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Public WHOIS in a GDPR World

Come May 25th the General Data Protection Regulation aka GDPR will be in force and many companies will have made significant changes to how they handle personal information in order to comply with the law. I recently shared a “bird’s eye view” of our GDPR preparation and we’ve already touched on how .IE and .UK […]

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The Obligatory GDPR Update

On May 25th 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into full force. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the last few months you’ll both know about it and hopefully will be prepared for it. The bottom line with GDPR is that it gives people more control over their privacy and […]

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GDPR Perspectives Webinar

We’ve talked about GDPR a few times over the last few months, but our focus has been mostly around the implications for domain name whois ie. the public directory associated with domain names. I’d love to say that we won’t be talking about that again in the future, but nothing could be further from the […]

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ICANN 60 the GDPR Post-Mortem

I predicted that the ICANN meeting in Abu Dhabi last week would be dominated by discussions centring around GDPR. I was proven correct. Sure, there were other items on the agenda, some that took me and other attendees a little by surprise. But the topic that dominated the meeting was GDPR. With the clock ticking […]

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Is Simplifying IE Domain Rules a Bad Thing?

As we mentioned yesterday there is an ongoing public consultation on simplifying the IE domain name registration policy. We think this is a very positive move and are supportive of it. However some people have contacted us to express their concerns. The proposed changes are fairly dramatic, though they’re not out of line with the […]

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