Michael Collins the Director of the ICA sent out a letter tonight announcing that he is leaving, the organization.
In his “farewell letter” Michael said the following:
“””I have mixed feelings as I announce that I am leaving Internet Commerce Association as Executive Director to work on developing some of my own domain names. I am excited about my project, a brick and mortar to Internet transition for an auto accessory business. However, I will miss the daily contact with domainers from all over the world and the opportunity to represent them at ICANN and other important venues. It is great that I was able to share with you the recent success in Kentucky Court of Appeals before leaving.
The entire world is going through economic turmoil now. Many of the ardent supporters of ICA feel that they cannot continue their previous level of support in these difficult times. I hope that all will carefully reconsider the value of having representation in Washington, with ICANN and in other venues around the world. ICA will need your help financially and it will need volunteers. I will continue to help ICA going forward as a volunteer. I hope that other concerned members will also volunteer when ICA puts out a call for help.
Thank you to all who have supported me and helped me in my role with ICA during the last 18 months. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact current ICA President Jeremiah Johnston at email@example.com.
We wish Michael best of luck in all future endeavors.
The ICA has not hired a successor or named anyone to fill this position.