Knowledgebase: All about domains
Mandatory Domain Name Verification
Posted by Roy Petersen on Apr-18-2014 08:17 AM
On registering, transferring and most other changes that are made to domain name registration information, a verification email (see below) will be sent to the email address the domain is registered to in order to verify it's accuracy. It is now mandatory to follow that link and verify the registration information is correct. Failure to do so will cause the domain to be suspended by the governing body, taking your domain off line until it's corrected. Don't ignore the email, it's very important!
Below is what it will look like. Pay careful attention to the link provided, to be sure it's not a trick from someone trying to fool you into transferring anything. As with any such issue, feel free to contact us for verification of any such emails.
 
== start verification email ==
As of January 1, 2014, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has mandated that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the 
WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Registrant contact modifications.
 
The following change has been made to the Registrant contact information for one or more of your domains and requires verification: 
 
Name <your name>
Address <your address>
Address < > 
City <your city>
State Province <your state>
Postal Code <your zip code>
Country <your country>
Email Address <your email>
Please click the link below to verify the Registrant email address. You have until <end date, within 14 days of the change> to verify this email address. After this date, 
the domain(s) associated with this Registrant contact will be suspended until the email address is verified. 
Click here to verify your email address[Links to http://raa.name-services.com/raaverification/verification.aspx?VerificationCode=<verification code would be here>]
== end verification email ==