Archive for the "Domain Names" Category

New .CA Whois Policy Now In Place – With A Twist

Posted by Neil Melliship on June 16th, 2008

In a recent post, we reviewed the pending changes to the .CA Whois policy. On June 10, 2008, those changes were implemented. The biggest change is the cloaking of most of the Whois information for individual registrants, regardless of whether the domain names of such registrants are being used for commercial, unlawful or other purposes. [...]

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CIRA Announces Formal Revisions To Implement New WHOIS Policy

Posted by Neil Melliship on May 12th, 2008

The Canadian Internet Registration Authority has issued a news release announcing revisions to a number of its policies, rules and procedures, which are required to formally implement its new WHOIS Policy. These revisions will become effective on June 10, 2008. As reported in an earlier posting, the changes to the .CA WHOIS Policy will permit [...]

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Domain Tasting Proposal Passed by ICANN’s GNSO Council

Posted by Karen Monteith on April 21st, 2008

As an update to an earlier post, ICANN’S GNSO Council has passed a resolution that could end domain tasting.  As reported earlier, under the policy, any gTLD operator that has implemented an add grace period (“AGP”) would be prohibited from offering a refund for any domain name deleted during the AGP that exceeds 10% of [...]

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