Is WHOIS going to go away?

Rubens Kuhl rubensk at
Sat Apr 14 17:38:58 UTC 2018

On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 2:24 PM, DaKnOb <daknob.mac at> wrote:

> As far as IP Addresses go (and domains too), currently GDPR recognizes the
> rights of individuals, not companies, which means that a company can be in
> the whois query, since it does not have the right to privacy.
> My understanding is that this will only affect natural persons.
The domain contacts of a domain owned by a legal entity are natural
persons, and are also protected by GDPR. So unless a domain contact is
something generic like "Technical Contact - techpoc at" or similar
role accounts, that contact data is also considered PII.


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