ICA Changes Membership Structure, Add New Board Position & Voting Procedures For Board

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) announced today that it passed a resolution (Here is the full Resolution) which changes its membership structure, adds a new Board Positions & changes the voting procedures for members of its Board. Under the resolution the new levels of membership are as follows: Platinum members are for those individuals and/or corporations that contribute $25K … [Read more...]

Phil Corwin Posts Update To His .XYZ/Netsol Post on ICA Site & His “Mistake in Judgement”

Phil Corwin has just published an update to this post he published the other day on the ICA website entitled ICANN is MIA on XYZ. As we told you on Sunday, some including thedomains.com felt that the portion of Mr. Corwin's post that seemed to be a personal attack on Mr. Negari was inappropriate and out of line. Mr. Corwin has now addressed this, with a statement posted on the ICA Website in … [Read more...]

The Removed ICA Post on XYZ: My Thoughts, What Mr. Corwin Has To Say, & The Missing Emails

Ron Jackson wrote two stories at DnJournal.com, over the weekend covering a post written by Phil Corwin, that post was published on Circle ID and on the ICA website on Friday entitled ICANN is MIA on .XYZ, and its subsequent removal on Saturday from the ICA website. I highly suggest if you haven't done so you should read Mr. Corwin's post on CircleID.com (along with the comments) and Ron's … [Read more...]

The Internet Commerce Association’s Website Gets A Big Makeover

    The Internet Commerce Association's (ICA) Website has undergone a massive redesign. The ICA has a new, sharp-looking website at InternetCommerce.org. The ICA wants to thank Michael Castello for leading the initiative to update the ICA site and for providing the mock-up, and Michael Sumner for creating the new site. The site just relaunched and now contains … [Read more...]

Special Rights for IGOs and INGOs Could Lead To Registrant Rights Disappearing When it Comes to UDRP

A slight change of one word could open the door for domain registrant rights to evaporate over time. Currently ICANN is looking at a Preliminary Issue Report on Access by IGOs (Inter Governmental Organization )and INGOs  (Inter Non Governmental Organization) to the Curative Rights Protections of the UDRP and URS. You can read all the comments here. The Intellectual Property Constituency (“IPC”) … [Read more...]

The ICA Comments on ICANN Preliminary Issue Report on IGOs and INGOs

Phil Corwin of the ICA has sent a comment to ICANN regarding the Preliminary Issue Report on Access by IGOs and INGOs to the Curative Rights Protections of the UDRP and URS. In that report, the staff recommended the GNSO Council initiate a PDP (Policy Development Process) to see if they should modify the UDRP and URS process so that IGOs and INGOs could access these as to basically go after … [Read more...]

Phil Corwin Of ICA Appointed To Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA)

Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) has been appointed to the serve on the Internet Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA) for a two-year term commencing in January 2014 International Trademark Association (INTA) is the largest group of its kind. Mr. Corwin stated: "This will allow me to bring the perspective of domain registrants and others into … [Read more...]