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March 18, 2018 19:27

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Thick Whois for .com delayed 6 months

Deadline pushed back thanks to contract negotiations and GDPR. ICANN’s Board has agreed to delay enforcement of thick whois in .Com, .Net and .Jobs by six months due primarily to concerns over the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These domains are due to switch from a “thin Whois” to “thick Whois” for new […]

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Thick Whois is on its way to .com

Current plan is to introduce it for new domains by May 2018. An example this whois record from Verisign. ICANN has opened a comment period about the implementation of Thick Whois in existing top level domains including .com and .net. .Com and .net currently use what’s called a “Thin whois”. In thin whois, the registrar […]

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