NEW YORK, NY – This week, listening to the Domain Name Wire podcast (Episode #128), not only will you find out all about what’s happening in the domain space recently, but you’ll also have the opportunity to listen to a board member, Zak Muscovitch, discuss what exactly the Internet Commerce Association is and why it exists.
“For the Interest of Domain Name Investors and Domain Name Owners”
That’s basically what the ICA is, according to Muscovitch.
DNW host Andrew Allemann asked: For those who are not familiar with the Internet Commerce Association, or ICA, what is it?
The Internet Commerce Association was founded in 2006, and essentially, it is a group of like-minded members, primarily from the domain investment community and related service providers, who have grouped together to form essentially and industry trade – an advocacy group, where we advocate for the interest of domain name investors and domain owners, generally.
Muscovitch covered the new lower membership fees for “individual members”, the growing member-base, the NamesCon dinner at the Foundation Room as well as some other legal initiatives taken on by the ICA such as UDRP reform (Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy by ICANN), the now derailed Copyright UDRP, the URS (Uniform Rapid Suspension System) and the potential coming Legal Impact Fund, a newer ICA initiative where ICA would play a role in representing domain owners where inadequate defense could potentially create industry negative case-law.
You can listen to the entire podcast here.
Have you heard of ICA? Have you recently joined or plan to join in the future? Let everyone know in the comments below?
About The Author: John Colascione is Chief Executive Officer of Searchen Networks Inc. and Internet Advertising Inc. He specializes in Website Monetization, authored a ‘how to’ book called ‘‘Mastering Your Website’, and is a key player in several Internet related businesses through his search engine strategy company Searchen Networks®