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Motion 2 is the only way to go

  • To: <whois-comments-2007@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: Motion 2 is the only way to go
  • From: "Susan G. O'Neill" <soneill@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 13:38:55 -0700


I urge you to adopt Motion 2 and to reject Motions 1 and 3 regarding the
Whois database.  The Whois database is critical not only for law
enforcement and consumer protection, but also for legitimacy of the
Internet.  Based on my experience as legal counsel specializing in
Internet issues, there is already so much abuse of the Internet through
fraud, abusive registration of domain names, and trademark infringement
on the Internet, which all leads to serious consumer confusion as well
as significant problems for online businesses.  Eliminating the Whois
database or even limiting its access would be a huge mistake as it would
allow for even greater abuse of the Internet than already exists.  It
would be a step backward, not forward.  We must therefore thoroughly
study the alleged problems with use of the Whois database before making
any changes. Please adopt Motion 2.

Thank you for your consideration.

Susan O'Neill

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