Will a new Whois disclosure system satisfy anyone?
On this week’s show, I speak with Marc Trachtenberg, a shareholder with Greenberg Traurig, LLP. Marc represents both brand holders looking to protect their assets online as well as registries and registrars that are sometimes leaned on to help brands. This gives him a unique perspective on policy issues. We start the show talking about ICANN’s so-called Whois Disclosure System and then switch to a discussion about blockchain domains and the coming clash these might have with ICANN, as well as other challenges for blockchain domain initiatives.
Also: a busy UDRP week, Starlink, and a domain downgrade
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tbarrett20523262Tom Barrett says
Erwin Groen says
Awesome episode! Truly fascinating, great insight of the issues ICANN faces in regards to blockchain domain names. Looking forward to hearing Nole from Hey.tx contribute to his views/opinions on his tld extension and Handshake moving forward..
An IP attorney complains about ehois. Boohoo.sorry but if you’re going to invade someone’s privacy you should have to get a court order first. Period.
To say nothing of how open whois is abused by bad guys and marketers. (Honestly not so sure there much difference between those two come to think of it).
NetOperator Wibby says
Marc is super knowledgeable, I learned a bit. I’m glad he acknowledges StoppableDomains’ claims of “there can only be one .wallet” as fallacious. I was beginning to think that wasn’t blatantly obvious to others.