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8:52 pm on May 25, 2018 (gmt 0)

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European regulation that has prompted many domain name registrars and registries to remove registrant names and contact information from Whois records. It was adopted on 14 April 2016 and became enforceable on 25 May 2018.

The GDPR has little or no impact on IP network Whois records. It primarily affects domain Whois records.

For several years registrant or contact data in domain Whois records sometimes has been obscured as an added privacy product offered to the registrant, but now with the implementation of GDPR, even though the regulation only applies to EU/EEA residents, some registrars are choosing to not make any distinction—they are withholding details for persons worldwide.
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Some of the IP registries (RIPE) removed personal data from the bulk WHOIS years ago. This was because ISPs were delegating subnets to retail DSL/cable customers. Role and business data is still there.

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3:20 am on May 26, 2018 (gmt 0)

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I've seen a couple of my online look-up tools now offer less information than just a few days ago. Seems no one wants to take the chance of stepping over the line.
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Didn't we visit this earlier?

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7:48 am on May 26, 2018 (gmt 0)

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This is posted on May 25, 2018. The day it goes into affect. Thanks for the link to the earlier discussion tangor.
12:44 pm on May 30, 2018 (gmt 0)

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May be a consequence of the GDPR, NameCheap is now proposing free whoisguard forever - [namecheap.com...]
12:26 pm on May 31, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Some reform on the whois domain db has been well overdue. In recent years whenever I register a .com domain it is followed by phone calls from india and email offers for logo design every day....
3:10 am on June 7, 2018 (gmt 0)

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.eu has never any option for whois guard or any kind of similar privacy protection and still today if you check out official registrant of .eu domains [eurid.eu...]
Then you will see by their own whois that nothing has been changed at all.
You can see all kind of information for any .eu domain owner.
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Some of the data on the Eurid whois is not available, especially if the registrant has opted out.

This whole GDPR thing is the product of some very limited intellects and has caused a lot of damage to the Internet.

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I have just checked out a couple randomly domains on eurid.eu and i can see everything....address (city), email, language, organization....

Same ways as IP lookups works regarding showing of informations.

Whois lookup works and will always works.Maybe in.future you will not see anymore real name, physical address (if has given) and phone number from the owner as you can see it right now but some kind of owner informations will be always available
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Try a port 43 WHOIS for a .eu domain name and see what happens.

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I know..You must go to eurid.eu and try their own lookup.If you try outside of they own website then you get limited information.
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What is being removed or obscured is private information; owner names, street addresses, phone numbers, etc for EU domain registrants.

And yes, some look-up are slow is complying.

As stated above, the GDPR does not affect IP Address look-up information.
 

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