FairWinds Partners

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Type: Privately held
Industry: Domain Name Consultation
Founded: 2006
Founder(s): Josh Bourne
Phil Lodico
Headquarters: Washington, D.C.
Country: USA
LinkedIn: FairWinds Partners
Key People
Joshua Bourne and Phil Lodico, Managing Partners
Steve Levy, IP Attorney

FairWinds Partners is a domain name consulting firm co-founded by Managing Partners Josh Bourne and Phil Lodico in 2006. The firm aims to help its clients to increase their revenue using their domain names, provide relevant information regarding the latest online technologies and opportunities, and help clients to protect their domain investments. Fairwinds Partners is located in Washington, D.C. [1] Joshua Bourne and Phil Lodico, also co-founded the Coalition Against Domain Name Abuse (CADNA), a non-profit advocacy group dedicated to combating domain name abuse by increasing people's awareness and encouraging Internet users and stakeholders to take action to be able to stop all illegal internet activities such as cybersquatting and trademark infringement.

FairWinds Partners submitted 107 applications to ICANN's New gTLD Program on behalf of its clients.[2]


Fairwinds Partners provides the following services to its clients:[3]

  • New gTLD Services
  • Strategy Development
  • FairWinds Intelligence
  • Proactive Advisory
  • Domain Name Recovery
  • Outsourced Administration Solutions
  • Domain Name Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Social Media Brand Protection Strategy and Services

ICANN Involvement

FairWinds is a observatory member of the Business Constituency within ICANN, and a voting member of the New TLD Applicant Group (NTAG) in the Registry Stakeholder Group, since they applied for .FAIRWINDS. The firm is represented by Stephanie Duchesneau.