Google’s domain name registry is showing limited data for Whois records.
We’re just weeks away from domain name registrars and registries beginning to obscure Whois records to comply with their interpretation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). One major ICANN-regulated registry has already changed the Whois records it displays on thick Whois records: Google.
Sometime last month, the registry began showing only information that probably isn’t deemed personal: State, Country, and Organization Name.
Here’s an example from a .app domain I just registered:
Note how limited this record is. If I registered this domain under my personal name the only data related to me is the state and country.
There’s no email address and no way for people to contact me about this domain name.
Google has not yet truncated Whois records at its registrar.