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Whois reform to take four years, cost up to $107 million A YEAR, and may still be pointless

ICANN’s proposed post-GDPR Whois system could cost over $100 million a year to run and take up to four years to build, but the Org still has no idea whether anyone will use it. That appears to be the emerging conclusion of ICANN’s very first Operational Design Phase, which sought to translate community recommendations for […]

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IP lobby demands halt to Whois reform

Trademark interests in the ICANN community have called on the Org to freeze implementation of the latest Whois access policy proposals, saying it’s “not yet fit for purpose”. The Intellectual Property Constituency’s president, H...
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