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August 18, 2018 03:03

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ICANN request to preserve WHOIS data referred to German appeal court

The madness continues… The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) was informed yesterday that the Regional Court in Bonn, Germany, has decided to refer to the Higher Regional Court in Cologne, Germany, the injunction proceedings ICANN initiated against EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar that is part of the Tucows Group. ICANN filed the […]

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There were 712 complaints for .uk domains in 2017 – 55% of the complaints resulted in a domain transfer

Nominet, the .UK registry, released the 2017 annual summary of domain name disputes brought before its Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). A total of 712 complaints relating to 783 domains, which represents just 0.0065% of the domain names on the register, were made in 2017. Over half of the complaints (55%) in 2017 resulted in a domain transfer. […]

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Tucows and Enom make whois unnecessary difficult for some extra cash

Tucows and Enom (owned by Tucows) gave some more details on how their gated whois will work after GDPR. Tucows claims that they will ensure that only those with a legitimate interest are given access to the gated Whois system and that this access is restricted to only those data elements that the user needs. […]

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ICANN appeals the GDPR German court decision and continues going after Tucows

ICANN continues being idiots by still going against Tucows for no reason other to not do anything about GDPR and blame it all on German courts. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today appealed a decision by the Regional Court in Bonn, Germany not to issue an injunction in proceedings that ICANN […]

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Denmark continues to publish domain name WHOIS records

Everybody is complaining about the Personal Data Regulation (GDPR), where in some cases all personal contact information in WHOIS databases has become hidden. This however will not be the case for Danish domain names (the .dk ccTLD). Jakob Bring Truelsen, CEO of DIFO (the Danish Internet Forum), explained that .dk domains are still accessible in […]

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Morgan Freeman just lost his domain name

Morgan Freeman, the 81 year old American actor, forgot to renew his domain name morganfreeman.com. The domain name expired and now has a new owner. Morgan Freeman lost his domain name because he did not renew it until April 13, 2018 when it was due for renewal. The renewal of a .com domain name cost […]

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German court denies GDPR injunction against EPAG (Tucows)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) today announced that a German regional court (LG Bonn) has issued a decision on the injunction proceedings ICANN initiated against EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar that is part of the Tucows Group. The Court has determined that it would not issue an injunction against EPAG. Last […]

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Welcome to domaining 2.0 – The version where you don’t have any domain ownership records!

Friday, May 25, 2018 was the start of a new, shittier, internet. Welcome to domaining 2.0. The version where you don’t have any domain name ownership records! Yes, that is right. No one knows from Friday that you own a domain name. Well, the registrar “maybe” knows it but that will not be helpful in […]

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Tucows issues statement on ICANN GDPR legal action

On Fraday, May 25 2018, ICANN filed legal action against German registrar, owned by Tucows, about WHOIS data not being collected because of GDPR. Tucows issued yesterday a statement on the ICANN legal action. The main problem here is that ICANN requires that all registrars collect registrant, admin and tech information for each domain name. […]

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ICANN filed legal action against German registrar about WHOIS data (Too stupid, too late.)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) filed on Friday May 25, 2018 (first day of the GDPR enforcement) injunction proceedings against EPAG, a Germany-based, ICANN-accredited registrar that is part of the Tucows Group. ICANN has taken this step to ask the court for assistance in interpreting the European Union’s General Data Protection […]

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