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June 21, 2018 18:18

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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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DomainCostClub provides domain owners with whois privacy but they can opt-out

DomainCostClub.com has informed me about the changes on whois data visibility after the GDPR enforcement today. The DomainCostClub provides domain name owners with whois privacy but they can opt-out if they want their whois data to be shown publicly in whois. “Since we offer free domain privacy, we can turn on privacy for any users […]

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Here is what .EU is doing about GDPR (more sensible than many other registries)

The .EU registry announced how they are going to treat whois details and what will be publicly published after GDPR goes into full effect today. Their plan is more sensible than many other registries even though .eu registrants are based (or are supposed to be based) 100% in the European Union. Personal data available in […]

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Epik will hide whois for all EU customers unless they opt-in to no-masking (non-EU customers will not be affected)

Epik announced today important account changes related to European Union GDPR Compliance. Beginning on May 25, whois details for EU customers will all be masked using Anonymize that is the free whois privacy offered by Epik to all its customers. Domains that are already registered at Epik to non-EU customers will not be modified. For […]

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