Michael Collins, Executive Director of the Internet Commerce Association has announced his resignation from his post with the organisation in an email to members of the ICA.
In his email to members, Collins wrote he is leaving the organisation to develop some of his own domain names, a brick and mortar to Internet transition for an auto accessory business.
The ICA is a non-profit trade organisation 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.
The email sent by Collins reads:
Dear ICA Member,
I have mixed feelings as I announce that I am leaving Internet Commerce Association as Executive Director to work on developing some of my own domain names. I am excited about my project, a brick and mortar to Internet transition for an auto accessory business. However, I will miss the daily contact with domainers from all over the world and the opportunity to represent them at ICANN and other important venues. It is great that I was able to share with you the recent success in Kentucky Court of Appeals before leaving.
The entire world is going through economic turmoil now. Many of the ardent supporters of ICA feel that they cannot continue their previous level of support in these difficult times. I hope that all will carefully reconsider the value of having representation in Washington, with ICANN and in other venues around the world. ICA will need your help financially and it will need volunteers. I will continue to help ICA going forward as a volunteer. I hope that otherÂ concerned members will also volunteer when ICA puts out a call for help.
Thank you to all who have supported me and helped me in my role with ICA during the last 18months. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact current ICA President Jeremiah Johnston at xxxx.