OVH, a French registrar and hosting provider, has been sent a breach notice by ICANN. The registrar had not updated its whois format to be compliant with the 2013 RAA. So for example, a whois lookup on ovh.net currently returns: # local time : Friday, 16-May-2014 15:22:25 CEST # gmt time : Friday, 16-May-2014 13:22:25 GMT # last modify : … [Read more...] about OVH Pulled Up By ICANN Due To Whois Format
ICANN has been sent another letter by the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party. However it still isn't on ICANN's correspondence page - I found it on the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party's site. The letter, which was signed by all 28 members and represents the legal position of all 28 member states of the European Union, is diplomatic, but pretty clear. Short … [Read more...] about Art. 29 Data Protection Working Party To ICANN – Maybe You’re Hard Of Hearing?
AFNIC, in common with a lot of registry operators, maintains a list of members / registrars on its website. It's probably the most complete list you can find.On Friday evening French registrar and hosting provider OVH decided to abuse the database and sent spam to a large number of the AFNIC members. The email, which used scaremongering language, was to push OVH's services on … [Read more...] about OVH Abuse AFNIC Member Database