Article category: ICANN

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.

WHOIS database under GDPR: temporary measures in place

by Guest - 18.07.2018

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the biggest change to the handling of personal data on the internet in more than 20 years. And GDPR compliance, a legal requirement for any website used by EU citizens, is forcing the domain name industry to reconsider how the WHOIS database works. ICANN's solution.

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.

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.

ICANN 58 news: domain industry an Internet lightning rod

by Luc - 28.03.2017

At ICANN 58, participants gathered for six days in Copenhagen to tackle several issues of importance for the domain name industry: date privacy law, WHOIS reform, and preparations for the next round of new extensions, which our legal eagle Luc covered in our March 23rd post. This week, Luc returns with more ICANN news.