LOS ANGELES – 18 December 2017 –The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) today published a memo from the Hamilton law firm, which provides responses to questions raised by the community regarding generic top-level domain name (gTLD) registration directory services & the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This memo is the second in a series [PDF, 253 KB] of memoranda that will address these matters. Read the memo here [PDF, 577 KB].
ICANN’s mission is to help ensure a stable, secure & unified intercontinental Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the globe.