Corwin leaves domain investor advocacy group to take new opportunity.
The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a group working on behalf of domain name investors, is losing its legal counsel.
Phil Corwin is departing this week after a decade as counsel for the organization. Corwin is leaving to take another opportunity, which has not yet been disclosed.
Corwin has done a lot to advocate on behalf of domain name investors, representing their interests at ICANN and in other venues. He is essentially the founding counsel of the organization.
While his presence and continuity of service will be missed, I’m a big believer that a changing of the guard can lead to new insights and improvements.
Corwin was not a member of the board. The board consists of Jay Chapman (Digimedia), Nat Cohen (Telepathy), Jeremiah Johnston (Sedo), Dan Law, Bob Mountain (GoDaddy) and Zak Muscovitch.
Muscovitch, a lawyer who frequently handles domain name cases, will take over Corwin’s duties on an interim and volunteer basis while the group searches for a long-term replacement for Corwin.
Domain name investors can support the ICA’s critical efforts by joining as an individual member.
I remember Phil joining us for the Sal Paulo ICANN meeting 10 years ago, and he has done a lot for the ICA, so I am grateful for his participation and service, speaking as a member of the ICA.
Over in Abu Dhabi this week at the ICANN 60, I watched a number of activities that the ICA ought benefit from participation in, if it won’t be Phil going forward. Thank you to Zak for bridging the role in the interim.
Jeff Schneider says
Phils professional expertise will be sorely missed. We all owe him gratitude for his hard work in creating the professional image he has created. Good luck phil on your new venture. JAS
Gratefully, Jeff Schneider Former (Rockefeller I.B.E.C. Marketing Analyst/Strategist) (UseBiz.com)
Joseph Peterson says
There are many folks appreciative of Phil’s contribution. And even more who’ve benefited unawares from his analysis and advocacy as part of the ICA. Thanks and good luck!
Thanks Phil for everything!!!
Phil has been an excellent representative of the domain community at Icann and other trade and governmental hearings.
Being a Washingtonian Phil was able to keep the best interest of our community in front of Washington bureaucrats and legislators.
Phil, thank you for all you have done for the domain community. And, we all wish you well in your new endeavor.
Wow. This is huge news. I haven’t checked into domain news in months, and this is announced!
Best wishes in your future endeavors, @Phil Corwin!