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Haunted by Europe's GDPR, ICANN sharpens wooden stake to finally slay the Whois vampire

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Consumer loses

How, as a consumer, are you now going to check up on a website offering very low prices, but that you havent heard of before ?

I have used Whois MANY times, to discover the " Established UK eTailer" was actually registered last week to someone in Belarus or Shenzhen, with a fake address or post box address that showed up as a curry house on the high street (for example).

I also found one (obviously Chinese), ebay seller listing his address as 1 Canary Wharf; I reported him, but last time I looked, ebay were still allowing him to use the site.

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