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GNSO Council . Whois Database

  • To: <whois-comments-2007@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Subject: GNSO Council . Whois Database
  • From: "Giancarlo de la Gasca" <giancarlo.delagasca@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 18:48:12 -0600

Dear Sirs,


Regarding the above referenced matter, we have been told that the GNSO is
seeking to discuss 3 motions regarding the Whois Database.

Therefore, I respectfully submit my personal and professional opinion, as a
Trademark Attorney to Accept Motion 2, which is the proposal for ICANN to
conduct an objective and comprehensive study on the legitimate abuses and
uses of Whois data ? before making policy changes that may permanently alter
the structure of the domain name and Whois system, and reject Motions 1 and


The Whois database is a tool of great importance for Trademark owners
against cybersquatting of their source indicators, since it allows people to
consult about the ownership or entitlement of someone over a certain domain
name, and lets them have the knowledge, in certainty, whom to direct any
legal action against.

Eliminating this database, would make more difficult for Trademark owners
the legal prosecution of their rights over the internet, specially
considering that the world wide web is not a specific territory over which a
ruling may be enforced easily.

If it is so easy to obtain a domain name, it should be just as easy to
challenge an illegal one, and is not in ICANN?S best interest, to limit
Trademark Owner?s rights to enforce their legal ownership.

Best regards,


GARCIA & BODAN (El Salvador)

Attorneys & Counselors at Law / Abogados & Notarios Públicos
Giancarlo de la Gasca (Abogado Senior/ Senior Attorney)

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