Redacted for privacy : Writing #domain content in the time of #GDPR

Welcome to the August Editorial. Redacted for privacy, a GDPR byproduct, is one of the redacted for privacy thorns on the Internet. Without doubt, by using the redacted for privacy, several negative results can be identified, and in particular: redacted for privacy redacted for privacy redacted for privacy and lastly, redacted for privacy Many domain […]

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#Domain business, law, and the “gutting” of the #WHOIS by the #GDPR

Domain investors have been utilizing the information provided by the WHOIS database for well over two decades. Despite the fact that such public domain registration information was regularly abused, the information itself helped engage professionals, in a variety of business transactions, including that of domain name sales. The introduction of the GDPR in Europe has […]

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Krebs on Security uses #DomainTools to identify #domains on spamming network #Bitcanal

Brian Krebs, investigative journalist and publisher of the infosec blog Krebs On Security, uses DomainTools to research rogue domain owners. In a recent article, Krebs shared news of how Bitcanal – a Portuguese network – has been aiding spammers by hijacking millions of IP addresses. According to Krebs, security researchers have tracked the suspected theft […]

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Privacy forum founder: We may have to cut #Europe off the Internet

Lauren Weinstein, created the PRIVACY Forum in 1992, and has been involved with Internet and other technology issues for over 40 years, including at the first site on the ARPANET (the ancestor of the Internet), which was located at the UCLA. The busy technologist shared a post, triggered by the recent European invasion of the […]

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Global Internet disaster looms as Articles 11 and 13 pass in #Europe

After GDPR, this is another dark day for the Internet. Articles 11 and 13, a new proposed legislation in Europe that will stifle freedom of speech and destroy the existing copyright model, received vote of approval, by a committee of 25 bureaucrats. Despite receiving plenty of opposition from European citizens, both articles passed with a […]

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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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#Indian fintech companies will never be #GDPR compliant

GDPR, the European law du jour created to vindicate EU tech, has been active since May 25th. On the surface, it appears to be an “innocent” law attempting to safeguard the privacy rights of European Union members; what monsters lurk below that surface remain to be seen. Taking advantage of the situation, boutique companies of […]

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#GDPR speculation : #Domain name registration numbers continue to rise

GDPR, a European Union concoction of rules about data privacy and personal data management, went live on May 25th. The two year old amalgam of Draconean data rules remained under the radar of most domain industry professionals until late last year, when its imminent consequences began to unravel. By then, it was too late for […]

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Gibraltar based #DNForum is now #GDPR compliant

DNForum.com, the oldest domain name forum community, announced its compliance with the GDPR policies. Based in Gibraltar since its last acquisition by originally three (now two) business partners, DNForum is required to comply with the European Union law. The latest DNForum announcement states the following: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a […]

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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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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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