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About Libby Baney

“Love What You Do” is on a sign in Libby’s office for good reason: she loves her work as a dynamic public policy advocate, lawyer, strategist and facilitator. Clients hire her to delve deep in the issues, devise a strategy and execute on many fronts. Libby works primarily on policies and issues confronting health and technology stakeholders, but she also touches on the insurance industry. She has built trusted relationships with U.S. and international government agencies, law enforcement, and policymakers on both sides of the aisle.

Restricted Access to WHOIS Data Jeopardizes Brand Owners Online

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As many brand owners know, WHOIS data is the publicly available information on who has registered a particular internet domain name. In layman’s terms, WHOIS records are akin to land title or property tax records: a record of who owns the internet property of domain names available in .com, .net and other generic top-level domain (gTLD) spaces. Each WHOIS record contains basic contact information for the domain name registrant: name, address, phone number, email address and certain other technical attributes. Since the dawn of the internet, gTLD registrars and registries – those companies who sell domain names – have collected contact information from all registrants at the time of registration.

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