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U.S. government asks ICANN to investigate GoDaddy’s Whois policy

U.S. gov weighs in on GoDaddy’s Whois policy. The U.S. government has sent a letter to ICANN asking it to review GoDaddy’s (NYSE: GDDY) activities around blocking access to Whois records. David Redl, who heads the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, sent the letter to ICANN’s board today asking it to look into the matter. At […]

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Redl discusses Whois availability at ICANN 61

Head of NTIA reiterates United States’ position on Whois data. At ICANN 61 in Puerto Rico today, NTIA chief David Redl again called for restraint in changes made to Whois. Redl and the U.S. government are concerned about the effect that limiting public Whois information will have for law enforcement, intellectual property and security interests. […]

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Redl groups “Right to be Forgotten” with other censorship, calls it “regrettable”

Governments should not try to apply local laws to the borderless internet, Redl says. David Redl, the head of the U.S. government’s NTIA, has criticized countries that are trying to apply local laws to the control internet. In comments made to the Global Internet and Jurisdiction Conference in Ottawa, Canada last week, Redl said: In […]

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U.S. Gov: Whois info must remain available

New NTIA chief pushes back on effort to scale back Whois information. David Redl, the new head of the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration, told an audience at State of the Net 2018 today that Whois data must remain available. Speaking about efforts to obscure Whois information to comply with the EU’s new privacy […]

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