Dear Sirs: I represent an international distributor of motor vehicles. We have historically seen numerous occasions of infringement of our trademarks through domain names. Whois is an important tool to identify registrants of domain names and to determine whether a domain name was registered by a legitimate party or by a cybersquatter. It is essential that ownership and origin of domain names be available for verification or determination of illegal conduct, and to prevent consumer confusion and fraud. We understand registrars may not have the resources to police registrants of domain names; therefore, trademark owners should be provided the tools to self-police; to deprive them of domain name owner information would place significant new burdens on both registrars and registrants as companies seek this information form them directly or through legal process. We believe the Whois information currently available is essential. Accordingly, we submit that the GNSO Council should adopt Motion 2 and reject Motions 1 and 3. Thank you. Sincerely, Micol Cecchi ____________________ Micol Cecchi Senior Counsel Nissan North America, Inc. Legal Department, B7-K2 333 Commerce Street Nashville, TN 37201 micol.cecchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <blocked::mailto:micol.cecchi@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Phone: (615) 725-1669 Fax: (615) 725-8557 This message is being sent by or on behalf of a lawyer or the legal department of Nissan. This communication may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential or otherwise legally protected from disclosure, and is intended to be received and read only by certain individuals. If it has been misdirected, or if you suspect you have received this in error, you are not authorized to read, print, retain, copy or disseminate this message or any part of it. Please notify the sender immediately and delete all copies of the message.