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 …
The migration of the Verisign Thick WHOIS has been delayed until 29th November.
This is a welcome change from the original migration data which was set at 1-August-2017.
We at Realtime Register were not planning to migrate on this data anyways, as we are still reviewing the EU GDPR and its impact.
Currently, ICANN is collecting community input regarding the EU GDPR till September this year. In November ICANN will present the results which will provide more clarity regarding the fact if ICANN is the data controller or not according to the EU GDPR. Furthermore, Registrars expect more clarity at …
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 Registrar Stakeholder Group (RrSG) would like to provide this statement regarding the current status of RAA negotiations and the update posted on the ICANN website on June 4, 2012.
The RrSG and its representatives on the Negotiating Team (NT) have been actively involved in discussions with ICANN staff and is pleased to see substantive progress reported to the community in advance of the upcoming ICANN meeting in Prague.
Among the issues that have been agreed to include improved registrar response and
availability to law enforcement, registrar abuse point of contact, publication of registrar information, establishment of an ICANN accreditation …
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, …
On 16 March, Nominet the ccTLD operator for *.uk reported they had over 10 million registrations. The 10th million .uk domain name registered is SwarveMagazine.co.uk. According to whois records the 10th million .uk domain name was registered by Steven Northam.
“We’ve been growing at around the 10% for the past couple of years,” said Nominet’s chief executive, Lesley Cowley.
Yesterday, SIDN the operator for the ccTLD .NL registered more then 4.9 million registrations. .NL is one of the largest ccTLDs in terms of total registrations . SIDN celebrated its three millionth domain name registration in 2008,while its two millionth milestone …
According to a post from ICANN there are currently 889 users registered in the TLD Application System (TAS). Each user can apply for 50 TLD’s. 50×889 = 44450. A staggering number that surely will not be met. Industry experts expect around 2000 applications.
Tremendous anticipation, planning, and work drove toward 12 January, 2012, the day ICANN began accepting applications for new gTLDs.
Organizations who choose to apply to operate a top-level domain have merely begun a journey that will most likely carry them into 2013. If you’re curious about the next phases of ICANN’s New gTLD Program, here are …