To GNSO Council Dear Sirs, I have been informed that On October 31, 2007, ICANN's policy advisory body (the Generic Names Supporting Organization (GNSO) Council) will vote on three motions that will determine the future structure of the domain name and Whois system. The Whois system is important for trademark owners because it is used daily by law enforcement, businesses and consumers to manage domain names, perform due diligence, protect intellectual property rights, and locate and contact the true owners of problematic web sites. In many cases, free open access to domain name ownership information is a prerequisite for taking swift legal action that can prevent Internet fraud and other schemes that confuse and deceive the public in the Internet marketplace. Therefore GNSO Council is requested to adopt Motion 2 and to reject Motions 1 and 3. Yours faithfully, Noëlle L. Wolfs VEREENIGDE Johan de Wittlaan 7 P.O. Box 87930 2508 DH The Hague The Netherlands T: +31 (0)70-416 68 60 F: +31 (0)70-416 67 99 E: n.wolfs@xxxxxxxxxxxxx U: www.vereenigde.com 10/26/07, 10:09:50 "<Vereenigde Unipat>" made the following annotations. ========================================================= The information contained in this communication is confidential and may be legally privileged. It is intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom it is addressed and others authorised to receive it. If you are not the intended recipient you are hereby notified that any use, disclosure, copying, distribution or taking any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error please notify us by e-mail or by telephone on +31 (0)70 416 67 11 and then delete the e-mail and all attachments and any copies thereof. VEREENIGDE is neither liable for the proper and complete transmission of the information contained in this communication nor for any delay in its receipt. All transactions of Vereenigde are subject to general terms and conditions including various restrictions of liability. These general terms and conditions have been deposited at the Chamber of Commerce Haaglanden at The Hague and will be sent upon request, free of charge. The general terms and conditions are also available at the Vereenigde website: www.vereenigde.com ========================================================= All incoming and outgoing email is scanned to protect against viruses and other malicious content.