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DENIC Putting Extensive Changes into Force for .DE Whois Lookup Service by 25
May 2018

Profound Restrictions to Data Access for Third Parties


Dear Sir or Madam,

German ccTLD manager DENIC (.DE) is going to profoundly restrict the nature
and scope of data recorded, processed and made publicly available via its
Whois lookup service (Domain Query) in the context of domain registrations,
under .DE. DENIC thus implements the provisions of the European General
Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) becoming applicable
from 25 May 2018, which regulate the protection of natural persons with
regard to the processing of personal data.

The amendments to the Domain Query that were mainly determined by the
principle of data economy will become effective on 25 May 2018. With the new
solution DENIC is fully prepared to also meet any upcoming legal developments
and interpretations in the future.

Data Recording and Data Output: What's New

The upcoming changes with regard to the recording and publication of
registration data were announced by DENIC already in an earlier press release
1 March 2018 [1].

Next to the contact details of the domain holder, such as name, e-mail and
postal address, as of 25 May 2018, DENIC will only record two additional
e-mail addresses for contact purposes as well as the technical data of the

The two e-mail addresses recorded in addition to the domain holder data will
be non-personalised. They will be under the registrar’s responsibility
and will serve as points of contact for general and technical requests
("General Request") as well as for enquiries or notifications about a possible
unlawful or improper use of the domain ("Abuse"), respectively. Also DENIC
will continue to record such technical data, including name server or DNS
key information, that is needed to establish the functionality of the domain.

In addition to the domain status data ("registered"/"unregistered"), as of 25
May 2018, only the domain’s technical data and the two e-mail addresses
for the specified contact purposes (General Request and Abuse) will be output
via the Domain Query [2]. Those data relating to the technical contact
and zone administrator (Tech-C, Zone-C) as well as to the administrative
contact (Admin-C) previously output here will no longer be recorded and
consequently not displayed anymore.

Specific Conditions to be Met to Be Provided Information on the Domain Holder

Details of the domain holder will no longer be displayed via the Domain Query.

In compliance with its legal obligations, DENIC will provide information
about the domain holder to public authorities acting within the framework of
their public powers (including law enforcement, hazard prevention or seizing
orders). DENIC will also disclose holder data, on the basis of
case-by-case assessments and upon submission of evidence of a legitimate
interest, to such parties who own a right to a name or trademark that may be
violated by the domain, or to such claimants who have obtained an enforceable
title against the domain holder and seek judicial seizure of the domain
holder's claims defined in the domain contract, under civil law. In all other
cases, DENIC will provide no information on the domain holder.

For evaluating the legitimate interest of enquiries and for the subsequent
provision of the relevant data, DENIC will use both automated and
non-automated processes.

DENIC's amended policies as laid down in the DENIC Domain Terms and
Conditions [3] and DENIC Domain Guidelines [4] will be published on the DENIC
website as soon as the new terms and conditions for .DE domain registrations
enter into force on 25 May 2018.


Kind regards

Stefanie Welters
Corporate Communications
DENIC eG | Kaiserstraße 75 - 77 | 60329 Frankfurt am Main | GERMANY
E-Mail: presse AT | Fon: +49 69 27235-274 | Fax: -235

Angaben nach § 25a Absatz 1 GenG:
DENIC eG (Sitz: Frankfurt am Main). Vorstand: Helga Krüger, Martin
Küchenthal, Andreas Musielak, Dr. Jörg Schweiger
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrats: Thomas Keller. Eingetragen unter Nr. 770 im
Genossenschaftsregister, Amtsgericht Frankfurt am Main

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