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.