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New Zealand’s .Nz namespace gets preliminary injuction against DomainTools

Judge orders DomainTools to cease collecting and publishing .nz Whois records. Domain Name Commission (DNC), the organization that manages New Zealand’s .nz domain name, has won a big victory against DomainTools. U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik has granted DNC’s motion for preliminary judgment against DomainTools. DNC alleged that DomainTools collected and published .nz Whois […]

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Empty Whois a threat to the US elections?

Could a lack of Whois records thwart the fight against attempts to interfere in this year’s US elections? That’s the threat raised by DomainTools CEO Tim Chen in a blog post, and others, this week. Chen points to recent research by Facebook...
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Domain investors should keep their WHOIS public

There are many benefits to keeping your Whois information public. GDPR has been in effect for a few months now and the impact on the domain name industry has been huge. The biggest impact is with Whois; many major domain name registrars are now masking all Whois data. There are some benefits to this, including […]

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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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Fight over Whois access starts early

Starting as they mean to go on? The new ICANN working group on Whois this week saw early, if predictable, divisions on the issue of access to private data in a post-GDPR world. The so-called Whois EPDP (for Expedited Policy Development Process) held it...
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These 33 people will decide the future of Whois

The names of the people who will decide the future of global gTLD Whois policy have been revealed. Twenty-nine of 33 open seats of the GNSO’s Expedited Policy Development Process on the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data are now f...
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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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