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  • To: <whois-comments-2007@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: GNSO Council
  • From: "Rubin, E. Leonard" <ELRubin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 10:42:30 -0400

Dear Members:

I am advised that you are meeting to consider changes to the present
WHOIS system, including the possibility that you may mandate eliminating
this service.  I write to implore you to not eliminate this source of
information.  I understand that INTA is suggesting the appointment of a
commission to study the virtues and the vices of the system, and I urge
that you allow this appointment.  WHOIS has many times given me and
others in my firm the ability to avoid prolonged disputes, helped to
find people to contact because of potential disputes, and saved my
clients untold amounts of money by helping to cut short the
investigative and negotiating procedures.

In short, WHOIS is for me an extremely valuable resource, one that I not
only need and use, but one whose absence would cause me and my clients
considerable trouble if it was no longer available.  Please continue its

E. Leonard Rubin

E. Leonard Rubin
Sachnoff & Weaver 
Reed Smith LLP 
10 South Wacker Drive 
Chicago, IL 60606-7507 
Fax 312.207.6400 
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