It looks like what he is doing is not turning his back on domainers...
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Never heard of the ICA. What did they do for " us " ?
Good decision. There are 2 members in here, and one of them has even ignored the last pm I sent him. They have literally done nothing for me, in my point of view.
This is me caring what Rick does
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Rick has personally funded the ICA for 100k of his own money to get it going along with Franky and a group of other large domainers and registrars.
Just one of the small things we could be thanking him for.
I was saying this awhile back and most people just ignored what I was saying and kept sending them money:
I can smell a new organization coming up, and their tagline is " Made by domainers, for domainers" . lol
Perhaps ICA should rebrand itself to Domain Owners Association or something along these lines. I have always found the Internet Commerce label to be odd. Or is this to present a more palatable image to Washington.
Um is it just me or is Rick just 'another' domain who got lucky...
He seems to think he is the dogs bollocks, and loves to have all the attention on himself. As far as Im concerned who cares... The ICA, rick, what a load of rubbish and a waste of time.
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It's usually the people on the bottom who throw stones at those who have been successful. Even Rick's biggest critics (who know and dislike him) wouldn't call him lucky.
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Very few of us have the talent to sell to end users.
Most of us would have sold the domains he sold at a fraction of what he got.
Give the guy credit for putting up his own money to get ICA started.
Not counting the hours and days and months of time and effort to get it off the ground.
I hope one of the people reading this steps up and takes the baton to move our industry to the next level.
Otherwise, the large corporations and the IP lawyers are going to put all of you out of business.
I focus on owning generic domains. I avoid TM type domains like the plague.
Over the past 5.5 yrs, I have received very few C&D letters.
This week I got 2 C&D letters regarding 2 different generic domains.
They don't have merit but that doesn't stop them from trying to take the
domains away from me.
And, these threats have only just begun.
It is going to get a lot worse over the next couple years.
The only united front our industry has is ICA.