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Dark Time For Data: Get Ready For WHOIS Blackout

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 11:45 AM EDT) -- What do you do when you want to look up the owner of a domain name? You probably perform a "WHOIS search" to find out the owner's name and contact information. The WHOIS system, which makes certain domain registration data publicly available, is an invaluable research tool for trademark owners and their lawyers, as well as cybersecurity professionals and law enforcement. But the system as we know it is about to change — and likely forever.

Because of personal data privacy regulations passed by the European...
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