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ICANN + GDPR = NoWHOIS

Welcome to the brave new domaining world, devoid of actual WHOIS information. The GDPR is officially the most damaging bureaucratic concoction ever created about digital information, effectively dividing the Internet into two large zones: one available...
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Are European domainers going to start getting shunned?

As we get closer to GDPR being official more and more reactions and questions come in. I noticed today that Theo at DomainGang.com is going to block Europe from accessing his blog. Someone told me I should do that two weeks ago. I had a couple readers express their desire to ban Europeans from making […]
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Benefits to keeping Whois open

Domain name owners benefit when their Whois records are publicly available. The world’s largest domain name registrar is going to keep publishing Whois data for the bulk of its customers despite GDPR. This is good news for many people who rely on the data. I understand that security researchers will be upset that the data […]

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Sedo’s cunning GDPR workaround

With full Whois records set to disappear from public view for most domain names this Friday, auction house Sedo has had to resort to some technical trickery to enable its users to prove they own the domains they list for sale. Until now, when listing a...
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ICANN board talking GDPR “litigation”

ICANN’s board of directors is meeting today to discuss its “litigation strategy” concerning the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU privacy legislation due to make Whois unrecognizable come Friday, Those two words are basically...
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Latest U.S. Government statement on GDPR and Whois

Government is looking into Article 49 exceptions of GDPR. David Redl, who runs the U.S. government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), has repeatedly spoken against GDPR’s potential effects on Whois. Yesterday, at a meeting of National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), he gave further remarks about the issue and what the U.S. government is […]

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Domainers not welcome in this Whois database

Inquiries from domain investors are specifically barred under one registry’s take on GDPR compliance. The Austrian ccTLD registry, nic.at, yesterday stopped publishing the personal information of human registrants in its public Whois database, un...
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