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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