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 …
Last night ICANN published an updated version of the registrar accreditation agreement 2013 with additional documents. Though the Registrar negotiation team has been working on this for 18 months in conjunction with ICANN staff they feel that the publishing of the documents was to premature.
The official Registrar Negotiating Team Statement:
After nearly 18 months of negotiations with ICANN over a new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA), formal negotiations have concluded. The posting of a “proposed” 2013 RAA by ICANN for public comment signals that ICANN staff believes that negotiations have concluded and the remaining issues will not be resolved.
ICANN 44 Prague was a busy event and produced a lot of news and new information.
Friday June 22 : ICANN announces it’s new CEO and President Fadi Chehadé.
Saturday June 23 : The biggest news this day must have been the fact that ICANN
suspended the Digital Archery system and later in the week abandoned it completely.
Sunday June 24 : A number of registrars participated in a briefing with the Governmental Advisory Committee (GAC) regarding the Domain Name Marketplace and the role of registrars in the ecosystem.
Points being discussed with the GAC.
- Registrar business models
- the role …
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 …
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.
As mentioned earlier this month ICANN is moving towards a new WHOIS eco system.
ICANN is pleased to announce the posting of the draft
roadmap to implement ICANN’s Security and Stability Advisory Committee’s Report on Domain Name WHOIS Terminology and Structure (SAC 051). To make or view comments click here. The SSAC report specifically targets, among other things, the “internationalization” of the WHOIS protocol, reflecting concern about the inability of the current WHOIS protocol to consistently handle non-ASCII data. Additionally, SAC 051 recommends terminology to be used to clarify discussions where traditionally the terms Whois or WHOIS have been used. …
WHOIS verification rules coming this year ?
It appears that ICANN wants to ensure that Mickey Mouse is no longer present as the registrant of domain names.
“Registrars could be obliged to verify their customers’ identities when they sell domain names under new rules proposed for later this year, according to ICANN president Rod Beckstrom in a letter to Lawrence Strickling of the NTIA”
Currently the new Registrar Accreditions Agreements are being renegotiated by ICANN and the registrar community after recent discussions with the Governmental Advisory Committee.
ICANN expects that the RAA will incorporate – for the first time – …