Domain investor advocacy group will make its next member call public.
The Internet Commerce Association (ICA), a group that advocates for domain name owners, is holding a public webcast on Friday to update domain investors on policy issues. This is ICA’s first public call; previous updates have been for members only.
The webcast is scheduled for April 12 at 1 PM EDT. Registration is now open.
Among the topics ICA will cover:
- NTIA permitting Verisign to seek price increases from ICANN for .com
- ICANN’s failure to recognize the difference between the legacy domain extensions which were originally created by the US Government for the public benefit and the new gTLD extensions
- Potential unrestricted price increases for .org, .biz and .info
- ICANN staff independently pushing significant policies that were not approved by the ICANN community
- The move by the Australian .au Domain Administration to abolish domain investing in .au domains and to delete long-standing domain portfolios held by .au investors
- Whois information in the wake of GDPR
- Bad UDRP decisions
- The effort by trademark interests at ICANN to create a special “UDRP” for Intergovernmental Organizations
The webinar is structured as an update to the ICA’s membership from the Executive Director, Kamila Sekiewicz, and General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch, as well as the ICA’s Leadership Team.
“Because the issues at stake are of importance to the domain community at large, we are opening up the call so that everyone with an interest can watch and listen as well,” said Sekiewicz.
Charles Christopher says
“The move by the Australian .au Domain Administration to abolish domain investing in .au domains and to delete long-standing domain portfolios held by .au investors”
When a business purchases a piece of land to build its storefront on and transact business, it becomes a property investor just as much and a new business investor. The property is an asset.
How registries will decide one use of its root zone referenced database is acceptable, but another is not, might encourage others to find other ways of zoning domain names ….
The more money registries make, the more incentive there is to create alternatives.
Please PIR and .AU, raise the renewal fee to $1000.00 a year, I’m SERIOUS, that should end ICANN’s root control very quickly and then we can all again once again enjoy a free and innovative internet as others offer much less expensive resolving services (“alternative roots”) ….
– Dec 02, 2005
The entire internet exist as nothing more than 2 DNS settings on ones computer …. Those two DNS settings are the chains of Plato’s Cave, they are easy to change and break free of.
The auDa policy changes are a major overreach, something the ICA and all domain investors are right to be concerned about. But even more bizarre than auDa, that’s the second time today I’ve heard a reference to “Plato’s Cave”…
John Berryhill says
Plato’s Cave is one of the lowest rated attractions in Greece on TripAdvisor. Visitors complained about its shadowy lighting and unromantic atmosphere. Overall, people complain it is far less than ideal.