As we get closer to GDPR being official more and more reactions and questions come in.
I noticed today that Theo at DomainGang.com is going to block the 28 countries of the EU from accessing his blog.
Someone told me I should do that two weeks ago. I had a couple readers express their desire to ban Europeans from making offers on or buying their domain names.
One reader came from a place of worry and the other a place of rage. The first reader was concerned about having the data of a European who made an offer on his lander.
The second no longer wants Europeans to be able to buy his names or make offers. They believe that Europeans and GDPR are responsible for whois going away and a lot of extra red tape for domainers.
I don’t know if you want to ban a whole continent from purchasing your names, but they have every right to manage their business how they see fit.
To the first reader’s worry, while I am not a lawyer from what I read they are expressing their consent by making an offer so I think they have nothing to worry about.
This infographic from the EU is helpful in at least understanding the basics.
I have to say the business card information that DomainGang published was surprising. Someone pointed out that was a joke post where the first post was not, one of the things about mixing real and fake posts. Good one Theo.
One has to wonder will European domainers get shunned in the industry? The second reader I mentioned asked me if Namepros would support him placing “no Europeans” in his sales threads at Namepros? I don’t have that answer but I don’t think Namepros will fall into that rabbit hole.