Author Archives: Dirk Krischenowski

  • The geoTLD GDPR Survey 2018

    Posted on October 12, 2018 by Dirk Krischenowski in Uncategorized.

    Scope of the geoTLD GDPR Survey 2018 The application of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to the DNS is a hot topic within the ICANN community.  However, since the implementation of the GDPR on May 25th, 2018, there has been little public data on: How many WHOIS data requests have been made at […]

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  • geoTLDs at ICANN 61 in San Juan

    Posted on March 29, 2018 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts, Uncategorized.

    At the recent 61th meeting of ICANN in San Juan (Puerto Rico) the number one topic was the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will be effective from 25 May 2018. Several sessions with governmental representatives dominated the seven days agenda, including participants like David Redl, new chief of the US National Telecommunications […]

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  • geoTLD GDPR comment at ICANN

    Posted on January 16, 2018 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts.

    As geoTLD group we have made, among many other parties from the ICANN community, a comment towards the Hamilton Legal Analysis Part 3. All of the comments made are collected and published at Legal Analyses, Proposed Compliance Models, & Community Feedback. Our comment is: Dear ICANN Team, Please receive the comment from the geoTLD.group on […]

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  • Registries under fire by GDRP (and Registrars)

    Posted on December 12, 2017 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts.

    ICANN accreditied gTLD Registries and Registrars are discussing the processing of Registrant data under the GDPR.

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  • Bilbao Mayor welcomes geoTLD meeting

    Posted on September 27, 2017 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts.

    Today Bilbao’s mayor, Juan Mari Aburto, held an reception in the city hall to welcome the meeting of the geoTLD group. The meeting was organised by the .eus (Fundación Puntu) managing director Josu Waliño. Josu was secunded by the geoTLD group’s Chair Sebastien Ducos (.nyc etc.) and Vice-Chair Dirk Krischenowski (.berlin etc.). The reception as […]

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  • Update GDPR Survey Results

    Posted on June 26, 2017 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts.

    The General Data Protection Regulation  [GDPR] The General Data Protection Regulation is a European Union (EU) law regulating the way personal data of EU citizens and residents can be gathered, used, stored and transferred. GDPR is a EU Regulation, which is a binding legislative act that must be applied in its entirety across all EU […]

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  • Mapping Virtual Space to the Geographical Environment

    Posted on March 13, 2017 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts, Uncategorized.

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  • geoTLDs meeting with Governments

    Posted on March 12, 2017 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts, Uncategorized.

    Today the members of our working group “geoTLDs and the GAC” were meeting with the plenary of the Governmenmental Advisory Committee (GAC) at the ICANN meeting in Copenhagen. Sebastien Ducos (.melbourne, …), Katrin Ohlmer (.berlin, …) and Marianne Georgelin (.paris, …) presented the current status of the group and discussed various topics of concerns. The […]

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  • GeoTLD Group Association is incorportated

    Posted on November 21, 2016 by Dirk Krischenowski in Posts.

    Today we received the official documents of incorporation of the The GeoTLD Group Association internationale sans but lucratif (AISBL) as an association under registration of Belgium law with the registration number 0666479179. The appointed directors of the GeoTLD Group association are Chairman: Sebastien Ducos (.nyc/.sydney/.melbourne, sebastien.ducos@neustar.biz) Vice Chairman: Dirk Krischenowski (.berlin, krischenowski@dot.berlin) Treasurer: Ronald Schwärzler […]

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  • GeoTLDs partly substitute ccTLDs

    Posted on November 15, 2016 by Dirk Krischenowski in Uncategorized.

    ICANNs latest new gTLD study results of the “Phase II Assessment of the Competitive Effects Associated with the New gTLD Program” explores whether the program has affected competition in the domain name marketplace. Indeed it was found that GeoTLD registrations may have an impact on the ccTLD registrations: There continues to be no aggregate (worldwide) […]

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