Amendments to .LV policy and RRA

Amendments to .LV policy and RRA

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25 May 2018. Like many ccTLD Registries, NIC.LV has prepared changes in our procedures and documentation, in order to comply with the new GDPR legislation.

Your opinion and participation in this process is very important to us! Therefore, we have opened a public comments period from today until 12 April on our proposal. Please send your suggestions to

All amendments to contracts and policies have also been sent to the Ministry of Transport for evaluation.

In summary, NIC.LV proposals are:

1. Changes in domain name registration:

In the future, NIC.LV plans to implement data minimization – when filling out the .lv domain name registration form, only one postal address will be required (instead of two) and no fax number will be required.

2. WHOIS service:

At present, if the domain name holder is a natural person, their name, surname, personal identity number and postal address is not publicly shown. In the future, to ensure GDPR compliance, the holders’ telephone number and e-mail will not be published also. In order to provide some communication channel with the domain names’ holder, NIC.LV will develop an electronic contact form.

The NIC WHOIS policy has been prepared to determine the obligations of the NIC.LV and the WHOIS user, including the allowable use of WHOIS.

3. Policy for acquisition of the right to use domain names under the top level domain .lv:

In order to ensure GDPR compliance and adaption to local regulatory enactments, NIC.LV proposes to change the terminology definitions and procedures.

As this policy is being used for direct registrations, as well as registrations through Registrars, NIC.LV proposes to make a separate document called - the price list and payment policy of NIC.LV, which would apply only to direct registrations.

Information for domain name holders on the processing of their personal data – access, data portability, rectification, deletion, etc. will be included in the updated NIC.LV Privacy policy.

4. Registry-Registrar agreement:

In accordance with GDPR Article 28, the agreement between the Registry and the Registrar will be supplemented by Annex 3 “Personal data processing”, which will define the roles and responsibilities of the Personal Data Controller (NIC.LV) and the Processor (Registrar).

NIC plans to develop new documents:

NIC plans to make amendments to the following: