Author: Luc

ICANN 56 Helsinki - Legal eagle Luc, reports back…

by Luc - 12.07.2016

ICANN is the organisation in charge of domain names and IP addresses. It’s a community of volunteers developing policies applicable to the domain name system. Anyone can join a working group and take part. Fancy it?

ICANN 51: EuroDNS précis Los Angeles (episode one)

by Luc - 24.10.2014

From October 12 to 16, 2014 the ICANN community held its quarterly meeting in the organisation’s hometown of Los Angeles. Luc, our legal eagle, swooped in to join the 2300+ participants who attended. On his return, he summarised what went on in two blog posts. Written in his usual inimitable style...

The EFF discuss online privacy & the future of ICANN

by Luc - 15.05.2014

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is a non-profit organisation defending civil liberties in the digital world. It's fighting to defend privacy, freedom of expression, digital consumer rights, and innovation on the Internet. If you’re living in the ‘free world’ and think this all sounds a bit far-removed for the average netizen. 2013/2014 has been a bonanza of NSA spyingwebcam interceptionsInternet censorship, not to mention net-neutrality. The Internet needs organisations like the Electronic Frontier Foundation in its corner.

EuroDNS signed the Registrar Accreditation Agreement signed, but…

by Luc - 21.02.2014

It cannot possibly have escaped your notice; EuroDNS is offering registration of the new domain extensions. If you cast your mind back to our post last year, this means we’ve signed the 2013 version of ICANN's RAA. However this agreement contains a provision which is incompatible with the Luxembourgish law on personal data (for legal nerds that’s the law of August 2, 2002). This being the case, we thought you deserved an explanation.

At EuroDNS, we value your rights to anonymity...

by Luc - 10.10.2013

In this post our in-house legal eagle, Luc, shares his thoughts on the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA). This is the contract that forms the basis of the relationship between ICANN and its accredited domain registrars. If we want to offer new gTLDs to our customers, signing this contract is mandatory. The RAA ensures that all registrars play by the same rules, but in some cases we feel that customer' privacy could be compromised. Let's see what Luc thinks...