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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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Why ‘Whois’ Must be Fixed to Comply with GDPR [Audio]

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May this year, and one area of contention that has emerged is the question of Whois data. That’s the personal information of individuals or companies who register domain names. For historical reasons, domain registries and registrars have been contractually obliged to collect this data, and to […]

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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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Extending Whois Privacy

We’ve been offering “whois privacy” with .com and .net domain names for several years. We have now extended the service to include several other domain name extensions, which means you can now get it with the following domain names: .biz domains .buzz domains .com domains .org domains .co domains .mobi domains .net domains .space domains […]

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Achievement Unlocked! Blacknight Now ISO Certified

One of the things we have always taken seriously is our customers’ security and privacy. Neither are particularly “sexy” or “exciting” topics, but they’re vital. They’ve always been important, but over the past couple of years more and more of the mainstream media are talking about security and privacy – and rightly so. As you […]

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Maintaining Balance And Privacy

We are strong believers in the right to privacy. It’s not an afterthought and as I’ve said in the past, privacy and security go hand in hand. For more than a year I’ve been involved in an ICANN working group which is tasked with examining whois privacy and proxy services and coming up with an […]

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