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Verisign gets patent for GDPR-compliant Whois privacy

Patented methods help Thick Whois registries handle privacy law compliance. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted patent number 10,979,384 (pdf) to Verisign (NASDAQ: VRSN) for Systems and methods for preserving privacy of a registrant in a Domain Name System. I wrote about the patent application in 2017 after it was published. The patent […]

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Verisign files patent app for Thick Whois with privacy compliance

Verisign patent application covers handling European Union compliance. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will affect how domain name Whois services are delivered starting next year (podcast). In some cases, including .com, the burden as of now will fall on domain name registrars. In the so-called “thin Whois” model that .com uses, registrant […]

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