[AfrICANN-discuss] Fwd: [AfriSIG-Alumni] New ICANN WHOIS Privacy/GDPR guidelines and .Africa

Mark Elkins mje at posix.co.za
Sat Mar 30 08:58:11 UTC 2019

I don't think you need WHOIS privacy protection for dotAfrica domain. 
Why? - look at the output of a whois for my own posix.africa..

I've removed Redacted and some other noise lines.

Domain Name: posix.africa
Registry Domain ID: DOM_9E6-AFRICA
Registrar WHOIS Server: http://gateway-whois.dns.net.za/
Registrar URL: https://dns.business
Updated Date: 2018-08-20T21:17:42Z
Creation Date: 2017-12-12T11:21:19Z
Registry Expiry Date: 2019-12-12T11:21:19Z
Registrar Registration Expiration Date: 2019-12-12T11:21:19Z
Registrar: DNS Africa
Registrar IANA ID: 2287
Registrar Abuse Contact Email: abuse at dns.business
Registrar Abuse Contact Phone: +27.115682800
Domain Status: clientTransferProhibited 
Domain Status: ok https://icann.org/epp#ok
Registrant Organization: Posix Systems (Pty) Ltd
Registrant State/Province: Gauteng
Registrant Country: ZA
Name Server: control.vweb.co.za
Name Server: secdns1.posix.co.za
Name Server: secdns2.posix.co.za
DNSSEC: signedDelegation
 >>> Last update of WHOIS database: 2019-03-30T08:36:27Z <<<

What is displayed is Nameservers, the Registrant Organisation and 
location of the organisation. If that's too much for you - then ask your 
Registrar or reseller to put in their information for those fields. As 
long as its your name and e-mail address as Registrant - the domain is 
under your control.

What I see for alex.africa is:-
Registrant Organization: N A
Registrant State/Province: South Africa
Registrant Country: ZA

... and even there I have a feeling alex.africa is not in South Africa?

On 2019/03/29 16:06, Arsène Tungali wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> On this list, i am sure people will be willing to help answer your 
> question.
> @all: please do help out here especially folks from .africa.
> Regards,
> Arsene
> Sent from my iPhone
> Begin forwarded message:
>> *From:* Alex Comninos <hello at alex.africa <mailto:hello at alex.africa>>
>> *Date:* 29 March 2019 at 15:16:07 CAT
>> *To:* AfriSIG-Alumni <afrisig-alumni at lists.apc.org 
>> <mailto:afrisig-alumni at lists.apc.org>>
>> *Subject:* *[AfriSIG-Alumni] New ICANN WHOIS Privacy/GDPR guidelines 
>> and .Africa*
>> *Reply-To:* African School on Internet Governance Alumni list 
>> <afrisig-alumni at lists.apc.org <mailto:afrisig-alumni at lists.apc.org>>
>> Dear All,
>> I was curious about how ICANN’s new privacy/GDPR guidelines are 
>> filtering down to .Africa?
>> I am renewing domains (.Africas), and decided I don’t want to or need 
>> to buy WHOIS privacy protection.
>> Am I safe in this assumption?
>> Are there any ICANN wonks who can advise?
>> I am referring to the following specs:
>> https://www.icann.org/en/system/files/files/advisory-statement-gtld-registration-data-specs-17may18-en.pdf
>> https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/gtld-registration-data-specs-en
>> Best,
>> Alex
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Mark James ELKINS  -  Posix Systems - (South) Africa
mje at posix.co.za       Tel: +27.128070590  Cell: +27.826010496
For fast, reliable, low cost Internet in ZA: https://ftth.posix.co.za

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