Yesterday afternoon, the Internet Commerce Association (ICA) made a presentation during the monthly NARALO (North American Regional At-Large Organization) meeting to discuss the domain name secondary market. The presentation, Understanding the Domain Name Secondary Market and the Role of Domain Name Investors, was made to educate meeting attendees about the business of domain name investing and the important role domain investors play in the secondary market for domain names.
You can view the meeting and the entire presentation via this ICANN Zoom link. The ICA presentation starts around the 9:00 minute mark of the video. You can also visit the ICANN website to download a pdf of the Powerpoint presentation created by the ICA.
ICA General Counsel Zak Muscovitch and ICA Board member Nat Cohen gave a presentation that covered many topics related to how domain investing works and what domain investors actually do.
Not only was this a high quality overview of the business of domain investing, but it illustrates the vital role the ICA plays in educating people about domain investing and its utility. There are many people who do not look favorably upon domain investors and domain investing, and a presentation like this is helpful.
It looks like quite a bit of time and effort went into creating this presentation on behalf of our industry, and I appreciate that the ICA spent the time doing this.
If you aren’t a member of the ICA, the trade organization that represents domain investors and the business of domain investing, this is a tangible result of their efforts.
The ICA hasn’t responded to my 12/6 tweet:
“Can I join ICA at this time even though I have coronavirus domains for sale, or does that still make me ineligible?”
nor my 12/8 follow up:
“So @Frank_Schilling and @GoDaddy are allowed to be members, even though he was asking $188,000 for Coronavirus.com well after the crisis started and they are now asking high five figures for PandemicFlu.com, and I’m not?”
This despite the fact that I used to donate $2,500 per year to them.
I guess they don’t like having their hypocrisy called out.
Great presentation by Nat and Zak, a must watch/listen for everyone, both those starting out, words to do business by.