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Does the GDPR render the WhoIs privacy protection services useless?

Labeled as discuss in General Domain Discussion started by Lucian Hodoboc, Dec 3, 2018 at 7:46 AM.

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  1. Lucian Hodoboc

    Lucian Hodoboc New Member

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    Considering that the new European laws (the GDPR) impose all website owners to have either their own name, email address and phone number, or those of a data protection officer, clearly mentioned in the privacy policy and / or terms of service page, are the WhoIs privacy protection features offered by some domain providers basically useless?

    Why would anyone want to pay an extra-fee to hide their name from WhoIs if GDPR requires that you make your name public on your website (or blog or forum)?

    What do you think?
     
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  2. soidav

    soidav Established Member ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Many good registrars will not allow you to buy whois privacy (or warn you at least) if you are EU citizen.(since it's pointless and your whois information is masked anyhow per GDPR)
     
  3. viniproject09

    viniproject09 Upgraded Member Blue Account

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    May be they have listed the data on website itself. In that case you can use Whois protection to protect from spammers. I do receive suspicious call when I register a domain.
     

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