October 3, 2008
Internet Commerce Association to Participate in Emergency Summit on the State of Kentucky’s Domain Seizure Order
The Internet Commerce Association, a non-profit trade organization representing domain name investors and developers and the direct search industry, today announced it will be participating in an emergency Summit on the State of Kentucky's unprecedented, wrongful seizure of 141 Internet gambling Websites. Hosted by the Blue Grass Institute, the panel discussion will include representatives from the Poker Players Alliance, Interactive Media Entertainment & Gaming Association, and the Americans for Tax Reform organization. The Summit will be held on October 6, 2008.
Who: Michael Collins, executive director, Internet Commerce Association
What: The Summit will focus on reasons why the State of Kentucky's seizure of 141 Internet gambling was wrong, as it violates the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution. Moreover, the state's action lacks sufficient jurisdictional grounds. While Kentucky certainly has the right to regulate businesses that operate in the state and enforce the law within Kentucky, none of the domain names in the seizure order were registered or operated in Kentucky. The hearing for 141 domain names that Kentucky Governor Beshear ordered seized is scheduled for October 7.
When: The Summit will take place on Monday, October 6th at 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: Capital Plaza Hotel-Frankfort, 405 Wilkinson Blvd., Frankfort, KY
How: For more information, please visit:
ABOUT INTERNET COMMERCE ASSOCIATION
Founded in 2006, Internet Commerce Association (ICA) is a non-profit trade organization representing domain name investors and developers and the direct search industry. ICA is made up of responsible businesses and individuals who have joined together to improve public confidence in internet commerce. Based in Washington D.C., the organization's mission is to promote and share best practices among participants in the domain name industry and to educate consumers, policy makers, law makers and the media about the value and benefits of direct navigation traffic and the domain name industry. For more information, please visit http://www.internetcommerce.org/.