Re: [registrars] Washington Meeting Update
I'll be attending the Registry/Registrar meeting on Friday. I have not
reserved a room yet.
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Subject: [registrars] Washington Meeting Update
From: "Michael D. Palage" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Fri, January 17, 2003 9:24 am
Here is where we stand with regard to the scheduled registrar/registry
joint meeting in DC for next month.
The United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is holding a two day
public workshop to combat cross-boarder on February 19th and 20th (Wed
and Thu). Please see the following URL for a link to this event
http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2002/12/crossborder.htm. I would personally
recommend registrars to attend this event as this public/private
sector workshop as on the 19th, representatives from the credit card
industry will be in attendance to discuss credit fraud. As I have
previously discussed with the list, credit card charge backs are a
serious business concern in this industry. Registrar issues involving
Whois and related issues will be the subject of a panel discussing
during the second day of the workshop.
I have confirmed with most of the major registries that they will be
attending the joint meeting on Friday during which there will be a
discussion/workshop on Whois, transfers and IDNs. I believe that face
to face meetings and an exchange of ideas is critical to address these
issues both now and into the future.
What I now need from registrars is confirmation on who will be
attending these events FTC and Registrar/Registry Joint Meeting. I
need this information so that I can select the appropriate meeting
facility on Friday. I have bids from two hotels in DC that will
provide a block of rooms and accommodations. Based upon the number of
attendees I may be able to get a better room rate. Therefore, please
let me know ASAP if you will be attending and if you have reserved a