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In GDPR case, ICANN ready to fight Tucows to the bitter end

ICANN has appealed its recent court defeat as it attempts to force a Tucows subsidiary to carry on collecting full Whois data from customers. The org said yesterday that it is taking its lawsuit against Germany-based EPAG to a higher court and has asked it to bounce the case up to the European Court of […]

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#GDPR was just the beginning; here comes Article 13 by the same Eurocrats

It’s been two weeks since the GDPR, an over-reaching European Union law became a global nuisance. Millions of dollars have been spent already on legal services, consultations and adjustments of practices, per the requirements of the GDPR. Quite often, the money spent went to waste. Keeping track of the GDPR madness is GDPRHallOfShame.com – a […]

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US asks if it should take back control over ICANN

The US government has asked the public whether it should reverse its 2016 action to relinquish oversight of the domain name system root. “Should the IANA Stewardship Transition be unwound? If yes, why and how? If not, why not?” That’s the surprisingly direct question posed, among many others, in a notice of inquiry (pdf) issued […]

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Can’t get enough GDPR? Come to my NamesCon panel

NamesCon Europe is being held in Valencia, Spain, this week, the first time the NamesCon branding has been applied to the old Domaining Europe show. Starting Thursday, it’s a two-day conference — or three if you count the social events planned for Saturday — with a varied agenda focused on domain investors. The keynote will […]

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German court denies injunction against Tucows’ registrar EPAG over GDPR

Court agrees with Tucows that some Whois data is redundant. A German Court in Bonn has denied (pdf) ICANN’s request for an injunction against Tucows’ domain name registrar EPAG. ICANN filed the injunction request last Friday, the day the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. EPAG had notified ICANN that it no […]

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Court denies ICANN’s GDPR injunction against Tucows

A German court has refused ICANN’s request for a GDPR-related injunction against Tucows’ local subsidiary EPAG, throwing a key prong of ICANN’s new Whois policy into chaos. EPAG now appears to be free to stop collecting contact information for each domain’s administrative and technical contacts — the standard Admin-C and Tech-C fields. The ruling may […]

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#Blacknight : Winner of the best #GDPR email notice award!

Blacknight wins the award for “best GDRP email notice,” and we received almost 450 of these emails in the past two weeks. The Irish domain services company founded by the very likable Mr. Michele Neylon, sent out an email to the company’s subscriber base, with the following subject: ” Don’t worry! It’s OK to delete […]

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#GDPR victims: “A lawyer ripped me off and I can lose millions for a simple mail”

The GDPR waves are forming across the Atlantic, where a European Union law attempts to control and infect the digital world. But it’s not just those outside of the 28 European Union countries that are being negatively affected. An entire industry of advisors is weaving itself, specifically to advise and consult others on GDPR matters. […]

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Million-euro Tucows GDPR lawsuit may not be ICANN’s last

ICANN has filed a lawsuit against a Tucows subsidiary in Germany in an effort to resolve a disagreement about how new European privacy law should be interpreted, and according to ICANN’s top lawyer it may not be the last. The organization said late Friday that it is taking local registrar EPAG to court in Bonn, […]

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Mamoudou Gassama : Migrant hero’s #domain grabbed by [WHOIS REDACTED]

Mamoudou Gassama, a migrant from Mali who lives in France, saved a child’s life by scaling up a residential building. The impressive, Spider-man skills of Mamoudou Gassama were recorded on video, and millions in France praised him for his courage. The French president, Emmanuel Macron, made the 22 year old Mamoudou Gassama an honorary citizen, […]

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