GNSO Council . Whois Database
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 3. Comments 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) Tel: +503 2264-0977/ 1218 / 1702 Fax: +503 2263-2809 Cel: +503 7828-2623 Web: <blocked::blocked::blocked::http://www.garciabodan.com/> www.garciabodan.com Email: <mailto:giancarlo.delagasca@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> giancarlo.delagasca@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Physical Address / Dirección): 89 avenida norte, No. 573, Col. Escalón, San Salvador, El Salvador, C.A. ========================= The information contained in this message may be privileged and confidential and protected from disclosure. Any dissemination, distribution or copying of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately. Thank you. / La información contenida en este mensaje puede ser privilegiada y confidencial y protegida contra acceso. Cualquier difusión, distribución o copiado de esta comunicación se prohíbe terminantemente. Si Usted ha recibido esta comunicación por error, por favor, notifíquenos inmediatamente. Gracias.