June 27, 2006

Federal Trade Commission issues statement on Whois databases

- "if ICANN restricts the use of Whois data to technical purposes only, it will greatly impair the FTC’s ability to identify Internet malefactors quickly – and ultimately stop perpetrators of fraud, spam, and spyware from infecting consumers’ computers"
- "There are other businesses, financial institutions, non-governmental organizations, and intellectual property rights owners, all of which heavily rely on access to accurate Whois data"
[Text of the FTC Statement]

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