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#GDPR masked .com : Ironic #domain name as #WHOIS info is displayed!

The introduction of the Euro-law called GDPR in May 2018 brought serious headaches to the domain industry. It complicates the issue of proving domain ownership, and its contribution to offering shelter to criminal activity from investigators cannot be disputed. Many domain names now display the words “GDPR Masked” instead of the usual domain ownership information […]

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#GDPR bullshit : Cause of #WHOIS nightmare is not a Euro money maker

GDPR, the bullshit Euro-law crafted to generate penalty money for the Eurocrats, is failing its privacy claims. According to a report from Digi.me, GDPR driven data breaches result in penalties only for 0.25% of the cases! This astonishing fact makes everyone in the domain world wonder why in fuck’s sake did ICANN push for WHOIS […]

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#Panama gets bad rep thanks to #WHOIS privacy services

Several companies are formed and based in Panama, in order to provide WHOIS privacy services. Long before the onslaught of the GDPR that rendered WHOIS information useless, the privacy WHOIS option enables both legitimate parties seeking peace of mind, and unscrupulous spammers. New data about digital piracy of images, shows that Panama accounts for 6.76% […]

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MarkMonitor : #WHOIS and registration data policy suffers under #GDPR

EPDP, ICANN’s bureaucratic process for domain registration data (WHOIS,) takes us a couple of giant leaps back. Statton Hammock, VP of Global Policy and Industry Development for MarkMonitor, wrote an analysis of what the EPDP fails at – and it’s a lot of fail points. Statton writes: “The EPDP falls short of developing a policy […]

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Alex Stamos on #domain WHOIS and Michael Cohen : European push for #GDPR enables criminal activity

Security expert, Alex Stamos, worked for Yahoo! and Facebook at managerial positions; he’s currently at Stanford as an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute. Under the light of Michael Cohen’s testimony at the Congress, Mr. Stamos pointed out that the domain ShouldTrumpRun.com was under the control of a “Michael Cohen” with a NYC address in […]

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#GDPR focus brings Privacy Policy changes to #Uniregistry

Uniregistry has published an update to their Privacy Policy, primarily to align with European-centric GDPR requirements. From February 27th, domain WHOIS information will be redacted by default; many other domain registrars follow the same approach and let the domain registrant switch to WHOIS data visibility, if they desire. Note: Uniregistry is a premium sponsor of […]

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Redacted #domain sale breaks all records!

A redacted domain sale set a new record on the popular domain marketplace, redacted. According to DNJournal, such news were shared by the company’s CEO, redacted, who stated: “We are thrilled to have acquired the domain redacted from the seller, redacted – they wanted redacted dollars but we were able to negotiate the price down […]

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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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