NEW YORK, NY – As the saying goes, actions [always] speak louder than words. I came across some material today on Circle ID that certainly merits some highlighting; reason being, all domainers should know about it. A Re-Examination of the Defense of Laches After 18 Years of the UDRP, by Internet Commerce Association
With some much going wrong in the world these days, boy does it feel good to see something ‘going right’ once in a while.
- If you are a member of the ICA, then this work is a good, no great example of what you are paying for with your monthly or yearly dues (this stuff is hard work).
- If you are not currently a member of the ICA, if you join, this is where a portion of your dues will go, to help ‘super-smart’ people help your business, protect your assets, as well as the protect the entire industry.
- Finally, if you are not a member of the ICA, and you do not even plan on becoming a member, well, thank [someone in some holy-land somewhere] that this organization is out there working for you anyway, because if were not, I feel confident that you and I would surely, at some point or another, have less.
So anyway, if you did not yet know, the ICA, the Internet Commerce Association, represents and fights for all domain name owners and investors about things which maintain integrity for the Industry as a whole, and in my opinion, is a critical organization that fights for the rights of all domain owners and investors, while ensuring the longevity of the domaining business, at least as we have all come to know it over the last twenty years.
A Re-Examination of the Defense of Laches After 18 Years of the UDRP, by Internet Commerce Association
If you are seriously into domain names you’ll what to know, or at least feel better knowing, that the ICA, this time around (they are always up to something good), is fighting to ensure, in any way it can, that the business you have potentially built your entire life on top of, cannot easily be stolen from you through unjust circumstances of delay (you’ll need to read more about laches) but for the most part, if your domain name is infringing, a complainant shouldn’t be able to wait until you’ve built your entire life on it, before they can come and attempt to take it from you. Check out the article below on Circle ID to find out more about this proposal of adding this to the UDRP process,
This work creates a recognized valid affirmative defense in the UDRP.
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About The Author: John Colascione is Chief Executive Officer of Internet Marketing Services Inc. He specializes in Website Monetization, is a Google AdWords Certified Professional, authored a ‘how to’ book called ”Mastering Your Website‘, and is a key player in several Internet related businesses through his search engine strategy brand Searchen Networks®
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