#Domain legislation ante portas : #WHOIS going dark would be a mistake

European regulations about data privacy, are about to break one of the oldest status quo instances on the Internet: the domain WHOIS. Turning WHOIS into a dark book of redacted information would be a mistake. Several companies, such as Facebook, Microsoft and Time Warner, sent a letter to ICANN, urging the multinational organization to “immediately […]

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ICANN .WTF ? New web site on WHOIS privacy reform issues

ICANN is about to taste some of its own medicine, after opponents of a pending WHOIS privacy reform launched a protest web site. Operating from ICANN.WTF, the web site contains a letter addressing ICANN on the issue of privacy, mirroring the public letter drafted by civil rights groups. Naturally, the WHOIS info of ICANN.WTF is […]

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