Our Members

Our members include individuals and companies that own, buy, sell, resell and host internet domain names and internet traffic. These firms include direct navigation firms, search engines that buy and sell traffic, hosting companies that profit from such domains and traffic and others that are in the primary business of buying and selling internet traffic.

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Our association represents the interests of:

  • Large and small domain name portfolio owners
  • Search engines
  • Hosting firms
  • Internet registration and registries firms
  • Domain name registration and registries
  • Internet advertising firms and advertising networks
  • Attorneys, research firms, investment banking firms, affiliate marketing firms and others related to, or interested in, the field of Internet traffic and advertising
  • Tech firms and web designers

Our association’s strength lies in our diverse membership and their vast collection of experience and wisdom.

Benefits of Membership include:

Participation

Committees and Task Forces will enable association members to participate with other industry leaders and discuss, resolve and set guidelines on the issues affecting internet traffic. Permanent Committees deal with ongoing issues and Task Forces are created to deal with transitory issues as they arise.

Legislative Involvement

To effectively promote fairness through our legislative agenda, we will communicate regularly with one voice on behalf of our members in Washington, D.C. and internationally by arranging trips to Washington, D.C. to meet regularly with the appropriate officials.

Business Tools & Services

Trade shows, publications and other opportunities are available to our members to network and stay at the forefront of this fast-growing industry.

Communication

Monthly newsletters with the latest industry news will be sent to all members with an added available benefit of receiving instant breaking industry news as it happens;

Visibility

Members are highlighted on the official INTRAS website as well as printed collateral distributed on behalf of the association.

Discounts

Members will enjoy discounts off of event sponsorships as well as affiliated memberships and other opportunities as they arise.

Updates

Enjoy monthly updates on legislative activity as well as industry developments in our exclusive member’s newsletter.

For additional information please contact info@INTRAS.org.

Our Issues

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The Internet Commerce Association’s legislative agenda includes – but is not limited to — several key issues:

Legislative Agenda for Protection of Domains and Domain Holders:

  • Domains be recognized as private property and domain owners have the rights of private property owners as well as working with the appropriate US government agencies to see these policies pursued within WIPO as well as in bilateral and multilateral trade talks.
  • Higher standards be set for domain name challenges by Trademark holders allowing universality and uniqueness as required measures for dispute resolution
  • Alternative licensing fee systems be established resulting in the consideration of click-through navigation for dispute resolution among similar domains
  • Modification of the tax code to allow for accelerated depreciation of domain names
  • Promote fairness in the consideration of consumer’s costs of annual domain name registration and related fees
  • Participate fully in the battle to eliminate click fraud
  • Participate in discussions regarding Internet governance, including the future role and transparency of ICANN, it’s relationship with the U.S. government, the administration of the generic top level domains (gTLDs) and the pricing of related domain name registrations, and the rules and laws relating to the WHOIS database
  • Establishment of a best practices guideline to help IP professionals unwind legal disputes in an efficient manner and to set acceptable use guidelines for members relating to domain name creation, ownership and implementation.