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Judith Oppenheimer, founder of ICB, tracks the national and international political developments of the emerging telecommunications and Internet marketplace. It is Ms. Oppenheimer who most clients turn to for advice on issues of toll free number and domain name branding, politics, marketing and trends, and ENUM standards and implementation development.

Ms. Oppenheimer has served on the TeleServices Industry Association's Legislative Action Committee and the Interactive Telephone Council, and currently serves on the Domain Name Sponsoring Organization of ICANN (The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) ENUM Working Group, the United States International Telecommunication Advisory Committee (ITAC) of the Department of State on U.S. Telecommunications Standardization (ITAC-T) Study Group A (U.S. policy, standardization, regulatory, and competitive aspects of the operations and tariffs of telecommunications services) on ENUM, the NANC (North American Numbering Council) Toll Free Issue Management Group, and industry forum SNAC (SMS/800 Number Administration Committee, sponsored by ATIS, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions, which designs the products, services, standards and practices of toll-free). Ms. Oppenheimer is a founding member of ENUM Forum, an open industry forum formed at the recommendation of the State Department ITAC Ad Hoc, and a founding member of 1800AFTA (1 800 American Free Trade Association), formed to serve as a proactive force to create a positive regulatory and market environment for 1-800 service.

She is publisher of ICB Toll Free News (http://icbtollfree.com), and the WhoSells800.com Toll Free/LD Service Provider Directory (http://whosells800.com); owner/moderator of TOLLFREE-L (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tollfree-l), internet mailing list for the discussion of management, marketing, policy, engineering, logistical and regulatory matters related to the business use of toll free service and toll free numbers; telecommunications technology editor for Briefme e-Magazine; and featured correspondent and columnist for NewsWeb Daily Business Newspaper.

Ms. Oppenheimer has also been featured or quoted in The Washington Post, The Industry Standard, ICANNWatch, InternetNews.com, The St. Petersburg Times, World Telemedia 2000, Investor's Business Daily, DIRECT, Washington Internet Daily, InfoWorld, The Dot, Wired, The Roving Reporter, Inter@ctive Week, on24 Financial i-network, DomainNotes, Office.com, Internet News Radio, Target Marketing, eMarketer, Omaha World Herarld, the New Jersey Star Ledger, ISP News, The Discount Long Distance Digest, InternetWorld.de, Catalog Age, Cowles Business Publications' Direct NewsLine, DM News,Telemedia News & Views, Business First, The Audiofax, Call Center Magazine, Ad Age, AIN News, the Infomercial Marketing Report, InfoText, and Book Marketing Digest, and is a frequent contributor to numerous Internet digests.

ICB is a leading source of toll-free, vanity-related and domain name and ENUM information and support, working with the Small Business Administration's Office of Advocacy on toll-free and domain name issues, and advising corporate users, call centers, marketing firms and trade associations, on applicable marketing, regulatory and legislative issues. With a watchful eye on industry standards forums, ITU, ICANN, FCC, NANC and ENUM proposals, carrier maneuvers, and civil court/UDRP proceedings over toll-free brand, domain name and trademark disputes, ICB delivers strategic intelligence -- well in advance of public distribution.

ICB also pinch hits when others drop the ball. In a closely held system with no guarantees, ICB has successfully orchestrated, and audited, thousands of 888 replication set-asides, retrieved lost and stolen 800 numbers, facilitated porting and routing of toll-free numbers, and navigated users through the universal freephone maze. ICB is the expert you can rely on for 800 number and domain name acquisition strategy, management, and litigation support.



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