FTC Issues Statement on Whois Databases

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on June 26, 2006

FTC press release: “The Federal Trade Commission today told a meeting of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers that access to the Whois databases is “critical to the agency’s consumer protection laws, to other law enforcement agencies around the world, and to consumers.” Whois databases are online information directories that contain contact information about website operators. Access to the databases is in question because one of ICANN’s advisory bodies recommended limiting access to Whois data to technical purposes only.”

  • Prepared Statement of the Federal Trade Commission Before the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) Meeting Concerning Whois Databases – Marrakech, Morocco – Presented by Commissioner Jon Leibowitz
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