Three months after implementation of the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center has expanded and updated its already helpful web page with important questions and answers about how the GDPR is impacting the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
In the past, contacting a domain name registrant was a pretty simple task: Look up the domain name's "whois" record and send an email to the relevant contacts listed there. But now that the GDPR has redacted names and contact information from many whois records, this is often no longer a straightforward task.
In a Q&A on how the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) impacts domain name disputes, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has reiterated its intent to provide details about domain name registrants to trademark owners after a complaint has been filed under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP).
Thanks in large part to the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) -- which I have previously discussed multiple times -- getting information about the registrant of a domain name has never been more challenging. So, knowing where to turn for the best "whois" records has never been more important.