Article category: ICANN

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. 

ICANN news from the 58th convention in Copenhagen

by Luc - 23.03.2017

ICANN 58 stretched out over 6 days, leaving little time to explore beautiful host city Copenhagen but lots of time to consider issues of importance to the domain industry. Despite his slight irritation with the windowless rooms in which meetings were held, our legal eagle Luc reports back. ICANN news from the front lines. 

Domain transfer changes coming: the latest ICANN news

by Luc - 24.11.2016

ICANN is expanding the scope of its Inter-Registrar Transfer Policy (now simply called Transfer Policy). This revised policy includes new procedures for gTLD (but not ccTLD) transfers made between domain registrants (aka Trades). See how the new domain transfer procedures will impact you. The latest ICANN news...