After #GDPR kicks in, no more data about “final notice” #domain scammers will be shared

If you’re getting a lot of email spam from “final notice” scammers, you’re not alone. Those cybercriminals often hide in Asia or Europe, blasting emails to domain owners using WHOIS databases. Their emails serve a dual purpose: to ping the recipient’s email validity, and to attempt further scamming for unnecessary services, such as this: This […]

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Bottom line : Nobody knows WTF is #GDPR all about

When GDPR takes effect on May 25th, the European bureaucrats that glued together this abomination are expected to get a stiffie. A Euro lawyer’s wet dream, the General Data Protection Regulation is supposedly a method to ensure that personal information remains private, and under the control of the person it’s collected from. And yet, the […]

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#GDPR now 3rd least popular word, after “Nazi” and “Mother-in-law”

GDPR is about to invade the United States, crossing over from Europe, on May 25th. The far-reaching legal concoction devised by Euro bureaucrats, has strict demands and penalties for anyone that dares mess with European data. According to the latest research on popularity, “GDPR” now comes in third after “Nazi” and “Mother-in-law” as least popular […]

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#CentralNic publishes white paper on upcoming changes due to #GDPR

CentralNic has published a detailed white paper on upcoming changes, all thanks to the GDPR. The British company manages several distinct TLDs and ccTLDs, including .LA, along with new gTLDs such as .ART and .XYZ. The white paper shares those changes that will define the information publicly shared via the WHOIS for the TLDs managed […]

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Ano Nymous : French #WHOIS shows future of #domain data under #GDPR

GDPR, the nightmarish law that’s reaching well beyond Europe’s borders, is arriving on May 25th. The European Union bureaucrats that voted into law a group of loosely connected “rights” to privacy, must be getting a boner. Among the victims of GDPR is the WHOIS, a public information ledger about domain name ownership. The removal of […]

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#GDPR victim? #ExpiredDomains .net no longer offers email notifications of #domains

The effect of GDPR is reaching far outside of Europe, and Germany-based ExpiredDomains.net apparently is being affected. Beginning tomorrow, May 9th, ExpiredDomains.net will no longer send out emails with domain search results. In a blog post made yesterday without additional explanation, the one liner stated: “The E-Mail Update Service for Saved Searches will be discontinued […]

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#Domainers arrested at #Starbucks for wi-fi abuse over #WHOIS

Two domain investors were arrested at a Miami Starbucks over the weekend, after they allegedly abused the cafe’s wi-fi. Bob and Jack Arkautras, twin brothers from Lithuania, sat at the Starbucks for seventeen hours on Friday, and another fourteen on Saturday, using its wireless Internet resources at full peak. “Those gentlemen were clearly abusing our […]

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The #domain that led to the Golden State killer’s capture is revealed

A serial killer that terrorized Sacramento for decades has been captured by the FBI, and hopefully justice will be served. The method used by the authorities to capture suspect Joseph James DeAngelo is remarkable: by running a WHOIS on the domain name, IAmTheGoldenStateKiller.com. In an era that data privacy is lacking, GDPR is arriving to […]

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#Security expert Brian Krebs rips #ICANN in #GDPR report covering #WHOIS

Investigative journalist, Brian Krebs, covers the onslaught of GDPR and how it will complicate his security research, and that of others. In an article, titled “Security Trade-Offs in the New EU Privacy Law,” Mr. Krebs debunks a series of myths and misconceptions about GDPR and in the process, it rips ICANN a new hole. […] […]

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#MarkMonitor : NYC Summit video on #GDPR and #WHOIS issues

Statton Hammock, Brand Protection & Internet Policy Expert for MarkMonitor, gave a presentation during the MMNYC Summit yesterday. The subject of the presentation, that was streamed live on the Internet, was about the impact of GDPR on WHOIS and IP enforcement. Unfortunately, the audio quality suffered, and prevented many on the Internet from listening in. […]

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#Twitter updates TOS to comply with #GDPR data privacy requirements

Following changes by Google and cPanel, Twitter has updated its terms of service (TOS) to comply with GDPR and its data privacy requirements. From May 25th, new conditions and privacy terms apply, and Twitter has split them into two major categories: For residents of the United States. For everyone else, e.g. international users. According to […]

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#WHOIS and the #Law : Drastic changes to #domain information thanks to #GDPR

GDPR, a European data privacy law, takes effect on May 25th. Until then, little is known about how WHOIS, the core information of domain name ownership, will be affected. Domain registrars, such as GoDaddy, are beginning to provide a snippet of the WHOIS information they used to display when a domain was being queried. GoDaddy […]

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