- To: <whois-comments-2007@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Whois System
- From: "Kenneth F. Florek" <kflorek@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 07:53:29 -0400
As a long time trademark practitioner and representative of trademark
owners, I believe that the Whois system is important for both consumers and
I regularly use the system to help legitimate trademark owners police their
marks. This results in the protection of not only the trademark owners, but
also online consumers who might be misled or deceived as to the source of
the goods and services they obtain.
In keeping, I would urge the GNSO Council to adopt Motion 2 and reject
Motions 1 and 3. In doing so, I fully support the option that ICANN conduct
an objective and comprehensive study on the legitimate abuses and uses of
Whois data before making policy changes that may permanently alter the
structure of the domain name and Whois system.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any question or comment on the
above. Until then, your consideration is greatly appreciated.
HEDMAN & COSTIGAN, P.C.
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
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