Domanin registrars need ICANN clearance for privacy protection
Tue 20 Oct 2015, 00:40

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) policies require that domain registrants data be published in a publicly-available WHOIS database. The Privacy & Proxy Services Accreditation policy has been under consultation and numerous public figures and experts provided comments.

Another public consultation that is open until November 17 on WHOIS Conflicts with Privacy Laws. The policy essentially provides that ICANN may “allow” a registry or registrar whose obligations to publish WHOIS data are in breach of locally applicable data protection law, to be exempted from those obligations, but only once the local data protection authorities have initiated enforcement proceedings against it.