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ICANN closes GoDaddy Whois probe

ICANN has closed its investigation into GoDaddy’s Whois practices with no action taken. Senior VP of compliance Jamie Hedlund yesterday wrote to David Redl, head of the US National Telecommunications and Information Administration, to provide an ...
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NTIA head: No Whois is “unmitigated victory for the spammers and scammers”

Redl says U.S. government continues to fight for access to Whois information. This morning at the Internet Governance Forum in Washington, D.C., NTIA Assistant Secretary David Redl spoke about the impact of the EU’s GDPR on Whois. He said the lack of public Whois is an “unmitigated victory for the spammers and scammers that plague […]

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VeriSign’s domain base grew by 1.91 million names last quarter

Historically strong Q1 delivers for Verisign. VeriSign (NASDAQ:VRSN) reported first quarter 2018 earnings after the bell yesterday. The base of .com and .net domain names grew by 1.91 million during the quarter and 9.6 million new .com and .net domains were registered. This comes in toward the high end of Verisign’s predicted range of 1.5 […]

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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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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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US “threatens” Costa Rica over Pirate Bay domains

The US government has been threatening to “close down” Costa Rica’s .cr registry over its refusal to take down a Pirate Bay domain name, according to the registry. Representatives of the US embassy in Costa Rica have been badgering NIC.cr to take down thepiratebay.cr since 2015, according to a letter from Pedro León Azofeifa, president […]
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