ICANN (the governing body for top level domain names – eg. .com, .info, .biz, etc.) have introduced changes to domain registration agreements. This change affects all domain name owners because the domain name contact details supplied will now require validation.
This change begins on 1st January 2014 when ICANN will enforce a new process of validating domain name contact details. Domain names with invalid contact details will be suspended with a status of “ClientHold” until these details have been updated and verified.
All domain names are required to have accurate contact information associated with them as per the domain registration agreement. This information is collected when we register a domain name for you. Domain owners that do not want this information to be publicly available can add Domain Privacy to their domain name. Please contact us for further details.
Your contact details must be accurate, even if you are using domain privacy to hide your details on a whois search.
How does validation work?
An email will be sent to the Registrant contact of a domain name containing a link to validate your email address. Either you or we will simply confirm that your details are correct and that you understand the domain registration agreement by clicking the link within the email.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.