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DC Constituencies Start to Coalesce on Principles for the IANA Transition and Enhanced ICANN Acco...
  It is now being broadly acknowledged that, as expressed unanimously by all GNSO constituencies at the recent ICANN London meeting, “as part of the IANA transition, the multi-stakeholder community has the opportunity and responsibility to propose meaningful accountability structures that go beyond just the IANA-specific accountabili...
Internet Commerce Association - Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 19:21
Is ICANN’s .IR Response at Odds with the ACPA and ICE Domain Seizures?
An initial review of ICANN’s response to litigation seeking it to turn over control of the ccTLDs of Iran, Syria and North Korea led to the conclusion that it had opened a “legal can of worms”. A few more just wriggled out, and they threaten the basic assumption that underlies the U.S. statute governing cybersquatting... Read more
Internet Commerce Association - Monday, August 4, 2014 - 20:17
ICANN’s .IR Response Opens Legal Can of Worms
ICANN has filed its initial response to writs of attachment issued by U.S. Courts that seek to have ICANN transfer control of the country code top level domains (ccTLDs) of Iran, Syria and North Korea to plaintiffs in various legal actions. The lawsuits were brought under a U.S. law that permits victims of terrorism and... Read more
Internet Commerce Association - Wednesday, July 30, 2014 - 14:42
ICANN Seeks to Hire Registrant Advocate – While Seeking Volunteers for Second Round New gTLDs Dis...
Two recent ICANN announcements caught our eye because of their relevance to domain investors. The first was ICANN’s placement of a notice that it was seeking to hire its first ever Registrant Services Director-Consumer Advocate. The Job Description states that the position “involves participation in a number of cross-organizational p...
Internet Commerce Association - Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:33
ICA Members and other Domainers Joining New ICANN Working Group on Acronym Domains
ICANN has set up a new GNSO Working Group (WG) on IGO/INGO acronyms and we know of at least five ICA members who have already joined it. Other domainers should consider doing the same. Here’s the reason. IGOs are International Governmental Organizations, and INGOs are International Nongovernmental Organizations, and through ICANN’s G...
Internet Commerce Association - Monday, July 14, 2014 - 21:32
GNSO Constituencies Issue Unanimous Joint Statement on ICANN Accountability
In an unprecedented development, all stakeholder groups and constituencies comprising ICANN”s Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) unanimously endorsed a joint statement in support of the creation of an independent accountability mechanism “that provides meaningful review and adequate redress for those harmed by ICANN action ...
Internet Commerce Association - Friday, June 27, 2014 - 6:12
ICANN 50 Kicks Off in London
“The temperature in the room is warm and I suspect it will get a whole lot warmer before we are through.” So stated ICANN Board Chairman Steve Crocker at the beginning of the Board’s interaction with the GNSO Council on the afternoon of Sunday, June 22nd. Yet that dialogue never got beyond lukewarm. Both Crocker... Read more
Internet Commerce Association - Monday, June 23, 2014 - 7:5
Black Rain and Trademark Policy: Report from INTA Hong Kong
It was an omen of things to come. Just over an hour out from Hong Kong the pilot of my 777 en route from San Francisco came on the intercom. Hong Kong was temporarily closed due to torrential rain and we would need to land in Taipei to refuel before proceeding. When we finally arrived... Read more
Internet Commerce Association - Saturday, June 21, 2014 - 7:16
Personal Clarification Regarding .XYZ Article
Several days ago I posted an article – “ICANN is Missing in Action on .XYZ” – expressing my personal views regarding Network Solutions’ involuntary opt-out registration of .XYZ domains for its existing customers. It was posted, as many of my opinion pieces are, at both the website of the Internet Commerce Association, which I have......
Internet Commerce Association - Monday, June 16, 2014 - 14:51
ICANN is MIA on .XYZ
The .XYZ opt-out domain registration situation has been a major focus of domain industry press reports since the registry’s recent launch. But it raises more than questions about how to properly rank the “success” of new registries and whether unsavory practices are involved. The more critical inquires that should be made are w...
Internet Commerce Association - Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 19:46
Senate Appropriators Add IANA Transition Language as House Requests GAO Study and Civil Society G...
The Senate Appropriations Committee just reported out on June 5th its version of the Commerce-Justice-State Departments Appropriations bill for FY 15. In the course of its deliberations it added a consensus amendment on the IANA transition offered by Sen. Mike Johanns (R-NE). The amendment reads:   1. Amendment proposed by Senator Jo...
Internet Commerce Association - Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 17:22
Second House Amendment Ups the Stakes on IANA Transition
The House of Representatives has passed another measure related to the proposed IANA functions transition, and has again attached it to “must pass” legislation. This move ups the ante and may well be the final straw that compels the Senate Commerce Committee to hold its own oversight hearing on the IANA transition proposal. On May......
Internet Commerce Association - Monday, June 2, 2014 - 16:59
DOTCOM Act Passes House as Rubio Leads Senate Call for IANA Oversight Hearings
The Shimkus Amendment to the $601 billion National Defense Authorization Act (HR 4435) passed the House of Representatives yesterday on a mostly partisan vote of 245 – 177. While all 228 Republicans present and voting supported the amendment only 17 Democrats voted “aye”, with 177 in opposition. Final passage on the entire bill was a...
Internet Commerce Association - Friday, May 23, 2014 - 14:51
DOTCOM Act Passes House as Rubio Leads Senate Call for IANA Oversight Hearings
The Shimkus Amendment to the $601 billion National Defense Authorization Act (HR 4435) passed the House of Representatives yesterday on a mostly partisan vote of 245 – 177. While all 228 Republicans present and voting supported the amendment only 17 Democrats voted “aye”, with 177 in opposition. Final passage on the entire bill was a...
Internet Commerce Association - Friday, May 23, 2014 - 10:51
House Committees Taking Aim at IANA Transition Proposal
In an unanticipated move a third Committee of the US House of Representatives has weighed in with concerns regarding the NTIA’s proposed transition of the US role as counterparty to ICANN’s IANA functions contract to one with the “global multistakeholder community”. On May 13th the House Armed Services Committee Report for HR 4435, t...
Internet Commerce Association - Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 16:52
ICA on the Record at ICANN Singapore
We have finally had a chance to review the transcript of the Public Forum with the ICANN Board held on March 27th in Singapore. ICA generally takes advantage of those opportunities for interaction to acquaint the Board with matters of concern to the domain investment community. Two issues were addressed in our Singapore statement. Th...
Internet Commerce Association - Monday, May 5, 2014 - 21:9
Issuance of NETmundial Multistakeholder Statement Concludes Act One of 2014 Internet Governance T...
On April 24th the NETmundial “Global Multistakeholder Meeting on the Future of Internet Governance” concluded with the issuance of an eight-page statement. This non-binding document is hardly the “Magna Carta for the Internet” called for in an opening statement delivered by Tim Berners Lee, but it does set the stage for the other two...
Internet Commerce Association - Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 1:41
“Digital Divide” Domain Tax Advocated at NETmundial Opening Ceremony
The NETmundial meeting in Sao Paulo kicked off on the morning of April 23rd and one of the speakers at its Opening Ceremony proclaimed that the Internet was a curious type of “Public Commons” in which private domain registrants should be obligated to pay a fee to fund access, capacity-building, and general bridging of the […]
Internet Commerce Association - Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 19:37
ICA Tells ICANN to Pull the Plug on IGO/INGO Overreach
For the third time in six months, ICA has told ICANN that the legally questionable and largely unnecessary attempts of International Governmental Agencies (IGOs) and International Nongovernmental Agencies (INGOs) to secure extraordinary protections for their organizational acronyms at second level domains should be met with a firm an...
Internet Commerce Association - Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 17:34
Concern over IANA Transition Going Bipartisan
  Early on it looked like concern over the Obama Administration’s proposal to terminate the U.S. counterparty role on the IANA functions contract might be a one-sided partisan affair. That would be very unfortunate, as Internet freedom as well as its security and stability should raise bipartisan questions. read more
Internet Commerce Association - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 11:39

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