Author: Luc

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.

Domain privacy conflict fuels GDPR WHOIS incompatibility

by Luc - 09.11.2017

The EU General Data Protection Regulation offers greater protection to citizens but is creating problems for registries obliged to follow certain ICANN rules that weren't designed with domain privacy concerns in mind. Luc reports from ICANN 60 in Abu Dhabi on what ICANN is doing to ensure GDPR privacy protocols are respected.