Domain Name Registrant Contact Verification-Web4africa New Requirement Fresh Deals Alert

Domain Name Registrant Contact Verification-Web4africa New Requirement

Web4Africa is now  an ICANN Accredited Domain Registrar.  Agreement with ICANN includes a requirement for to verify domain name registrant contact information (WHOIS) via telephone or email. currently comply with this requirement by making use of email verification.

Verifying the Registrant’s contact information
ICANN expects us to verify the contact information for the Registrant contact of each gTLD domain name, within 15 days of
  • a domain name being registered with unverified contact details,
  • a domain name being transferred to Web4Africa, or
  • the contact information of the Registrant contact information being modified.
If the domain holder does not verify the contact information within 15 days, we are obligated to suspend the domain name until the verification is completed. This requirement is already in effect - domain names that were registered through Web4Africa before 8th May 2014 are not subject to such verification unless their contact information is modified.
The Registrant contact of a domain name will receive an email notification to verify the email address. This mail will contain a link that the Registrant must click on, to complete the verification, within 15 days.
If the registrant does not complete the verification in the allotted time, web4africa shall modify the name servers of the domain name to stop its resolution and point the domain name to a white-labeled holding page. This page will simply instruct that the domain name has been disabled due to the Registrant information being verified, and instruct the Registrant to contact their service provider to make it active again.     
Once an email address has been verified, then all subsequent registrations, transfers or contact updates that use this email address will not require any verification.
Once a year, web4africa sends out a Whois Data Reminder email to the Registrant of the domain name, in accordance with ICANN guidelines. We shall monitor the delivery status of these emails – if the mail sent to a
registrant email address of a domain name were to bounce back, The compliance team will review the case and take appropriate action against the domain name.

This guideline applies to generic domains like .com, .net, .org, .info, .xyz, .guru etc only. It does not apply to country-code domains like .ng, .uk, .us, .au etc.

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