21 Feb '14, 3pm

Just blogged: Euro registrars miffed about ICANN privacy delays #icann #newgtlds

Euro registrars miffed about ICANN privacy delays Kevin Murphy , February 21, 2014, 15:03:38 (UTC), Domain Registrars Registrars based in the European Union are becoming increasingly disgruntled by what they see as ICANN dragging its feet over registrant privacy rules. Some are even refusing to sign the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement until they receive formal assurances that ICANN won’t force them to break their local privacy laws. The 2013 RAA, which is required if a registrar wants to sell new gTLD domains, requires registrars to keep hold of registrant data for two years after their registrations expire. Several European authorities have said that this would be illegal under EU privacy directives, and ICANN has agreed to allow registrars in the EU to opt out of the relevant provisions. Today, Luxembourgish registrar EuroDNS said it asked for a waiver of the data...

Full article: http://domainincite.com/15855-euro-registrars-miffed-abou...

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