There has been a considerable debate whatever ICANN will enforce the contractual agreement between registrars and registries to display personal data in the WHOIS.
Publication of personal data in the WHOIS is usually in conflict with many data protection laws around the world.
The EU GDPR and its substantial non-compliance fines seem to sway the discussion into a direction where ICANN needs to come up with solutions. And they did: ICANN published several models that propose to limit the publication of personal data in the WHOIS. The next step is that the ICANN community analyzes these models.
The models created …
Below, a quick update and some information which is crucial to you as a reseller regarding the GDPR.
We should have the privacy notice ready for you at the end of February.
We expect to send this to our resellers at the end of February, given the vast amount of different jurisdictions and number of registries this may be delayed by a few weeks.
The processing agreement is required for your contractual agreements between you and our customers.
- ICANN, joint data controller
- gTLD registries, joint data controller
- ccTLD registries, data controller
- Realtime Register (registrar), …