Adjustment of the WHOIS service in response to the implementation of GDPR

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Adjustment of the WHOIS service in response to the implementation of GDPR


March 29, 2018


In response to the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by the European Union (EU), starting from April 25 of 2018, the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) may make certain necessary masking adjustments to the results of the WHOIS inquiries regarding EU registrants.

EU registrants may contact TWNIC if the registrant wishes to restore the display of its WHOIS information back to the original format. Latest information on TWINIC’s WHOIS service will be made available at https://www.twnic.net.tw/en_blog.php.


2017 Taiwan Wireless Internet Usage Survey Explored the Digital Society Development in Taiwan

The lifestyle of being constantly connected to the Internet has sped up the development of a digital society. To further understand digital society development in Taiwan, the research topic of 2017 Taiwan Wireless Internet Usage Survey was specifically set as “Explore the Relationship between the Usage of Wireless Internet and the Development of Digitalized Society in Taiwan.”

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2017 Taiwan Internet Forum on Internet Trends

Photo from 2017 Taiwan Internet Forum (the left to the right): Sunny Yeung from Telstra in Australia; Philip Tseng, the  Executive Vice President of Far Eastone; Ting-I Chan, the Chairperson of NCC; Kuo-Feng Lin, the Executive Vice President of Chunghwa Telecom; Hiroki Kawabata from JPNIC; Ai-Chin Lu, Vice CEO of TWNIC; and George Kuo, the Services Director of APNIC.

From December 12-15, 2017, the Taiwan Network Information Center (TWNIC) held 2017 Taiwan Internet Forum to discuss Internet trends. This forum was a joint event with 2017 Global IPv6 Summit in Taiwan, 29th TWNIC IP Open Policy Meeting, 2017 TWNOG, 2017 Network Security Seminar, and 2017 Taiwan Youth Internet Forum. Continue reading “2017 Taiwan Internet Forum on Internet Trends”

APNIC 44 in Taichung

One of the most important conferences in the Internet community of the Asia Pacific region, APNIC 44 in Taichung, was taking place from September 7 to 14 in Taichung, Taiwan.

The group photo in the APNIC 44, from the left to the right: Sanjaya, Deputy Director General of APNIC; Ai-Chin Lu, Vice CEO of TWNIC; Paul Wilson, Director General of APNIC; Gaurab Raj Upadhaya, Chair of Executive Council of APNIC; Tan Ho Chen, Minister of MOTC; Chia-Lung Lin, Mayor of Taichung City Government; Long-Song Lin, Chairman of TWNIC; Yau Jr Liu, Director General of Economic Development Bureau of Taichung City Government; and Ching-Teng Hsiao, Consultant of Taichung City Government.

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Certification to BS 10012 Personal Information Management System

Considering the importance of personal information protection regarding the .tw/.台灣 domain name registration and related business, TWNIC introduced the Personal Information Management System (PIMS) to the provision of customer personal information management including collection, processing, and using of domain name registration, training and conference services. Continue reading “Certification to BS 10012 Personal Information Management System”

Taiwan Internet Connectivity Bandwidth Survey Q3 2017

The latest Taiwan Internet Connectivity Bandwidth Survey conducted by the TWNIC revealed that, as of the end of September 2017, the total international bandwidth of Taiwan was 2,236,846 Mbps, an increase of 54,483 Mbps compared with that in the previous quarter. This survey demonstrated that the connectivity bandwidth from Taiwan to foreign countries/regions steadily increased over this period. Continue reading “Taiwan Internet Connectivity Bandwidth Survey Q3 2017”