Why The ICA Is So Important + How You Can Learn More About It At NamesCon

I joined the ICA in 2012, before that, to be perfectly honest I didn’t know much about what the ICA did. After my first week as a contributor I was blown-away, soon I was on email strings covering issues that I had no idea we as domain investors were facing. That’s when I realize how important the ICA is and why every single domain investor should be a member and support the cause because really, in the end, you will be supporting yourself.

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There are some great ways to learn more about the ICA and meet some of the people involved if you at in Vegas attending NamesCon. If you spend a bit more time learning about what the ICA is doing I think you’ll see why it is so important to support and get involved with the organization. The landscape is changing and if we all want to be doing this in ten years, we’ll need the ICA to be going strong.

Here are two great ways you can learn more about the ICA at NamesCon:

  1. Attend the 11:05AM session tomorrow – Your Voice in the New Marketplace: TheDNA.org and ICA
  2. Come to the ICA MeetUp tomorrow at 12:40PM (I will be there!)

If you have a business that depends on domain names to make money I strongly urge you to attend these sessions. I think once you understand more about what the ICA does, you’ll see why it is so important that we all come together and pledge our support.

I hope to see you tomorrow at the ICA MeetUp!

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Morgan Linton was born in Berkeley, California but spent nine years traveling the world as an early employee for digital music startup Sonos. In 2007 Morgan founded Linton Investments, a domain name and branding company that has helped some of the most recognized startups in the world acquire their top choice domain name. In 2012 Morgan left his full-time job to co-found Bold Metrics, a startup building technologies that make it easy for online shoppers to buy clothes that fit and arming retailers with more data than ever before.

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  • Joe January 14, 2014, 4:48 pm

    Morgan I’ll be there! thinking in a broader post on your blog when you get to NamesCon.

    Thanks for your invitation.


  • Nat Cohen January 14, 2014, 6:21 pm


    Thanks for spreading the word. The more people in the domain industry learn about the ICA and the work it does protecting our livelihoods, then I think the more they will want to support it.

    The future of our industry is greatly affected by ICANN, by Congress, and in the courts. The ICA gives us a voice in these discussions and a say in our future.


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