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INTA and domain names. 1997 vs. 2013.

As the INTA 2013 Annual Meeting comes to a close I can’t help but note the focus on domain names within the INTA community and on the home page of their website.

Compare that to 1997 when my then business partner and I had to write a letter and call INTA to explain what domain names were in order to have their *potential* consideration to exhibit at the annual meeting as Internet Domain Names Inc. and introduce domain names to the IP community.

Our first customer was an IP lawyer that paid us $100 cash *per* .com name at our INTA booth to register names for them as a result. At that point we felt like we definitely had a business. Now we have the TMCH. How times have changed…