According to the Dutch DPA, consent is not the silver bullet.
This will make ccTLD registrations outside of the EU for natural persons very problematic and perhaps such registrations should be avoided, though this is not legal advice in any shape or form.
Consent is often cited as the Silver Bullet to transfer data outside of the EU.The requirements, however, can be rather complex given the fact how registries/ICANN process and control the data.
The rules according to Art.6.1(b).
Data subjects are provided with a clear explanation of the processing to which they are consenting; The consent mechanism …
On December 1, 2016, the Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy will be updated to IRTP-C. ICANN designed this policy to prevent domain name theft. We are not entirely satisfied how the policy has evolved. Because we made serious efforts to steer things in a better direction, the resulting policy offers some hooks to fit into daily operations.
This email covers the following topics:
Summary of the IRTP-C;
IRTP-C maintenance window.
Summary of the IRTP-C
If the registrant data is changed in such a way that the ownership might transfer to another person and or organization, …
The Russian registry, ccTLD RU, announced that .RU reached the 4 million domains milestone. It took the Russian Registry two years to reach 4 million domain names registrations. ccTLD RU crossed the 3 million barrier on september 25, 2010.
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On may 13, 2010 the Russian registry released the IDN TLD .РФ which reached 1 million registrations within eleven months after it was launched.
.RU currently holds the 4th position in list of biggest ccTLD’s after .DE, .UK and. NL with a little over 15 million domains for .DE, over 10 million for .UK and over 5 million …
The Dutch registry, the SIDN, announced that .NL reached the 5 million domains
5 Million DOT NL
milestone. They archieved this milestone just a year after 25th birthday of the .NL domain and 15 years after the SIDN took over .NL. .NL holds the 3rd position in list of biggest ccTLD’s after .DE and .UK with a little over 15 million domains for .DE and little over 10 million for .UK
Individuals are allowed to register a second-level .nl domain since 2003. As a forerunner, individuals were allowed to register a third-level domain since 2000. Such ‘personal domains’ had the …
The new gTLD list.
This week several companies revealed how many applications they filed, and in some cases revealed more information then just the amount of applications.
Google has applied for 50 gTLD’s across 4 categories.
- Trademarks, like .google
- TLD’s related to Google’s core business, like .docs
- TLD’s that will improve user experience, such as .youtube, which can increase the ease with which YouTube channels and genres can be identified
- TLD’s where Google thinks has interesting and creative potential, such as .lol
Directi applied for 31 gTLD’s that will be heavily contested.
.web, .shop, .bank, .law, .music, .news, …
DNS.be, the organization who operate the Belgium ccTLD .be, offers a new service for the holder of a .be domain. The registrant of a .be domain can request a certificate in pdf format with the details of the individual or organization who is registered as the holder of the .be domain in question.
The purpose of this certificate is to verify that the domain has been registered with correct details and that the domain can be used for certain business transactions, such as applying for a digital certificate.
The below message will be send by DNS.be after the request.
WIPO handled slightly more UDRP cases compared to 2010.
Though the amount of UDRP cases is just slightly higher compared to 2010 the amount of domains involved was up by 9.4%. A smillar trend is noticed by ccTLD registries who use their own ADR procedure to resolve domain name disputed.
Since ICANN appointed WIPO as one of the parties to handle domain disputes back in 1999, WIPO handled more then 22.5000 UDRP cases and this number will only increase according to WIPO with the launch of the new gTLD‘s at the end of this year. How high this increase …
Eurid just released their Q4 results of 2011.
.EU has matured as an extension. This was demonstrated by .eu consumer loyalty,shown in the robust and stable registration renewal rate.In 2011, 81.6% of .eu domain names were renewed which was consistent with 2010’s renewal rate (81.7%) and above the industry average.
Eurid 2011 Highlights.
- In 2011 Eurid reached a total registrations of 3.51 million .EU domain names.
- DNSSEC rollout started
- Website usage research. This study revealed that 31.4% of the .EU websites are being used for business usuage. Full report here.
- Eurid closed the case on sex.eu
Number crunching. …