43rd ICANN summit to focus on new gTLD programme and actuality of domain registers WHOIS database
The other central topic of the summit is ensuring actuality of WHOIS data as it is now of interest to national governments as a key factor of cyber security. Furthermore, the issue of correctness of WHOIS data is also important in the context of the aforementioned gTLD programme because registration of new generic top-level domain names can result in profiteers “hunting” for attractive domain names.
Marek-Andres Kauts, Chairman of the Management Board of the Estonian Internet Foundation, will speak on the topic of ensuring WHOIS actuality.
You can view the summit schedule here: http://costarica43.icann.org/full-schedule.
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.ee will update the Domain Regulation due to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) entering into force on the 25 May 2018. .ee Domain Regulation provides standard terms that regulate the legal relationship between the EIF, domain registrant and registrar (service provider). Main changes concern the WHOIS-service in which the contact information of a registrant who is a natural person can no longer be publicly disclosed.
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