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RE: [nc-whois] RE: some links of interest

And apologies to Bret Fausett who provided even further and useful links on the recordings.
Thanks, Bret... It is possible to get a transcript posted as well?

-----Original Message-----
From: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA 
Sent: Saturday, June 01, 2002 12:45 AM
To: 'Steve Metalitz'; NC-WHOIS (E-mail)
Subject: RE: [nc-whois] RE: some links of interest 

Dear WHOIS Colleagues

Thanks, Steve, and Troy, for your postings regarding the recent U.S. Congressional
Hearings on WHOIS/Accuracy; and Steve, for the additional postings.  They are both 
very useful to the TF and I urge all to read them. There may be other relevant 
similar postings which members are aware of and should post. For instance, I asked
Sarah to post an earlier document related to privacy issues in WHOIS to the TF list.

I wish to call the TF members attention to the WIPO Best Practices and 
to suggest that you take 20 minutes and at least scan the comments. You will
see several comments on accuracy, as well as other comments; however, to me,
the data accuracy issue stands out... 

Regards, Marilyn

-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Metalitz [mailto:metalitz@iipa.com]
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2002 4:34 PM
To: NC-WHOIS (E-mail)
Subject: [nc-whois] RE: some links of interest 

As discussed toward the end of our conference call, here are some links that
may be worth reviewing as we prepare the conclusions of our Task Force's

(1)  Written testimony from last week's Congressional subcommittee hearing
on Whois.  Howard Beales is the top consumer protection official of the US
Federal Trade Commission.  You can see from the statements of Reps. Berman
and Coble what two leading US policymakers are thinking.  Cameron Powell of
SnapNames and Michael Palage of the Registrar Constituency were the other
witnesses, along with myself.  See http://www.house.gov/judiciary/courts.htm

(2)  The Best Practices document created by the World Intellectual Property
Organization has some good general recommendations re Whois in the ccTLDs.
See http://ecommerce.wipo.int/domains/cctlds/bestpractices/index.html    

(3)  An interesting case study regarding "Large-Scale Intentional Invalid
WHOIS Data" may be found at

Steve Metalitz

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