Data privacy challenges stemming from a WHOIS database migration, new EU GDPR-related protocols, and pressure from law enforcement agencies took centre stage at ICANN 60. Here’s our resident legal expert, Luc, with more domain industry news from Abu Dhabi.
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.
Donuts recent acquisition of Rightside is good news for customers who have previously had to purchase separate Domains Protected Marks List (DPML) products from each registry. Now, customers only need to purchase one DPML product. Trademark protection just became a whole lot easier.
We hate to be the bearer of bad news but, unfortunately, we have some to share. TLD registry Uniregistry has announced big price hikes for many of its top-level domains (TLDs). While current registrants can renew some of their domains at the old pricing, new registrants should act fast to secure domain names before increases kick in.
The recent suspension of a domain name used by a so-called white supremacist group has raised for the general public an important question: what risks are involved in letting technical intermediaries decide what content internet users can and cannot access? EuroDNS's legal eagle, Luc, weighs in.