ICANN Registrar Accreditation Information
As of December 2013, there are new regulations and procedures for ICANN's Registrar Accreditation Agreement.
Validating Registrant Email Addresses
Starting in January 2014, the registrant contact will need to be validated upon purchasing or transferring a domain name or if the registrant's first or last name has been modified. If any of these situations are accurate, our registrar, OpenSRS, will send an email requiring an affirmative response from the registrant. If they fail to receive an affirmative response from the registrant within 15 days, the name will be suspended. This means the domain (and any related services) will be offline. This process will not be initiated if a registrant has already validated their contact information.
Validating WHOIS Data
The same validation process will occur if a WHOIS Data Reminder Policy (WDRP) notice, 30-day or 5-day expiration notice bounces. It is essential to ensure the WHOIS data that you provide for your domain is correct.
ICANN Website Requirements
ICANN now requires that we list the following new pieces of information on your website:
We hope these changes in ICANN policy will not affect the ease with which you can order domain registrations or transfers.