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ICANN enters talks to kill off Whois for good

Whois’ days are numbered. ICANN is to soon enter talks with accredited registrars and contracted gTLD registries with the aim of naming a date to finally “sunset” the aging protocol. It wants to negotiate amendments to the Registrar A...
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Crunch time, again, for Whois access policy

Talks seeking to craft a new policy for allowing access to private Whois data have hit another nodal point, with the community now pressuring the ICANN board of directors for action. The Whois working group has more or less decided that a centralized m...
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How much do you care about masked whois and has it affected your sales?

So Rob Monster started a thread about who should control a registrant’s whois? The thread also delves into how GDPR and how masked whois affects domain sales. Rob posted: Do professional domain investors accept these extra steps and tolerate the idea that their WHOIS data is masked or otherwise obscured, effectively forcing people to contact […]

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How to add more value to Whois lookup statistics

GoDaddy should change how it calculates Whois lookups. Now that GoDaddy has retired its old domain manager, some Domain Name Wire readers have asked how to download Whois counts for their domains. It turns out that this feature is temporarily unavailable in the new domain manager but should return shortly. This got me thinking: it […]

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Whois API removes .NZ records to settle lawsuit

Whois data seller quickly folds after facing lawsuit. Domain Name Commission (DNC), which manages New Zealand’s .NZ namespace, has dropped a lawsuit it filed against Whois API after the parties quickly settled the matter. Domain Name Commissioner Brent Carey released this statement to Domain name Wire: We are very pleased to announce that WhoisAPI and […]

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Appeals court affirms injunction against DomainTools

DomainTools must take down .NZ Whois records while lawsuit proceeds. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled in favor of .NZ domain manager Domain Name Commission in a fight against DomainTools. Domain Name Commission (DNC) sued DomainTools last year for harvesting New Zealand’s .NZ Whois records for its service. A […]

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.NZ domain manager sues Whois API

Company goes after another Whois record seller. Domain Name Commission (DNC), which manages New Zealand’s .nz country code domain name, has sued Whois information provider Whois API. The company is also known as Whois XML API. The lawsuit is similar to one it filed against DomainTools last year. DNC alleges that Whois API has accessed […]

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