ICANN unveils framework for future WHOIS access; cost and compliance uncertainty remains
Last night ICANN published its draft Framework Elements for a Unified Access Model for Continued Access to Full WHOIS Data, which outlines how third parties may access non-public WHOIS data in the future. The document kicks off the effort to minimise the impact of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on those with a legitimate interest in accessing WHOIS data – but questions remain, not least over likely costs.
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