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    • Amsterdam refuses to publish Whois records as GDPR row escalates

      Two Dutch geo-gTLDs are refusing to provide public access to Whois records in what could be a sign of things to come for the whole industry under new European privacy law. Both .amsterdam and .frl appear to be automatically applying privacy to registrant data and say they will only provide full Whois access to vetted individuals such as law enforcement officials.

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  • Pilot program for Whois killer launches

    …. This means in future, depending on what policies the ICANN community puts in place, millions of current Whois users could find themselves with access to fewer data elements than they do today. The ICANN pilot will run until July 31, 2018. Tweet Tagged: ICANN, rdap, rrsg, rysg, whois …

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  • .sucks “gag order” dropped, approved

    … Vox Populi, the .sucks registry, has had controversial changes to its registrar contract approved after it softened language some had compared to a “gag order”. ICANN approved changes to the .suck Registry-Registrar Agreement last week, after receiving no further complaints from registrar stakeholders. Registrars had been upset by a proposed…

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  • Anger as ICANN splashes out $160,000 on travel

    … of principle. ICANN’s budget is, after all, primarily funded by the ICANN fees registries and registrars — ultimately registrants — must pay. “CPH pays the bills and the non-CPH travels on our dime,” one registrar told DI today. One RrSG member said only two registrars were reimbursed for their GDD Summit travel last year. Another put…

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  • Registrars object to “unreasonable” .bank demands

    … Registrars are upset with fTLD Registry Services for trying to impose new rules on selling .bank domains that they say are “unreasonable”. The Registrar Stakeholder Group formally relayed its concerns about a proposed revision of the .bank Registry-Registrar Agreement to ICANN at the weekend. A key sticking point is fTLD’s demand that each…

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  • .sucks sends in the lawyers in “gag order” fight

    … would be the absolute best day of the year to submit its changes. As it transpired, January 3 came and went with no response from ICANN, so as far as Vox is concerned the new RRA with its controversial changes came into effect January 6. However, on January 8, ICANN submitted the red-lined RRA to the RrSG, invoking the RRA Amendment Procedure…

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