On Thursday, June 2nd, CSTI hosted “The Threat of a Dark WHOIS” – a webinar on how WHOIS data contributed to a safer Internet and how the loss of access to this information has contributed to an increase in cyber-crimes and left the public, our institutions and our infrastructure more vulnerable to cyber threats – both foreign and domestic. The webinar prompted a letter to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), as well as followup responses from CSTI and FDA:

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About the Coalition for a Secure and Transparent Internet
The Coalition for a Secure and Transparent Internet (CSTI) was formed to educate federal and international policymakers and stakeholders on the critical importance of open access to WHOIS data, and to advocate for appropriate policy decisions to protect this crucial tool. CSTI is comprised of companies, nonprofits, trade associations, academics and others who support open access to WHOIS data.