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Brexit blamed as .eu hits six-year low

EURid’s .eu top-level domain has hit a six-year low in terms of total registrations, and Brexit is to blame. The registry has just announced that it had 3,684,750 domains under management at the end of 2018, down 63,129 domains compared to the 3,...
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.eu domains to be sold to non-residents

In a few years, you’ll no longer than to live in the European Union in order to buy a .eu domain name. Residency requirements are to be dropped under new regulations approved by the European Parliament, Council and European Commission last week. ...
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All Cyrillic .eu domains to be deleted

Eurid has announced that Cyrillic domain names in .eu will be deleted a year from now. The registry said that it’s doing so to comply with the “no script mixing” recommendations for internationalized domain names, which are designed t...
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ICANN approves messy, unfinished Whois policy

With a week left on the GDPR compliance clock, ICANN has formally approved a new Whois policy that will hit all gTLD registries and registrars next Friday. The Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data represents the first time in its history ...
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UK residents might lose their .EU domain names thanks to Brexit

European Commission says United Kingdom registrants will not be able to renew their domains after Brexit is completed. Last year a DNW Podcast listener asked me what Brexit would mean for people in the UK. At the time, it was unclear. It’s looking more and more likely that they will lose their domain names because […]

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Big changes at DomainTools as privacy law looms

Regular users of DomainTools should expect significant changes to their service, possibly unwelcome, as the impact of incoming European Union privacy law begins to be felt. Professional users such as domain investors are most likely to be impacted by t...
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How Whois could survive new EU privacy law

Reports of the death of Whois may have been greatly exaggerated. Lawyers for ICANN reckon the current public system “could continue to exist in some form” after new European Union privacy laws kick in next May, according to advice published...
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