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Username: NeuStar Support Letter
Date/Time: Fri, August 2, 2002 at 6:58 PM GMT
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Subject: American Horse Council Supports NeuStar


Dear ICANN Board Member,
Organized in 1969, the AHC is totally member supported by individuals and organization representing virtually every facet of the horse world from owners, breeders, veterinarians, farriers, breed registries and horseman's associations to horse show, race tracks, rodeos, commercial suppliers and state horse councils.

In its role as the national federation of horse people and organizations, the American Horse Council gives the industry a forum to develop programs and map policies for the future well being of the industry.  The American Horse Council is the horse industry's voice in Washington, D.C.

Therefore, the Internet plays a critical role in enabling AHC to serve its diverse and geographically dispersed constituency.  The AHC website ( provides the ideal medium for disseminating timely and useful information related to legislative activity, policy issues, industry news and health advisories.  It also allows convenient access to industry related publications.  Our members rely on this information to stay abreast of industry related issues and as a mechanism for facilitating industry dialog and consensus.

Given the vital role the Internet plays in both our day to day activities and from a long-term strategic perspective, AHC believes it is very important that we and other noncommercial organizations who depend upon the .ORG name space, to have a means to participate in decisions that impact us directly.  Furthermore, AHC believes that it is important to protect the public's association of .ORG with no-profit entities.

We are writing to endorse the concept of a .ORG Global Advisory Council, as proposed by NeuStar to provide the global noncommercial community a voice in decisions that may impact what is essentially the "noncommercial Interent".  We also would support the pratice of limiting registry sponsored .ORG marketing activities designed to attract commercial registrations.  Therefore, if NeuStar is selected to operate the .ORG Registry, AHC intends to participate in the .ORG Global Advisory Council at the Selection Committee, Council or membership level.


Nicole D. Lamoureus
Chief Operating Officer       


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