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January 17, 2018 05:13

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Zak Muscovitch named interim general counsel of ICA

Former board member will lead legal efforts for domain investor organization. Zak Mucovitch Just weeks after taking on a volunteer role as counsel to the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), attorney Zak Muscovitch has been hired as interim counsel. Muscovitch will fill the void left by Phil Corwin. Corwin was counsel to the ICA since it […]

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Corwin joins Verisign

Phil Corwin, the face of the Internet Commerce Association for over a decade, today quit to join Verisign’s legal team. He’s now “policy counsel” at the .com giant, he said in a statement emailed to industry bloggers. He’s also closed down the consulting company Virtualaw, resigned from ICANN’s Business Constituency and from his BC seat […]

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What you need to know from ICA – DNW Podcast #128

Here are some of the issues domainers need to be aware of. What do domainers need to look out for? This week we chat with Internet Commerce Association board member Zak Muscovitch about the issues facing domainers that the association is working on, including UDRP reform, “copyright UDRP” and more. Also: price hike fallout, a […]

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Angry reactions to “UDRP for copyright”

The Electronic Frontier Foundation and Internet Commerce Association are among those expressing initial concern about the introduction of a new “UDRP for copyright” mechanism by the Domain Name Association. The EFF said the DNA’s new proposals want registries to become “private arbiters of online speech”, while the ICA expressed concern that the proposals could circumvent […]

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As Trump sworn in, CADNA returns to lobby for stronger cybersquatting laws

Remember the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse? The lobby group that campaigned for stronger cybersquatting laws and against new gTLDs? It’s back. CADNA on Thursday used the imminent inauguration of new US president Donald Trump to announce that it’s back in the game, hoping a Republican-dominated government will be friendlier to its agenda. It told […]

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CADNA pushes to change anticybersquatting law

Group wants to model law after Utah legislation. Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA) is pushing to amend the 1999 Anti-Cybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (ACPA) to include provisions in a 2010 Utah cybersquatting law. Phil Corwin, counsel for the Internet Commerce Association, notes that CADNA is recruiting a sponsor and no bill has been introduced […]

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It’s now a lot easier to join the Internet Commerce Association

Online registration to join ICA is now available. The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a group advocating for domain name investors, introduced less expensive membership options this year. Individual domain name investors can join the group for $600 per year, and it can be paid $50 a month. The group just made it a lot easier […]

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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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ICA issues statement on horrible Camilla.com UDRP decision

Policy and advocacy group takes unusual step of issuing statement about a particular UDRP case. The UDRP for Camilla.com was truly horrible. A three-person panel essentially stole a valuable, generic domain name from the heirs of the late Igal Lichtman, commonly known in domain name circles as Mrs Jello. It ruled that a company that […]

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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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