DomainTools welcomes proposed #WHOIS privacy changes in Europe

First there was GDPR, now things are changing and once again it’s the European Union (EU) rocking the boat of WHOIS data. Citing new cybersecurity initiatives, a pending legislation in the European Union seeks to have domain WHOIS data less private. The legislation upsets those that believe in the power of anonymous activism and whistleblowing, […]

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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 […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. #UDRP : Panelist claims #WHOIS privacy is an indication of bad faith

The UDRP for the domain involved a Romanian company as the Respondent that changed its name. The Complainant, NAOS, France, claimed the date of first use of its BIODERMA mark to be in 1963, with a European Union trademark registered in 2007. Meanwhile, the Respondent incorporated in Roman as Bioderma S.R.L. in 2005, but […]

Copyright © 2022 · All Rights Reserved. : Stunted domain #WHOIS output is great alternative to complete privacy

If you register a domain name today at most domain registrars, expect to get some phone calls in 24 hours from now. Some calls? A LOT OF CALLS. The zone file skimmers track new domain registrations daily, query the domain names and extract the phone numbers from the WHOIS. Then, they start calling you. And […]

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Network Solutions : #WHOIS fear and loathing of your #domains and data!

Network Solutions, the original domain Registrar, has been receiving some heat on Twitter recently. It’s all about the pressure it puts on domain registrants, urging them to use “Private Registration” and protect themselves from spammers. Of course, that’d cost you extra. The big green letters say it all: “Warning: Your personal information is in danger.” […]

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Father Domainicus and the private #WHOIS debacle

Greetings, my domainer brothers and sisters, this is Father Domainicus, and I’ve returned to eulogizing the masses. Oh, how I’d love to say I’m composing this domain Eucharist from a sunny Florida! Alas, our weather is projected to be rainy throughout the upcoming Labor Day weekend – do peruse the latest updates to the path […]

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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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#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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