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<div>Thanks, Elisa. &nbsp; I support this comment as drafted below.</div>
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<div>-- </div>
<div>Steve DelBianco</div>
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<span style="font-weight:bold">From: </span>Elisa Cooper &lt;<a href="mailto:Elisa.Cooper@markmonitor.com">Elisa.Cooper@markmonitor.com</a>&gt;<br>
<span style="font-weight:bold">Date: </span>Sunday, May 13, 2012 10:23 PM<br>
<span style="font-weight:bold">To: </span>&quot;'Bc GNSO list ' (<a href="mailto:bc-gnso@icann.org">bc-gnso@icann.org</a>)&quot; &lt;<a href="mailto:bc-gnso@icann.org">bc-gnso@icann.org</a>&gt;<br>
<span style="font-weight:bold">Subject: </span>[bc-gnso] .COM Renewal Comments<br>
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<p class="MsoNormal">BC Members,<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Per the Memberís Call last Friday, please find below brief comments regarding the renewal of the .COM contract:<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">The BC supports VeriSign's continued operation of the
 .COM Registry.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">However, we strongly urge ICANN to take this opportunity
 to require the maintenance of Thick <span class="SpellE">Whois</span> by VeriSign for the .COM Registry. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">We believe that requiring all Registries to comply with
 Thick <span class="SpellE">Whois</span> is an important first step in improving <span class="SpellE">
Whois</span>.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">The BC has previously stated the importance of timely,
 unrestricted, and public access to complete and accurate <span class="SpellE">Whois</span> information. While the BC recognizes that Thick
<span class="SpellE">Whois</span> does not improve accuracy, it does address the requirements for timely, unrestricted and public access of
<span class="SpellE">Whois</span> information.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">The BC expects that other ongoing ICANN projects will
 improve <span class="SpellE">Whois</span> accuracy and responses by privacy/proxy services to relay / reveal requests. &nbsp;In particular, we expect improvements to result from:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">current negotiations on the Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA);<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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 and&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><!--[endif]--><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">policy development indicated by results of five pending
<span class="SpellE">Whois</span> studies (<a href="%20http:/gnso.icann.org/issues/whois/studies%20">link</a>).<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span class="apple-style-span"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">Rapporteur for this Discussion
 Draft: Elisa Cooper</span></span><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:.5in"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">These comments are due Thursday, May 17<sup>th</sup>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">The comments are in line with our stated position, however, please let me know
 if you have any additions, or edits as soon as possible.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">Best,<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">Elisa<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">Elisa Cooper<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">Director of Product Marketing<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;color:black">MarkMonitor<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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