31 May '18, 2pm

German court denies injunction against Tucows’ registrar EPAG over GDPR https://t.co/Iv2v2swlk0

Court agrees with Tucows that some Whois data is redundant. A German Court in Bonn has denied (pdf) ICANN’s request for an injunction against Tucows’ domain name registrar EPAG. ICANN filed the injunction request last Friday , the day the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. EPAG had notified ICANN that it no longer planned to collect data on administrative and technical contacts for Whois to comply with GDPR. ICANN has made it clear that registrars must continue to collect this data, even if they don’t have to publish it. The stated goal of the injunction request was to force EPAG to continue collecting the data. But ICANN (and probably Tucows) also wanted to get clarity from courts about how GDPR impacts Whois. In denying the injunction, the court agreed with Tucows’ position that the administrative and technical contacts can be duplicates of ...

Full article: https://domainnamewire.com/2018/05/31/german-court-denies...

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