In a related note, I received a note from my registrar this morning telling me that, per current ICANN rules, I need to verify all the personal identifying information for the domains I control.

1. I checked WHOIS for all my domains, and they point to the proxy service that my registrar offers. So, I have no PII visible via WHOIS.

2. I checked the contact information page, and all my (hidden) PII is correct.

So, at least for my domains, everything is GDPR compliant as far as public display is concerned. The question about the proxy service providing an anonymous tunnel for, say, abuse e-mail is open to question. As well as all the other bells and whistles I've seen discussed.

By the way, setting up the proxy service just takes money, not time, in the old school.

The fines are heavy enough that the registrars can consider forcing proxy service on all domains, and figure out how to recoup the costs later. Months? I don't think so.

But then again, I'm not a registrar, only a customer of those folks.

On 05/17/2018 08:29 AM, Niels Bakker wrote:
* (Brian Kantor) [Thu 17 May 2018, 16:23 CEST]:
An article in The Register on the current status of Whois and the GDPR.

My registrar already does all the things listed in this article that registrars supposedly don't yet do.

American companies that think they have a need, or even the right, to see the billing address for my personal domain can go pound sand.

     -- Niels.

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