New ICANN Domain Contact Validation Policy

ICANN Domain Contact Validation affects anyone that currently owns, or plans to register, a gTLD – such as .com, .net, or .org – regardless of the registrar used to register the domain.
It is vital that you complete the validation process as soon as you receive the notice. Domains that do not complete the validation process will be suspended.

According to the new regulations introduced by Internet Corporation of Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) starting on January 1st we are sending Whois validation emails. Whois validation will only be needed for the Registrant contact information for generic TLDs (gTLDs) in the following cases:

– for new registrations;
– for registrant contact information changes on existing domains.

When a new domain is registered, we will immediately send an email to the Registrant email address specified for the domain. The verification email will be also sent if an edit is made to either of the following Registrant contact fields:

Registrant First Name
Registrant Last name
Registrant Email Address

If the Registrant email is changed, the email will be sent to the new email address specified.
If the domain in the URL is different from the one specified above, please contact support to clarify the situation.

IMPORTANT: You must verify the email address by clicking on the link within 15 calendar days after registration. If you do not verify within 15 calendar days, the domain will be suspended, the DNS of the domain name will be changed.

If the domain owner’s contact information is up-to-date, you should not have any trouble receiving and acting upon the domain validation requirements.

The validation request contains a link. You need to click the link and follow the instructions that appear on the webpage. If the verification process is not completed, your domain will be suspended. This means your website and email will not be available until the contact information is validated. For this reason you should be using an email address that is not associated with the domain itself.

If you think your domain was suspended because the validation process was not completed, but you can’t find a verification request, please make sure you are checking the correct domain owner’s email address. If you still can’t find the validation request, contact support so we can help you.

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