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GDPR Changes for .UK

On 22nd May 2018 several changes will be made to existing rules and policies to ensure compliance with GDPR.  In brief these changes are:

  • ​The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. Like many organisations, we are making changes to comply with the new GDPR legislation across all areas of the business. We will be implementing the following changes on 22nd May 2018
  • The .UK WHOIS will no longer display the registrant’s name or address, unless they have given permission to do so – all other data shown in the current .UK WHOIS will remain the same.
  • For registrants who wish for their data to be published in the WHOIS, we will provide appropriate mechanisms to allow them to give their explicit consent.
  • The standard Searchable WHOIS will continue to be available, but will only include name and contact details where registrants have consented for their data to be published in the WHOIS to ensure GDPR compliance.
  • An enhanced version of our Searchable WHOIS service will be made available free of charge to specific LEA’s. Those users will have access to the names and addresses we hold.
  • The Privacy Services Framework will be discontinued
  • The rules for 2nd level registrations will be aligned with the third level rules. Address for service will no longer be required and PO Boxes will be accepted as valid address types.

Detailed information and technical specifications about the changes can be found in the GDPR Changes section.