Author: Luc

IGF 2019 - Border crossing

by Luc - 03.12.2019

Last week in Berlin the 14th Internet Governance Forum of the United Nations annual meeting was held. The IGF’s goal is to bring people together to discuss public policy issues relating to the Internet. However, there is no negotiated outcome at the IGF; it serves only as a place for policy-makers to discuss, exchange information and share good practices.

According to its official website "the IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximise Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise."

This being said, even without any specific outcomes expected, some of the numerous sessions which took place last week were of great interest.

ICANN 66 - It's All About Abuse

by Luc - 13.11.2019

Last week, the 66th ICANN meeting took place in Montréal, Canada. While GDPR compliance has been the main focus of the community for the past five meetingsy, this past week leitmotiv was "DNS Abuse". While this concern is a priori legitimate and straight forward, the fact that some community members (purposefully?) fail to understand what comes within the legal and technical competency of DNS operators is causing frictions.

GDPR and WHOIS: ICANN solving access and privacy problem?

by Luc - 07.11.2018

WHOIS data access took centre stage at ICANN 63, held in Barcelona from October 20 - 25th. While other issues, such as the future of new gTLD applications, were discussed, post GDPR privacy concerns were, unsurprisingly, the focus of most discussions. Here are the key takeaways.

GDPR keeps on creating WHOIS-related challenges for ICANN

by Luc - 05.11.2018

Data privacy es el nuevo negro! At least for the domain industry who, while at ICANN 63 in Barcelona, reviewed the consequences of the Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data. Meant to buy ICANN time as it works on making the WHOIS database GDPR compliant, it hasn't exactly proven a seamless stopgap.

Domain industry's latest policies will ensure GDPR compliance

by Luc - 05.07.2018

GDPR compliance concerns continue to dominate discussions throughout the domain industry and nowhere was this more apparent than at the ICANN 62 Policy Meeting in Panama City. What you need to know about new policies and protocols ICANN is putting in place to ensure data privacy.

New registrar data escrow service agent coming to EuroDNS

by Luc - 28.06.2018

What're you gonna do when Bruce Willis or Daniel Craig fail to stop a massive cyberattack against the world's domain name registrars? You're gonna call in the Schwarzenegger of the domain industry - a registrar data escrow (RDE) service agent! See how RDE works and why EuroDNS is migrating to a new agent.

GDPR data privacy laws to impact domain name registration

by Luc - 15.05.2018

Data privacy laws aren’t new to Luxembourgish companies who've been subject to them at national and European levels since before DCL group, our parent company, was founded 18 years ago. As with all prior data privacy directives, we will comply with the GDPR. The changes coming to domain name registration at EuroDNS.