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Belgium slashes its ICANN funding in “mission creep” protest

DNS Belgium has cut its contribution to ICANN’s budget by two thirds, in protest at ICANN’s “mission creep” and its handling of GDPR. The Belgian ccTLD registry informed ICANN CFO Xavier Calvez that it will only pay $25,000 this fiscal year, compared to the $75,000 it usually pays. Registry general manager Philip Du Bois wrote […]

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EU ccTLD operators call DNS abuse study “misleading”

Group of country code operators questions the EU’s study of DNS abuse. Yesterday, I wrote about the ICANN Business Constituency’s response to the European Union’s study on DNS Abuse. Today, we heard from European country code domain operators, and their appraisal is not so rosy. CENTR, a coalition of European ccTLD registries,  called out some […]

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Is a Whois privacy service an alter ego of the registrar?

Domain registrars might be too tight with their privacy services, which could create legal headaches. For years, domain name registrars have set up separate legal entities for their Whois privacy services. They did this to comply with ICANN rules and to shield liability. Whois privacy services carry some liability, especially ones set up as proxies […]

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ICANN board not happy with $100 million Whois reform proposals

ICANN’s board of directors has given its clearest indication yet that it’s likely to shoot down community proposals for a new system for handling requests for private Whois data. Referring to the proposed System for Standardized Access and Disclosure, ICANN chair Maarten Botterman said “the Board has indicated it may not be able to support […]

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Whois reform to take four years, cost up to $107 million A YEAR, and may still be pointless

ICANN’s proposed post-GDPR Whois system could cost over $100 million a year to run and take up to four years to build, but the Org still has no idea whether anyone will use it. That appears to be the emerging conclusion of ICANN’s very first Operational Design Phase, which sought to translate community recommendations for […]

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Will you use SSAD for Whois queries?

ICANN is pinging the community for feedback on proposed Whois reforms that would change how people request access to private registrant data. The fundamental question is: given everything you know about the proposed System for Standardized Access and D...
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