ICANN, the governing body for top level domain names, have introduced a
requirement to validate registered domain owners contact details on a regular basis.
Validation will take the form of an email to the address that you supplied for the
registered owner at the time you, or your
agents, registered the domain.
The important change to take place is that, if the email sent for verification or
any renewal notice bounces, the domain name will be immediately be suspended and
placed on 'client hold'. This means that your domain services will no longer
To avoid disruption to your web services, please check that at least the email
address contact details registered for your domains are accurate. Additionally, make
sure that emails from your registrar are not being filtered by any spam controls.
If your domain is suspended, you should contact your domain registrar and update
your contact details to provide a valid email address. Normally, a validation email
will be sent so that suspension may be lifted. How this works in practice will vary
from one registrar to another.
Please contact me if you are not familiar with your domain's registration and
require assistance with updating your contact details.
For more information see:
WDRP (Whois Data Reminder Policy)
Registrant Rights Educational
Registrants' Benefits and Responsibilities