Nov 282017

National country code Top Level Domain (ccTLD) registries in Europe plan to either limit access to their WHOIS database or revise the terms of the contracts with their registrars and others to ensure their compliance with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25, 2018.

The Council of European National Top-Level Domain Registries (CENTR) informed ICANN of this in a November 16, 2017 letter. The letter was sent in response to questions from ICANN on how European registries intended to respond to the GDPR.

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Oct 182017

A relentless drive to find new ways to improve is one of the core character traits of the team behind EURid, the manager (registry) of Europe’s Top Level Domain DotEU.

One way EURid strives to achieve this is through its Strategic Committee.

I’m very proud to have been selected by the EURid Board to join this committee. And I’m delighted to learn that Sandra Hoferichter, with whom I have worked on both the ICANN Nominating Committee and EuroDIG (the European Dialogue on Internet Governance), is also a new member of EURid’s Strategic Committee.

I look forward to helping EURid make DotEU an even stronger symbol of Europe’s online identity.