ICANN Files Suit Against German Domain Registrar Over 'Whois'

A fight over private information and the Internet's domain name system is heading to a German court, in a proxy battle between European legislators and American intellectual property lawyers. On the same day that new European GDPR privacy legislation took effect, DNS overseer and U.S. corporation ICANN filed a lawsuit against German domain registrar EPGA in Bonn, asking that it be forced to keep gathering private information on people who buy web addresses.