Registrars and ICANN still discussing how to handle transfers after GDPR.
As domain name registrars and registries start masking email addresses in Whois to comply with GDPR, the domain name transfer process as we know it will break. The current owner’s email address is required to comply with the current ICANN process.
No email, no transfer*. At least not a compliant one.
Registrars are obviously worried about this. A big part of their business is convincing people to transfer domain names to them. So they came up with a proposal for how to handle transfers without email addresses. They have since modified the proposal so that an affirmative approval by the existing registrant is no longer required. Here’s the proposal in a nutshell: Click here to continue reading…