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New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission Wins Appeal in Lawsuit Against Domain Tools

Posted on the 19 July 2019 by Worldwide @thedomains

Domain Tools lost a case against New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission (DNC). The issue is over Domain Tools publishing personal data of .nz registrants.

Reseller.co.nz wrote:

New Zealand’s Domain Name Commission (DNC) has had its injunction blocking a US company from “scraping” details of domain owners upheld by a higher court.

The US Court of Appeals’ decision prevents DomainTools from breaching .nz domain names owners’ privacy and publishing their personal details, the DNC said today.

The win is important not just to .nz domain name holders and their privacy but also for managers of other countries domain name systems who might consider starting legal action against DomainTools and similar companies where terms of use are breached.

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