and .cat have agreed to new ICANN contracts with changes that, among other things, would bring the Uniform Rapid Suspension policy to the two gTLDs. Both gTLD Registry Agreements expire this year. Proposed replacement contracts, based heavily on the base New gTLD Registry Agreement, have been published by ICANN for public […]

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ICA Sounds The Alarm: Tell ICANN No to URS at .Travel – Or It Will Travel to .Com

Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (the “ICA)  just published a post,  sounding a very loud alarm, to head off what would be the first step that would make all .Com domain name subject to the Uniform Rapid Suspension Policy (URS) which allows “trademark holders” to go after domain names. To remind everyone the […]

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