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CIB News: Blacknight raises security concern over generic top-level domains

ICANN wants us to retain personal details of customers for two years after their domain lapses, which is far longer than data protection legislation allows

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
2nd March, 2014
Michele Neylon, managing director of Blacknight.

Carlow-based internet hosting provider Blacknight is refusing to sell generic top-level domains (gTLD) due to concerns over Irish and EU law.

The domains, which are new suffixes for websites in lieu of the likes of .ie and .com, can only be provided by providers which sign the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers' (ICANN) 2013 contract.

Blacknight are operating under the 2009 version of the contract. ''The data retention stipulations in the new contract are...

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