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Eli Goodman – Search Evangelist (Day 1 Keynote Speaker)

EMr. Goodman leads the business development and research team for comScore’s Product Specialty division, where he plays an integral role in educating the industry on how to best merge marketing functions across platforms, including traditional portals, online video, television, search, social media, display advertising, and mobile. He is a 12-year veteran of the technology and market research industry, with experience in search, display advertising, mobile, video, branding, public relations, and marketing.

Prior to joining comScore, Eli worked at Hitwise, where he honed his knowledge of the web analytics industry, specifically focusing on search projects related to retail, travel, financial services and publishing.

Eli began his career at Gartner, Inc. as a member of the business development team for the Research & Consulting division. In this capacity, he worked with technology vendors utilizing Gartner research for market sizing, product development direction and public relations.

Eli earned a BA in Organizational and Behavior Management from Brown University in Providence, RI and currently resides in New York City.

2011 State of Industry Presentation

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Internet Commerce Assn’s GC Phil Corwin on CLBR

ICA General Counsel returns to Cyber Law and Business Report today for its special DomainFest edition.

hilip S. Corwin is the founder of Virtualaw LLC, a Washington, DC consulting firm that specializes in assisting clients in the shaping of public policy. With more than three decades of federal legislative experience, his practice is focused on the dynamically evolving law of electronic commerce and intellectual property, as well as financial services and bankruptcy. In addition to his Washington-focused legislative and regulatory work he also represents clients in proceedings of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in regard to policies governing the Domain Name System.

Prior to entering private practice with the law firm of Butera & Andrews, Mr. Corwin served as Director and Counsel of Operations, Retail Banking, and Risk Management for the American Bankers Association and, before that, as Legislative Counsel to the Independent Bankers Association of America. From 1976 to 1981 he held professional staff positions at the United States Senate.

Mr. Corwin received extensive media training while at the American Bankers Association and served as one of their principal spokespersons to the print and electronic media. He has been a guest on numerous television and radio public affairs and business programs including the Wall Street Journal Report, C-Span’s Washington Journal, and CNN’s Burden of Proof, and continues to interact with the press regularly on behalf of clients. He has testified before Congress as well as at proceedings of Executive Branch Agencies and the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and served as an adviser to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.. He has spoken before legal, banking, technology, digital entertainment and financial services industry audiences, taught sessions at the Practicing Law Institute’s Internet law Institute and Glasser Legalworks’ E-Commerce Law School, and has written numerous articles and opinion pieces regarding technology and financial services related law and public policy issues.

Mr. Corwin is an active member of the American Bar Association. He has served as Chairman of the Business Law Section’s Committee on Legislation; Washington Liaison for the Science and Technology Section; Legislative Reporter for the Business Law Section’s Cyberspace Law Committee; Vice-Chair of the Financial Services Integration Committee of the Torts and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) and Co-Chair of TIPS’ Investment, Financial Services and Taxation Committee. He is also an active member of ABA’s Government Affairs Practice, Banking Law, Consumer Financial Services, Consumer Bankruptcy, and Commercial Bankruptcy Committees; as well as of the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Mr. Corwin received his B.A. in Government from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences and his JD from Boston College Law School. He is a member of the Bar in the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Verizon Sues Parked.com As Serial Cyber-Squatter

Verizon is seeking $66M in damages from Parked.com and registrar DirectNic for using over 660 domain names with names confusingly similar to Verizon, including typo variations such as 1verizon.net, myverixon.com and myaccountatverizonwireless.com.   Verizon’s case, however, faces certain jurisdictional hurdles as both defendants are based in the Cayman Islands and DirectNic was able to dismiss an earlier Verizon lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds in 2011.

ICANN Draws Fire From US Over gTLD Expansion

The  Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers  (ICANN) has been sharply criticized over its plans to expand the number of generic top level domains with the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse warning that  business owners could spend an average of $500,000 on new defensive registrations.  FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz also has criticized ICANN, hwarning that “the rapid expansion of the number of generic top-level domain could create a “dramatically increased opportunity for consumer fraud,” and make it easier for scam artists to manipulate the system to avoid being detected by law enforcement authorities.

Application fees to set up a new customer gTLD are $185,000 and are expected to double ICANN’s revenue.

See Congressional Research Service backgrounder on ICANN gTLDs.

TOP DOMAIN NAME SALES 2009-2011

The year 2011 produced only 3 million dollar domain sales, with Social.com topping the list at $2.6 million based on DN Journal’s tracking.

Sex.com $13,000,000 2010
Slots.com $5,500,000 2010
Toys.com $5,100,000 2009
Candy.com $3,000,000 2009
Social.com $2,600,000 2011
Fly.com $1,760,000 2009
Dating.com $1,750,000 2010
Auction.com $1,700,000 2009
Ticket.com $1,525,000 2009
Russia.com $1,500,000 2009
Photo.com $1,250,000 2010
Call.com $1,100,000 2009
Flying.com $1,100,000 2010
Zip.com $1,058,830 2010
Webcam.com $1,020,000 2009
Poker.org $1,000,000 2010
Dudu.com $1,000,000 2011
DomainName.com $1,000,000 2011

MORE INFO: Verizon Says More Than 600 Websites Used in Cybersquatting Scam, paidContent.org (Jan. 30, 2012); FTC letter to ICANN; Custom Domain Suffixes Are Coming: Here’s What You Need to Know,, Time (June 20, 2011); Web-Name Fight Shows Limits to U.S. Power Over Internet Guardian, Bloomberg (Jan 4. 2012).

t may be facing an even worse public relations backlash, as one survey found that 66 percent of users would cancel their account as a result, how to delete a Google account was emerging as a hot search on Google trends and anti-Google graffiti was spotted in New York.

RESOURCES  Verizon Says More Than 600 Websites Used in Cybersquatting Scam, paidContent.org (Jan. 30, 2012); FTC letter to ICANN; Custom Domain Suffixes Are Coming: Here’s What You Need to Know,, Time (June 20, 2011); Web-Name Fight Shows Limits to U.S. Power Over Internet Guardian, Bloomberg (Jan 4. 2012).

 


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