How do I validate my domain names?
When you register a new domain or update any of your existing domains with new contact information, under the ICANN WDRP (Whois Data Reminder Policy) a verification email will be sent to the registrant email address you provide. Please note that it is very important that you respond to this verification email.
If this email is not responded to within 15 days of being sent, the domain will be suspended and placed on hold (See Below), affecting all associated services.
Although this is reversible, it may take up to 72 hours to re-activate your domain.
These policies are mandated by ICANN and implemented directly by the registrar of record for the domain. We cannot intervene and hence cannot be held responsible for your failure to comply with these new ICANN requirements.
NOTE: This only applies to ICANN gTLDs (e.g., .com, .net & .org)
What should I do if my domain is suspended?
If your domain name is suspended, you may log into your DMA and correct your domain name contact records. When you have fully completed the details, type the domain in the browser and you should see a Domain Suspension message (see below). Use the ...
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What if I do not receive any validation emails?
If you don't receive the validation email, it is likely that the email has either been sent to the spam/bulk folder, the email address may not be accurate or your ISP may have it blocked and not deliver. Please check the information you have on file ...
ICANN Policy Details
Please refer to the links provided for details about ICANN rules and policies regarding WHOIS accuracy maintenance. ICANN WDRP (Whois Data Reminder Policy) http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/consensus-policies/wdrp/faqs ICANN Registrant ...
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