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#361 2018-05-30 08:52:07

phiw13
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

In reply to bici #312172:

ref Namecheap

Sadly, this only seems to apply when you register a new domain. Or maybe it will kick in when you renew the domain registration? (I don’t have any domains to renew right now to test that). Looking at my settings right now, I can only buy their whoisguard thingie – I hate that scam an never paid for it.

Hmm, they are a eNom reseller so eNoms updated WHOIS policy ought to apply (here).

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#362 2018-05-30 09:28:10

jakob
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

phiw13 wrote #312182:

Sadly, this only seems to apply when you register a new domain. Or maybe it will kick in when you renew the domain registration?

According to their email, it will apply automatically for renewals:

You don’t need to do anything now. But, when it’s time to renew your WhoisGuard, you can look forward to doing so for FREE – forever – saving $2.88 a year!

However there is a proviso:

*Due to registry restrictions, WhoisGuard cannot be used with .asia, .ca, .cn, .uk, .co.uk, .de, .eu, .in, id, .me.uk, .nu, .li, .ch, .fr, .sg, .com.sg, .org.uk, .us, .es, .com.es, .nom.es, .org.es, .com.au, .net.au, .paris, .vote, .voto, .xn—3ds443g, .nyc or .org.au domains.


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#363 2018-05-30 09:35:52

philwareham
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

GoDaddy are now redacting most of the WHOIS personal information on domain names registered through it’s European locations. They are taking their chances on their own – due to the massive failure of ICANN to comply with the GDPR law or to give any workable solution to domain registrars – to the ire of the US government.

That means you won’t have to pay extra for private WHOIS records on their platform now as a European (good).

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#364 2018-05-30 09:41:21

philwareham
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

In reply to jakob #312183:

Due to registry restrictions, WhoisGuard cannot be used with…

Nominet (the controllers of .uk domains) have already obfuscated registrant information – so they are compliant with GDPR and wouldn’t need that WhoisGuard feature.

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#365 2018-05-30 11:08:45

Destry
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

bici wrote #312174:

i am going to be looking for alternatives to Dotster my long time registrar, if they dont offer free privacy. It is total BS that this hasn’t been the default from the get go.

I’m on Ditster too, far too long. I’m moving off them regardless what they do as soon as my coverage paid at this point starts running low. I’m not crazy about Gandi, but that’s probably where I’ll go. Better than the Dits.


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#366 2018-05-30 12:18:02

phiw13
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

In reply to jakob #312183:

Ooh, indeed. I now clicked on the ‘buy’ button and Namecheap charged the grand total of 0.00 USD. Thank you for mentioning it.

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#367 2018-05-31 13:51:12

michaelkpate
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

Google Emerges as Early Winner From Europe’s New Data Privacy Law

Most people now seem to associate GDPR was a whole bunch of annoying e-mails they mostly didn’t read.

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#368 2018-05-31 13:58:37

philwareham
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

michaelkpate wrote #312214:

Google Emerges as Early Winner From Europe’s New Data Privacy Law

Not really

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#369 2018-05-31 14:32:36

michaelkpate
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

I hate to call something “Fake News” but adding up the highest hypothetical fine and using that in a headline probably qualifies.

  1. We have been assured that the regulators won’t go for the maximum penalties anyway
  2. These are complaints by people with an axe to grind. Although, in the past, they often were just paid by companies like Microsoft and Oracle to pretend to be.
  3. If they are found guilty, this will be fought in the courts for years.
  4. While I am sure they don’t want to, there is always the Spain option or even the China option.

Basically, this is a wonderful time to be a Civil Attorney in the EU.

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#370 2018-06-02 08:51:44

colak
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Re: Txp cookies, visitor logging, and GDPR stuff in general

I love the way the SF chronicle asks consent for cookies. Even if you reject all, and click continue, the page will load.


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