Vote on WHOIS sytem
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, Professor Dr Charles Gielen ● NautaDutilh N.V. P.O. Box 7113 1007JC Amsterdam Strawinskylaan 1999 1077XV Amsterdam tel.: +31.20.7171903 fax: +31.20.7171335 Mobile: + 31.6.51134572 NautaDutilh Advocaten Notarissen Belastingadviseurs Lawyers Civil law notaries Tax advisers Strawinskylaan 1999, 1077 XV Amsterdam, the Netherlands P.O. Box 7113, 1007 JC Amsterdam, the Netherlands www.nautadutilh.com This e-mail is confidential and intended for use by the addressee only. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify us immediately and delete this e-mail, as well as any attachment. NautaDutilh N.V. gevestigd te Rotterdam; Handelsregister 24338323. Binnen NautaDutilh N.V. zijn advocaten, (kandidaat-)notarissen en belastingadviseurs werkzaam. Op alle rechtsbetrekkingen met NautaDutilh N.V. is Nederlands recht en zijn de algemene voorwaarden van NautaDutilh N.V. van toepassing. Deze bevatten onder meer een beperking van aansprakelijkheid en zijn gedeponeerd ter griffie van de Rechtbank te Rotterdam. De algemene voorwaarden zijn in te zien op www.nautadutilh.com en worden op verzoek kosteloos toegezonden. Jurisdictie: Amsterdam of Rotterdam. NautaDutilh N.V. has its seat at Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Commercial Register number 24338323. The professionals practising at NautaDutilh N.V. consist of lawyers, civil law notaries, junior civil law notaries and tax advisers. All legal relationships with NautaDutilh N.V. shall be governed by Dutch law and be subject to the general terms and conditions of NautaDutilh N.V. These general conditions include a limitation of liability clause and have been filed with the Rotterdam District Court. They can be viewed at www.nautadutilh.com and will be provided free of charge upon request. Competent court: Amsterdam or Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Please consider the environment before printing this e-mail.