For Release: March 13, 1996
CFTC ANNOUNCES ENHANCEMENTS OF ITS INTERNET HOME PAGE WEBSITE, INCLUDING INFORMATION ON THE CFTC CUSTOMER REPARATIONS PROGRAM
CFTC Plans Continued Expansion of Information on its Website Home Page at: http://www.cftc.gov
WASHINGTON -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has recently expanded and enhanced its Internet Website Home Page to include information on the Commission's Reparations Program, which is available for resolving disputes between commodity customers and commodity professionals through the Commission. Commodity futures customers can now access, via the CFTC's website, information on how to file a reparations claim and the filing forms necessary to institute reparations proceedings against commodity professionals registered with the CFTC, if the individuals or firms allegedly violated the anti-fraud or other provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act.
The CFTC Home Page is currently generating close to 6,000 hits per month, including visits from individuals in as many as 40 foreign countries. Usage is expected to continue to expand as more information of interest to consumers, commodity futures customers and potential customers, market participants, and other interested parties is added.
By utilizing CFTC Website Hyperlinks, users can also visit other U.S. government agency websites, as well as those of domestic and foreign exchanges. In addition, users of the CFTC website have been actively E-mailing comments and questions to the Commission.
CFTC Worldwide Web Home Page Was Launched Last October
The CFTC launched its Internet Home Page -- http://www.cftc.gov -- on October 10, 1995, to introduce the CFTC and its Commissioners and to provide information about the CFTC and its regulatory mission and consumer protection initiatives.