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Is WHOIS going to go away?

On Sat, Apr 14, 2018 at 6:46 PM, <bzs at theworld.com> wrote:

> GDPR only has jurisdiction over individuals who are citizens of
> countries which are members of the EU. About 27 countries out of
> almost 200 in this world. And companies which manage that data and are
> also within the EU's jurisdiction.
Try finding a company in this area that does not have a subsidiary in the
EU, acquired an EU company, is based in the EU or has EU resellers.

> But that jurisdiction arises from an individual's EU nation
> citizenship.
> So why not just have a checkmark at domain registration which asks
> whether you believe yourself to be within the EU's jurisdiction and,
> if so, no WHOIS publication for you, or very limited.

For the companies that are subject to GDPR, they have to do this for every
natural person, not only the EU ones.

So this checkmark could in fact be "The registrant is a legal person, not a
natural person".