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After ICANN nod, MMX buys .xxx

MMX has closed the acquisition of porn-focused ICM Registry, after receiving the all-clear from ICANN for the contract transfers. The deal is worth roughly $41 million — $10 million cash and about $31 million in stock. ICM runs .xxx from the 2003...
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ICANN appeals German court ruling as it seeks definitive ruling on GDPR and Whois data collection

ICANN wants to know if collecting certain Whois data is a violation of GDPR. A court battle in Germany over the impact of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) continues. ICANN filed a legal action against EPAG, a registrar owned by Tucows, on May 25–the same day GDPR went into effect. It asked for […]

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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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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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ICANN + GDPR = NoWHOIS

Welcome to the brave new domaining world, devoid of actual WHOIS information. The GDPR is officially the most damaging bureaucratic concoction ever created about digital information, effectively dividing the Internet into two large zones: one available...
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ICANN slashes new gTLD income forecast AGAIN

ICANN has yet again been forced to lower its funding expectations from new gTLDs, as the industry continues to face growth challenges. In its latest draft fiscal year 2019 budget, likely to be approved at the end of the month, it’s cut $1.7 milli...
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ICANN board talking GDPR “litigation”

ICANN’s board of directors is meeting today to discuss its “litigation strategy” concerning the General Data Protection Regulation, the EU privacy legislation due to make Whois unrecognizable come Friday, Those two words are basically...
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