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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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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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ICANN 53 Buenos Aires Quick Preview

I’m off to Buenos Aires tomorrow for the 53rd ICANN public meeting. Although the meeting doesn’t “officially” start until Monday next I’ve got quite a few meetings before then, which is why I’m heading out so early. The Buenos Aires meeting is the last ICANN meeting before Dublin this October. And while we are not […]

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Speak Out On Whois Privacy

Privacy, both online and offline, are important concepts. Privacy also goes hand in hand with security. Security and privacy. Two concepts that you’ll see discussed a lot when it comes to the online world. Unfortunately there are some people who equate people’s desires for online privacy to equate with criminality. That is, in our view, […]

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When Whois Policy and Local Law Collide ..

I’ve written quite a bit about privacy and the implications that various rules and policies can have on it in the past. It’s a topic that concerns everyone, not just industry. We are an Irish based company. We are, therefore, obliged to operate in compliance with Irish law. We cannot choose to ignore some of […]

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Rebooting Whois

As regular readers probably know, I spend quite a bit of my time working on Internet policy related matters. Some of it may appear incredibly boring, but it matters. (If you really want me to explain why it matters I’d be happy to do so!) Since earlier this year I’ve been part of a small […]

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Press Release: Irish registrar says New RAA is a step in the right direction

Following up on my blog post from earlier we just sent this out to the media: Blacknight Announce New ICANN Registrar Accreditation Agreement Irish registrar says New RAA is a step in the right direction. April 23, 2013 – Carlow, Ireland – Leading Irish domain registrar Blacknight, announces positive changes to the New ICANN Registrar […]

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