General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is the major change domain name industry is going through in the year 2018, the same has been predicted by several domain name industry specialists at the end of 2017 itself.
I have just tried to search the who is details of OUR.in , I have realised i couldn’t find the personal details of the owner. Out of curiosity, I have tried who is search for several other domain names and I could see the similar results. I have shared the screenshot from INregistry who is for your reference too.
If this is going to be permanent, it’s looking to be a great news for all privacy activists who are fighting of their rights to protect their personal information from spammers.
Are you experiencing the same change as me? If so, kindly leave your comment here.
1) Those who does outbound marketing to sell their domain names will be impacted in a huge way, they need to change their strategy of doing business
2) Domain name investors likely to be contacted directly by the potential buyers, now this regulation make it difficult for them.. perhaps not a great news for domain name investors as of now :(. Still in early stages, likely things will evolve further to mature and there will be an option to opt-in and opt-out
3) Those spammers who collect the who is addresses of new registrants to sell their products and services will be hit hard now .. they need to find a legitimate marketing techniques to sell their products or services
4) Domain name market places and parking platforms likely to attract more domain name listings , so good news for market places
Any other impacts you predict if this privacy settings are enabled by default for all .IN domain names.
Starting yesterday domain names transfer process has changed. If the domain name transfer request is submitted to a registrar like godaddy or dynadoat or uniregistry , the domain name transfer will be initiated straight away without asking for the approval of the owner. Offcourse, the auth code (secret code) should be accurate , it is important to note domain theft chances are likely to increase with this.
So strong recommendation is make sure your domain names are locked safely and ensure the auth codes are not shared with anyone else..