ICA Hosting Public Webcast on April 12

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The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) will be hosting a public webcast on April 12th at 1pm EDT to share and discuss the ICA’s policy positions and interests. The webcast is open to ICA members as well as the general public interested in learning more about the ICA and the organization’s objectives.

The ICA is a trade organization that advocates for the rights and interests of domain name registrants. Many domain investors and industry service providers are members of the ICA.

According to the ICA email I received announcing the webcast, here are some of the topics that will be covered:

  • The possible increase in .com registration fees
  • Pricing policy arising from the differences between legacy extensions which were originally created by the US Government for the public benefit and the new sponsored gTLD extensions that were bought and paid for by for-profit businesses.
  • Concerns that the ICANN organization is failing to protect the public interest by purporting to adopt new domain name policy outside of the established policy development process
  • The move by the Australian Domain Administration to further restrict domain name investing and monetisation in .au domain names.
  • Whois information in the wake of GDPR
  • Next Steps in UDRP Reform
  • Update on the IGO/INGO Rights Protection Mechanism Working Group

The webcast will be co-hosted by the ICA’s Executive Director, Kamila Sekiewicz, and the ICA’s General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch. Questions will be permitted, but priority for questions will be granted to members of the ICA.

Although the event is open to the public (and free), advance registration is required. You can sign up for the webcast this page within the Zoom.us website (possibly rebranding to Zoom.com).

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