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 URS which is only in effect for new gTLD's is now being proposed in the … [Read more...]

Here Is The Statement Phil Corwin Of The ICA Will Be Giving To The House Judiciary Committee

Here is the Statement of Philip S. Corwin,  Counsel, Internet Commerce Association   will give today to the House Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet The hearing is entitled: "Stakeholder Perspectives on ICANN: The .Sucks Domain and Essential Steps to Guarantee Trust and Accountability in the Internet’s Operation" The hearing should have a … [Read more...]

Is The Trademark Clearinghouse Causing New gTLD’s To Lose 6X The Number Of Registrations?

Phil Corwin of the Internet Commerce Association (ICA), just published a very interesting story on how the trademark clearinghouse (TMCH) program maybe negatively effecting the numbers of new gTLD's registrations to a factor of 6X. Its a great read and I think Phil maybe on to something. As an unintended consequence of trying to protection legitimate trademark holders, there is a lot of … [Read more...]

Domain Holdings Joins The ICA As A Silver Member

Domain Holdings, has become the latest member of The Internet Commerce Association (the ICA) which is a trade group that represents and protect  domain name holders and those with interests in the domain business. Domainholdings.com has entered the ICA as a silver member which requires a annual contribution of $5,000-$9,999 I reached out to Alan Dunn of DomainHoldings to ask him why the … [Read more...]

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...]