The ICA is organizing a public webcast

The Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is organizing a public webcast which will highlight the ICA’s policy positions and interests.

The webcast is scheduled for April 12 at 1 PM EDT. Registration is now open.

Among the topics ICA will cover:

  • 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 webinar is structured as an update to the ICA’s membership from the Executive Director, Kamila Sekiewicz, and General Counsel, Zak Muscovitch.  During the Question and Answer portion priority will be given to questions submitted by ICA members.

Because the issues at stake are of importance to the ICANN community at large, ICA is opening up the call to the public, so that everyone with an interest in the domain name policy can watch and listen.


About Konstantinos Zournas

I studied Computer Engineering and Computer Science in London, UK and I am now living in Athens, Greece. I went online in 1995, started coding in 1996 and began buying domain names and creating websites in 2000. I started the blog in 2012.

One comment

  1. Konstantinos Zournas

    I just hope the webcast is recorded because I will not be able to watch it on Friday night. (in Greece)

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