To whom it may concern, As an intellectual property law firm, we regularly use WHOIS to identify domain name owners for many purposes, some beneficial to the owners. These include locating owners of intellectual property infringing sites and their ISPs, owners of domain names that our clients may wish to purchase, and in assisting us in determining whether a domain name and/or any trademarks contained therein are in use. This is an extremely valuable tool that should remain open and accessible to all. We therefore urge passage of Motion 2, so that a complete study of the uses, needs and future of WHOIS can be made. Thank you. Dennis H. Cavanaugh D H Cavanaugh Associates 555 Fifth Avenue, 17th Floor New York, New York 10017 212-856-7210 PH 212-856-7211 FX dhc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx www.dhcavanaugh.com This message is intended to be confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please delete this e-mail from your system immediately and notify us of the erroneous transmission to you. Any disclosure, use, copying or distribution is prohibited and may be unlawful.