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EU to ban anonymous websites + verification of the DN registration data

Labeled as domains in Domain Industry News, started by Lox, Oct 12, 2021 at 10:47 PM

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  1. Lox

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    The EU is currently drafting legislation to increase cyber security (revised NIS Directive, in short “NIS 2”). According to this directive, the registration of internet domain names will in future require the correct identification of the owner in the Whois database, including name, address and telephone number. So far, registries such as denic do not register telephone numbers of the holders. The leading Industry Committee wants to additionally mandate „verification“ of the registration data. The plans could mean the end of “whois privacy” services for proxy registration of domains, threatening the safety of activists and whistleblowers. The Home Affairs Committee is voting on the issue this week. The lead committee ITRE is expected to take a position at the end of the month.

    MEP Patrick Breyer, shadow rapporteur in the opinion-giving LIBE Committee, warns against the proposal:

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    Is that only for European domain registrations or will this apply worldwide?
     
  3. Lox

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    For EU only. I think this is somehow related to the ICANN's registrar agreement 3.3.6.5 v EU privacy ( registrar’s whois bulk access ($) & the third party, exploiting loopholes in ICANN’s rules. Selling data.). Not sure, still reading ...

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    Wasn't the EU one of the first to pass legislation a couple of years ago to push FOR privacy of domain ownership along with other strict privacy laws in all spheres? This seems like a full opposite IF it results in ending Whois Privacy.
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2021 at 11:56 AM

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