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Uniregistry makes WHOIS hidden by default but you can opt-out

Uniregistry announced today to make domain name WHOIS hidden/redacted by default. The good news is that you can opt-out of the default redacted whois and keep WHOIS of your domains public. WHOIS changes will take effect on February 27th. This seems like a short notice. From this date, your data will be automatically updated to [...] Continue reading


ICANN Appoints Cyrus Namazi as VP of Global Domains Division

ICANN has appointed Cyrus Namazi for its newly created position of Senior Vice President of the Global Domains Division (GDD). As a member of the Executive Team, Namazi will report to ICANN President and CEO, Göran Marby. From the annoucement: "The Global Domains Division was initially established in 2013 to handle the increase in scale [...] Continue reading


Google Launches .dev Top-Level Domain

Google today launched another new top-level domain, .dev, to the public aimed as a secure domain for developers and tech community. As with Google's previously launched domain extensions .app and .page, the .dev domain is initially available for registration through an early access program for an additional fee until February 28. The domain has already [...] Continue reading

Domain Name Wire

Uniregistry makes Whois opt-in

New Cayman Islands law forces Uniregistry to change Whois policy. Domain name registrar Uniregistry is making the publication of Whois data opt-in for registrants. The move is in response to a new Cayman Islands Data Protection Law. Think of it as the Cayman Islands’ version of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation. Many of Uniregistry’s [...] Continue reading


Canada Considering Right to Repair Legislation Tackling Repair Monopoly Over Brand-Name Devices

Ontario Liberal Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Michael Coteau has introduced a bill to enable consumers and independent professionals to repair brand-name computers and phones easily and economically. Jordan Pearson reporting in Motherboard: "Manufacturers make it incredibly difficult to repair our broken devices ourselves. Instead of taking a smashed phone to a [...] Continue reading

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