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Euro-Whois advice still as clear as mud

European privacy chiefs have again weighed in to the ongoing debate about GDPR and Whois, offering another thin batch of vague advice to ICANN. The European Data Protection Board, in its latest missive (pdf), fails to provide much of the granular &#822...
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Top Domain Name Stories from May

A whole lot of GDPR. Here’s a look at the top stories on Domain Name Wire last month, ranked by pageviews: 1. Google has already GDPR’d its Whois records – Google Registry began limiting the data in Whois records well before the May 25 deadline. 2. ICANN files legal action against Tucows registrar over GDPR […]

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.Com Leaderboard for domain name registrars

Little change at the top for domain name registrar rankings. ICANN has published the latest official .com data from February. In February, these were the top 10 registrars in terms of new .com registrations: 1. GoDaddy.com* 846,327 (974,020 in January) 2. Tucows** 206,361 (220,521) 3. Endurance+ 149,255 (175,515) 4. NameCheap Inc. 117,911 (134,155) 5. Web.com++ […]

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German court denies injunction against Tucows’ registrar EPAG over GDPR

Court agrees with Tucows that some Whois data is redundant. A German Court in Bonn has denied (pdf) ICANN’s request for an injunction against Tucows’ domain name registrar EPAG. ICANN filed the injunction request last Friday, the day the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. EPAG had notified ICANN that it no […]

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ICANN files legal action against Tucows registrar over GDPR

Domain name overseer hopes to get clarification about data collection for domain name registrations. ICANN has filed injunction proceedings against EPAG, a domain name registrar owned by Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX), in a challenge meant to get clarity on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). EPAG is a German registrar that Tucows acquired in 2011. […]

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Consensus be damned: here’s how transfers will work at Tucows after GDPR

Tucows will follow TechOps subcommittee recommendation for domain transfers as ICANN figures out what to do. Here’s the thing about GDPR and domain name registrars/registries: if they wait for ICANN to figure out how to address GDPR, it will be too late to make the necessary changes to comply with the law. GDPR enforcement goes […]

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Google is now one of the Top 10 .com registrars

Google Domains finishes 2017 among the top 10 domain name registrars for .com. Google launched its domain name registrar in the middle of 2014. It grew quickly and is now among the top 10 registrars in the world for .com domain registrations as of the end of last year. It surpassed OVH in the latest […]

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Digging into Tucows’ annual report

Some notable items from Tucows’ 10-k. Tucows (NASDAQ:TCX) filed its annual report yesterday. Here are some things I found interesting: 1. The company now has 558 full-time employees. With $329 million in revenue, that’s about $600k of revenue per employee. 2. Tucows had 22.3M domains under management (DUM) on its own accreditations at the end […]

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Kings of .Com – Registrar Analysis

These are the biggest registrars for .com domain names. ICANN has published Verisign’s most recent official breakdown of domain transactions by registrar. The data are from November. Starting with this month’s .com registrar post, I’m going to show the registrar’s numbers from the previous month as well if they were on the chart during the […]

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