The European Union is currently working on laws that would make it illegal for everybody to register domains before going through an identification process. This new law would apply to all the individuals living in Europe.
How Does the Domain Registration Usually Work?
In order to get a domain name, you have to register the name you want with ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers). ICANN is a non-profit organization in charge of coordinating the upkeep and operations of several databases related to the Internet’s namespaces and numerical spaces, making sure the network is functioning securely and stably.
As soon as a domain name is registered on the internet, the users’ personal information such as name, physical & email addresses, and mobile number will be collected by a registrar.
Nevertheless, the accuracy of the registered information is not being confirmed, and it may contain erroneous data.
At the moment, the users who want to register a domain name only have to provide information such as a mobile number and a name. However, there is no verification in order to confirm or refute the new domain ownership.
With the new EU instruction, registrants of new domains will be