ICANN Verification

New regulations introduced by Internet Corporation of Assigned Names & Numbers (ICANN) starting on January 1st mean you will recieve a Whois validation email from your Registrar. Whois validation will only be needed for the Registrant contact information for generic TLDs (gTLDs) in the following cases:

  • New registrations
  • Registrant contact information changes on existing domains

You can read about ICANN's new policy at - view policy

What is ICANN?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (English: Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, ICANN) is a non-profit responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's unique identifier and its stable operation and safe profit organization.

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What is Whois?

WHOIS (pronounced as the phrase who is) is a query and response protocol that is widely used for querying databases that store the registered users or assignees of an Internet resource, such as a domain name, an IP address block, or an autonomous system, but is also used for a wider range of other information.  Souce Wikipedia

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