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ICANN to EU: Hey, you passed GDPR

ICANN notes that GDPR makes it harder to snuff out DNS abuse. ICANN has sent tardy commentary to the Call for Evidence launched by the European Commission (EC) on the European Union’s (EU) Toolbox Against Counterfeiting (wow, that’s a mouthful). Basically, this Toolbox Against Counterfeiting and associated report analyzed DNS abuse and what to do […]

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Princeton researchers apologize for privacy law scare

Researchers sent requests under privacy laws to website owners. It is canceling the study after complaints. Researchers at Princeton University and Radboud University have apologized for a research study gone awry. The researchers wanted to determine how companies responded to requests about the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy […]

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Are companies using a new UDRP process to get access to private Whois information?

New process unlocks Whois information for $500 or less. With public Whois information becoming a thing of the past, companies might be using UDRP as a backdoor way to access domain name ownership information. UDRP providers have changed their process in the wake of GDRP, a European policy that obscures Whois information for most domain […]

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Amsterdam refuses to publish Whois records as GDPR row escalates

Two Dutch geo-gTLDs are refusing to provide public access to Whois records in what could be a sign of things to come for the whole industry under new European privacy law. Both .amsterdam and .frl appear to be automatically applying privacy to registrant data and say they will only provide full Whois access to vetted […]
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