Thursday , August 11 2022

Domain Name Law and Investing with Zak Muscovitch » Kickstart Commerce

When thinking of domain investing, one rarely thinks about domain name law. Both are a bit like traveling down the ol’ rabbit hole into a whole new world, if not the universe.

The rabbit hole we’ll discuss today, Internet commerce taxation, wasn’t even a thing some 30-40 years ago. However today, internet commerce is a way of life, as is domain name law.

Today’s podcast guest Zak Muscovitch took the leap down the rabbit hole of the internet when he began writing about the future of Internet commerce taxation.  Zak is a Canadian intellectual property lawyer, Founder and Publisher of Domain Name Law Reports, and General Counsel at the Internet Commerce Association (also known as the ICA). 

In this podcast, Zak talks about his first domain name law experience, including the backstory of Toronto2.com and a few other key UDRPs — Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy.

Zak and I then discuss what domain investors should do to protect themselves from UDRP, what to do when facing a UDRP, and the likelihood of domain investors having to fight a UDRP.

And of course, we discuss whether or not Zak invests in domain names. Last but not least, Zak shares the latest changes with the ICA as well as addressing the top pressing priorities on the horizon for the ICA.

If you’re a domain investor or professional with limited to no knowledge regarding domain name law or you consider yourself an expert, then you’ll want to tune in as Zak schools us in domain name law and investing. Enjoy!

 


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