What is WHOIS Privacy and why do domain owners need it?

In short, if you own a domain name, you can benefit from WHOIS Privacy. But let’s unpack this for a moment. The world of the internet unlocks many benefits for companies and individuals alike. With it you can work faster, more seamlessly and efficiently, and with a strong online presence it is possible to take your company as far as London and Japan. If you know how to use the internet effectively, the world is most definitely your oyster. In the process, however, you also expose yourself to the threats of the World Wide Web. Cyber security is something that every single one of us using the internet is vulnerable to. That is why companies are installing things like anti-virus software and SSL certificates on their website to protect their customers from any potential [...]

How does the GDPR affect domain registrars & resellers in South Africa?

How does the GDPR affect domain registrars & resellers in South Africa? The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), also referred to as the EU Regulation 2016/679, is an internet data privacy regulation aimed at protecting personal data of individuals in the European Economic Area. All companies that supply a service to anyone that resides in the EU, needs to be GDPR-compliant by 25 May 2018. In essence GDPR addresses how companies are collecting, storing and protecting the data they obtain from people in the EU. It gives customers control over their data in the following ways: • Customers need to give companies consent to obtain data, and companies are required to disclose what the information will be used for. • Customers can request to be [...]