The Italian registry has made some changes to their production system and in my opinion, it is not an improvement.
Till today you could opt out for publishing data in the WHOIS for the following entities:
- Natural persons Italian and EU based
- Freelance workers/professionals (Italian based)
- Italian Companies/one-man companies (Italian based)
- Public organizations (Italian based)
- Non-profit organizations(Italian based)
- Foreign companies/organizations matching 2-6 (EU based)
- Other subjects (Italian based)
Since today the opt-out is available for natural persons only.
All other entities must agree to the fact that its data will be published in the WHOIS. If the registrant is …
The short answer is no, depending on the scenario.
While there are many Brexit experts, their views and opinions are not helping when it comes to making business decisions. When it comes to predictions, it might be even better to check the British bookmakers and get a sense of the betting odds if there will be a Brexit or not.
However, we can make a few assumptions when it comes to domain names and the Brexit, let us assume the worst scenario; hard Brexit, as in no deal.
In case of a, no deal Brexit currently slated …
And it is not going to get easier for sure.
At the moment we run a validation process, this process also makes sure that there is a registration contract between Realtime Register, Esnic and the registrant, as required by the registry. An easy process for you as a reseller.
However, with the GDPR and some local laws in Spain which go beyond the original purpose of domain name registrations, the contractual requirements for the registrant and reseller increased in such a manner that we are no longer in a position to create such contracts for our resellers in a one …
Due to the recent developments regarding the public WHOIS and GDPR, limiting the output of WHOIS Servers it has become somewhat more difficult to order an SSL certificate, as email address validation might in some cases no longer be an option due to such restrictions imposed by the GDPR.
Email Validation for DV (domain validated) SSL certificates can only be approved via the default mail addresses known as:
For more information regarding the GDPR and the changes to the WHOIS output can be found:
The ICANN WHOIS system is gone, the process for a GDPR …
Today we introduce a new account setting called:”Default Privacy Protect setting”, which you can access by clicking here.
When selected, domain name registrations and transfers will not use our privacy service automatically. This is how it used to work for years.
Setting enabled when free (and available)
When enabled all domain name registrations and transfers will automatically use our privacy service. Regardless if you use WHMCS, our API or the domain name manager.
A list of available TLDs that can be used for this service is located here.
We keep recommending this service as it is unknown if …
The procedure below is now live as per the ICANN temporary spec. I observe that not every Registrar was aware of the below situation. If you cannot transfer out your domain name(s) advise the gaining registrar to stop parsing WHOIS data and trying to send FOA emails to the registrant or admin contact, this will no longer work.
The new procedure has been communicated last week by ICANN to all registrars. To view this communication click here,
As mentioned in a previous blog the WHOIS will change drastically over the next few weeks.
After twelve months of endless discussions and a looming deadline, ICANN received information from the Art 29 Working Party.
The EU Data Protection Authorities will not grant ICANN forbearance regarding the May 25th deadline when it comes to the WHOIS. Again the DPA’s re-confirmed their advise towards ICANN and does not deviate much from the advice they have provided ICANN since 2000.
The full press release from ICANN and the Article 29 WP letter can be read here.
Now that it is official there will be no forbearance regarding WHOIS, which was a silly request to begin with, …
Last week we received a lot of positive comments regarding our GDPR TLD matrix. And we had a lot of requests to get access to the matrix.
As a push to create more GDPR awareness, we decided to publish our API on the website for the public, including the GDPR TLD matrix.
You can enter the matrix here.
Keep in mind the matrix has been developed with the Realtime Register processes in mind and in some instances cannot be merely be pasted and copied.
One comment which we received a lot last week was:”wow there are so many …
I think this is the first blog where I start with phrases like;
- We are not done yet
- Guidance only
- We are not done yet
- By no means legal advise
- Best effort only
- We are not done yet
While we are not done, we are trying to get this matrix as complete as possible before May 25; we do expect that we will still be updating the matrix way beyond May 25.
Back in 2016, I was under the impression that our industry would work together and come up with solutions to make things easier when it comes to the …