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Comparing Whois after GDPR

See a limited Whois record through Port 43 as well as GoDaddy’s full Whois records. Earlier today ICANN continued its battle in German courts over what data domain name registrars need to collect for WHOIS now that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation is in effect. Because of GDPR, ICANN has changed the data […]

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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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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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.App continues to soar, sets records at GoDaddy

Domain is headed for biggest new TLD launch yet. I might sound like a broken record here, but .app continues to outperform essentially all new top level domain name launches to date. Although it’s not reflected in the zone file, Google’s Ben McIlwain reports that over 7,500 domain names were registered during day five of […]

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