The public comment period at ICANN related to the UDRP status report ends today. I know that George Kirikos submitted a comment, and a number of domain investors submitted comments. I did not submit a comment, and someone asked why I am not “all over this:”
but, I don’t get why @DomainKing, @DomainSherpa, @DNAcademy, @DInvesting,@DomainNameWire,… aren’t all over this?? They’re smart people, they must know that the entire domaining industry will soon cease to exist if UDRP strengthens yet more… 😳
— Luke Superpro (@LSuperpro) April 19, 2022
I don’t really have the bandwidth to get into the weeds and write an educated comment. I am sure I could write a semi-educated response, but I don’t have the time to review the full report and then weigh in on it. I think the topic of the UDRP is critically important to domain investors, and I also don’t really have much faith in ICANN and the community to read comments from domain investors and take them into consideration.
I think an industry trade organization is better suited to post an educated comment on my behalf and on behalf of my business interests. The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is that organization. The ICA submitted its comment today and discussed it in a blog post.
There are a number of domain investor related issues that come up every year, and the ICA advocates on behalf of its members and domain investors in general. I am a member of the ICA, and I appreciate that the organization is communicating with ICANN and its UDRP working group to protect domain investors and their interests.