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, …