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Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 14:06:26 -0400
From: David Solomonoff
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Subject: Internet Society of New York Presents: "The Future of WHOIS Policy"
Hope to see you and please pass on as appropriate. Thanks! -- David
The Internet Society of New York Presents:
"The Future of WHOIS Policy"
A panel discussion moderated by Danny Younger, VP of the Internet
Society of New York
The WHOIS database contains information on the owners of Internet
domains (such as isoc-ny.org). The domain owner's contact details, such
as address and phone number, are made easily accessible to anyone over
the Internet for most domains.
Some registrars offer private registrations (where the contact
information of the registrar â€“ not the domain owner -- is shown). But
these privacy services are often abused by people involved in illegal
activity, who use them in the knowledge that it makes it extremely
difficult for entities (even law-enforcement officers) outside of their
registrar's legal jurisdiction to obtain their contact details. Worse,
some registrars are uncooperative when notified of illegal activity or
are not sufficiently careful to ensure the accuracy of contact details
listed in the WHOIS.
Spammers also harvest email addresses from WHOIS requests.
The question of how much personal information should be publicly
available in the WHOIS database pits the right to privacy against the
needs of law enforcement and the enforcement of intellectual property
Panelists will include:
Jon Nevett, VP Policy & Ethics, Network Solutions
Wendy Seltzer, North American representative, ICANN* At-Large Advisory
Attorney Bruce A. McDonald, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP
Jordyn Buchanan, Chair ICANN WHOIS Task Force
Jeff Neuman, Senior Director, Law,
Advanced Services and Business Development, NeuStar Inc.
Maria Farrell, GNSO Policy Officer (ICANN Staff)
*The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is
responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of
unique identifiers. These include domain names as well as the addresses
used in a variety of Internet protocols. Computers use these identifiers
to reach each other over the Internet.
The event is free, open to the public and the site is fully accessible.
November 8, 2006
6:00 - 8:00 p. m.
Jefferson Market Branch Library
425 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), at Tenth Street
Internet Society of New York: http://www.isoc-ny.org/
Jefferson Market Branch Library (including travel directions):
David Solomonoff, President
Internet Society of New York
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