Release of data about previous registrations

Release of data about previous registrations

This page outlines DK Hostmaster’s requirements for releasing information about previous registrations of .dk domain names and what you need to be aware of when you request this information.

If you are a former registrant of the domain name

If you require information on a domain name previously owned by you (for example, the period during which you had right of use), you may request information about your own previous registration by sending an e-mail to oplysninger@dk-hostmaster.dk.

It is important that your request clearly states:

  • Who you are
  • The information you need

Please note that if you are a private individual, we are not permitted to release information that is more than five years old.

If you need information on the previous registrations of others

If you require access to the name, address and company registration number of the former registrant(s), agent or payer of a domain name, you may send your request by e-mail to oplysninger@dk-hostmaster.dk.

You must include the following in your request:

  • Who wants the details
  • How the data will be used
  • An explanation for, and documentation of, your legal interest in release of the data

After we receive your request, we assess whether you have a legal interest in release of the data. Based on our assessment, we decide whether we can release the information to you and, if so, which information we are able to release.

In the case of personal data, you should be aware that DK Hostmaster is not able to release information that is more than five years old.

Appeal procedures

If we decide against releasing the requested historical data, and if you require the information for clarification purposes in connection with a current court case, you may apply for a discovery order against DK Hostmaster with a view to gaining access to the information. If you require the information to make a decision on who to sue, you may apply for a discovery order according to Section 299 and Section 343 (1) of the Danish Administration of Justice Act. These sections contain the authority, according to current legal practice, to obtain a court order for release of data from a third party, even if said data are not required in connection with a pending court case.

If you are not satisfied with DK Hostmaster’s decision, you may appeal.

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