Kevin Murphy from DomainIncite has written an excellent article about the all the ins and outs how WHOIS might look like in May this year, which you can read here.
I do not entirely agree with Kevin if privacy services are going to be free.
In the current setup, our privacy proxy service still has added value when it comes to spam prevention.
I think it is more accurate, that if ICANN no longer requires personal data to be displayed in the WHOIS the need use a privacy service to prevent such display of personal data becomes obsolete, after …
Today the Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) has joined its colleagues in the Registry Stakeholder Group, Eco Association of the Internet Industry and the Internet Infrastructure Coalition in raising its concerns with ICANN about GDPR.
The letter was drafted last week and got so much support from the registrar members that we could officially support it as a stakeholder group. Realtime Register B.V. was one of the supporters.
The letter to the ICANN CEO located here, can be described as “spicy,” or “\strong.” And I think it is with good reason. Since March 2016 a dedicated small group of registrars and …
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 …