by DIABL0
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I just noticed that all my domains that are registered with an ENOM register company all have whois privacy and I didn't purchase it for any of the domains.

I have one domain with register.com and when I do a whois lookup they don't return anything.

I have a bunch of domains with another register (non ENOM company) and nothing has changed. All domains don't have privacy and info is shown as normal.

I did a google search and it sounds like GDPR appears to effect whois info. There seems to be a conflict in how to handle.

What are you seeing?

Do you have domains without privacy and your info is being shown as normal or has changed?
#gdpr #info #whois
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  • I have one normally unprotected with NC that I just checked and it is still naked.

    Mark
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  • That's really interesting topic. According to the new GDPR it turns out that registers too have to forget about their Whois GUARD as a paid option and make it free so we can have free choice of our privacy revealance!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    GDPR is making a splash now but wondering; how will it affect us down the road? When everybody settles in?
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    • I think, in the long run, it will enhance transparency, build consumer trust in data sharing and retrieving with and from the clients, enhance data security for the company and prevent any potential breaches as well.
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  • Namecheap just announced that their privacy protection was free for life for all new and existing domains.

    If you have an existing domain registered with them, you have to go through the shopping cart and place an "order" to apply privacy but it is free and no payment details are required.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
      This prompted me to check on GoDaddy's updated policy...

      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      Namecheap just announced that their privacy protection was free for life for all new and existing domains.

      If you have an existing domain registered with them, you have to go through the shopping cart and place an "order" to apply privacy but it is free and no payment details are required.
      and it seems that their free protection extends ONLY to those domains that are registered in the EEA

      From https://uk.godaddy.com/whois
      What about my privacy?
      If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), due to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), beginning 25 May 2018, we will no longer display your Name, Street Address, Phone Number and E-mail in the WHOIS. Your Country and Province/State (as well as Technical data such as the Registar name, Creation Date, or Name Servers) will continue to be displayed.

      While ICANN's agreements protect registrants from potential spam, many GoDaddy customers still express concern about their personal name, address, and phone number being so readily available online. For domains registered under GDPR, the amount of data that is published in the WHOIS is restricted, which provides a level of privacy protection.
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  • Your quote is from GoDaddy but I'm talking about Namecheap.

    I'm definitely not European - many moons ago I guess my people were but not anymore.

    I added the free protection to a currently unused domain this morning and now my data is hidden.

    Mark
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    • Profile picture of the author Sid Hale
      Originally Posted by Mark Singletary View Post

      Your quote is from GoDaddy but I'm talking about Namecheap.
      I understood that, Mark.

      I added the info re: GoDaddy because not everyone uses Namecheap (i.e. moi). I wasn't disputing your information. Just offered add'l info for the use of others.

      Sorry for the misunderstanding.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    "We're excited to announce that from May 29th, we will be giving ALL our Namecheap customers FREE WhoisGuard for life, when they register an eligible domain with us.

    Why are we doing this?
    We believe strongly in privacy, security, freedom and equal treatment for all internet users. We respect our customers' right to keep their personal information protected and we always take a stand for their privacy.

    What can WhoisGuard do for me?
    WhoisGuard replaces your name and contact information in the public Whois database. This protects your private information from being mined and used for other purposes, such as identity theft or unsolicited marketing.

    How do I get my FREE WhoisGuard?
    WhoisGuard will be added to the shopping cart automatically with each eligible domain registration or renewal, and it will be enabled by default. You won't need to do anything extra in order to have privacy protection on your website.

    Can I get WhoisGuard with all domains?
    WhoisGuard is available for most domains that Namecheap offers. However, 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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    • Seeing a lot of TLDs which are clearly EU - .co.uk or .paris - it's going to be interesting how this all pans out!
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    Namecheap.

    Privacy + bitcoin. Off the grid.
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  • Profile picture of the author wentzco
    I have my names at Moniker & Uniregistry - both still have public whois in place. Here is a list of registrars showing Whois information after GDPR came into effect - https://domaininvesting.com/registra...is-after-gdpr/
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    • Profile picture of the author NetMan
      Originally Posted by vivekamansamee View Post

      Can U give me best adsense plugine for gdrp
      Not sure of what you exactly need, but for adsense you must make sure that EU users of your website are aware of cookies use on your website and that they CONSENT to continue browsing your site knowingly and wittingly.

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  • Profile picture of the author prayosha
    The question, then, is whether anyone should be able to use these databases to look up information about the people behind a domain name. In other words, is WHOIS a critical feature for internet security, or a detrimental remnant of the early days of the web?
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomas Valiunas
    Do i need GDPR on all my websites?
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    • Profile picture of the author NetMan
      Originally Posted by Tomas Valiunas View Post

      Do i need GDPR on all my websites?
      Yes, indeed, each and every one of them.

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  • GDPR effects all the companies registered in the EU. Privacy policies, terms and conditions and user's rights to access their information, all have an effect on the information being shown on your website. You have to be GDPR compliant and make sure your product, website and official documentation represent that.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    It looks like whois domain does not work anymore.
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  • Profile picture of the author Cybernetmarket
    If you do IM to all countries you need the GDPR on your site or you could get fined thousands of dollars. But as effecting Whois I haven't seen anything different on my accounts?
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  • Profile picture of the author TRobinson
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    Though there are tons of posts and articles explaining why you should pay for Whois Guard. That still does not make sense for me.
    Since a domain registration is similar to a business registration which shoule be open, how can whois guard hide it only when you pay for it.
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