Dear Sirs, In my capacity as a German and European Trademark Attorney, I have noted that, on October 31, 2007, the GNSO Council intends to vote on three motions that will determine the future structure of the Whois system. The Whois system is of utmost importance for me as it enables me to protect my client's commercial interests. I am very concerned that abolishing the well-functioning Whois system will make it more difficult to protect my client's legitimate trademark rights from being attacked by counterfeiting etc. I therefore ask that the GNSO Council should reject Motions 1 and 3 and adopt Motion 2. P. Wiegeleben DR. PETER WIEGELEBEN UEXKÜLL & STOLBERG Patent Attorneys Beselerstrasse 4 22607 Hamburg Germany TEL.: 49 (0) 40 - 899 654 - 0 FAX: 49 (0) 40 - 899 654 - 88 wiegeleben@xxxxxx visit http://www.uex.de for further information This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended solely for the use of the individual or entity to whom they are addressed. If you have received this email in error please notify us.