Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
Preserving Whois and GDPR Readiness
Nearly four weeks have passed since my last blog post that analyzed ICANN’s three proposed GDPR compliant WHOIS models.  Since then MarkMonitor’s domain policy team and our WHOIS data group have been working hard to advocate for the continued preservation of WHOIS registration data as well as to prepare its own database for compliance with the European regulation. These efforts will continue at their current fervor until the EU’s May 25th enforcement deadline approaches and likely, beyond. After participating in several ICANN cross-community multi-stakeholder group calls and face-to-face meetings to discuss the relative merits and shortcomings of the proposed models, on... Read More
Tags: GDPR, ICANN, Whois
Vice President, Global Policy & Industry Development
ICANN60 Recap: A Focus On GDPR, Rights Protection and Compliance
More than 1,900 domain industry experts from around the world attended the ICANN60 Annual General Meeting held in Abu Dhabi, UAE between October 28 and November 4.  Participants addressed topics ranging from human rights to DNS infrastructure, and everything in between. During the seven-day event the MarkMonitor team worked to deepen our partnerships with registries, law enforcement and other industry partners and advocate on behalf of clients for policies that cultivate consumer trust and safety online. We also participated in Internet policy and domain name system regulation discussions. Here are some of the highlights: European General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Among... Read More


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With more than 13 years’ experience in the domain industry, Alison has managed all aspects of Corporate Domain Managem... More