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Plans to ditch WHOIS privacy for European #domain names

The European Union (EU) is reportedly drafting legislation that will increase cybersecurity; the directive will require verifiable contact information for domain names in the WHOIS database. The changes will seek the storing of data such as name, physical address and phone number for domain registrants and the verification of such data. Such plans will surely […]

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EurosportBet.com: #GDPR used to mask off Respondent in #UDRP

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) got mentioned in a UDRP involving the domain EurosportBet.com. The Respondent in this case, Kindred France, denied having anything to do with the domain and its use via an affiliate link. At the same time, they declined to name the actual person using that domain by citing […]

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Domainers in California get a different #WHOIS for their #domain names

If you are a domain investor living in California, your domain WHOIS mileage might vary. As far as DomainTools goes, that is. The California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA) took effect on January 1, 2020 changing the field of what type of personal information is disclosed for Californians. DomainTools masks the WHOIS information for such domains, […]

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Need a #Brazilian? New data protection law to stun public info with #LGPD

If you were already sick of the GDPR that decimated WHOIS records since its implementation two years ago, Brazil will add its own twist to the data samba. The “Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados” is the Brazilian version of the GDPR with the acronym LGPD. No, it’s not related to LGBT. The privacy law […]

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#Domain privacy : Twitter data sharing opt-out option removed for US customers

Don’t believe corporations that promise data privacy; they can revoke this expected condition at any time. Twitter is the latest offender from a growing list of social media companies. In a recent change to terms and conditions, Twitter removed the ability for its US-based customers to turn off data sharing with third party advertisers, such […]

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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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