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Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse

Lusty Silver badge

Re: Unstable operation coming soon...

“Changing this will make illicit or ham-fisted operations much harder to stop”

You’ve completely misunderstood everything about this. Literally nobody is saying ICANN shouldn’t collect and store the information. They should and they will, just like Nominet do. For official purposes the information can still be requested through proper channels. The only difference is that our details won’t be available for anyone to access. They should never have been in the first place, and this case shows why GDPR is so important given how hard people are trying to keep doing things they shouldn’t have done in the first place. It’s always harder to get privacy back than to never let it go.

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