Registrant Agreement and Email Verification
Posted by Garrett Saundry, Last modified by Garrett Saundry on 01/15/21 09:48 AM
The ICANN Registrar Agreement contains certain requirements that must be fulfilled before a domain Registration can take place.
The agreement is applicable to all Top Level domain registrations (i.e. all domain names, with the exception of country-code related domains, such as .CA)
Registrars must enter into an Agreement with all Registered Name Holders
This Agreement can be entered into via the purchase/registration process on our
Registrars must verify the email address of the Registered Name Holder, as well as Account Owner.
All Registered Name Holders as well as Account Owners email addresses must be verified as being correct and functional. This is accomplished by sending an email to each
Registrant Contact Information Upkeep
The ICANN Registrar Agreement contains a requirement regarding the maintaining of accurate Registered Name Holder Information.
The ICANN Registrants' Benefits and Responsibilities also
Registrants are also required to keep this information current and correct on an ongoing basis.
Registrars (such as Webnames.ca) must re-verify Registrant email addresses should the email address ever be updated or otherwise changed. Therefore, the following steps and actions are required upon the update of either Account or Registrant email address
Registrars are required to act, should it be learned that Registrant contact information is no longer correct.
Registrars can become aware of incorrect contact information via a number of methods, which include, but are not limited to, email notification bounces (e.g. a domain or service renewal notice sent to the Account Owner or Registrant from Webnames.ca is returned as non-deliverable) and WHOIS accuracy complaints
In either of the above scenarios, our actions include sending email verification emails and/or placing phone calls to the Registrant all in an effort to obtain and otherwise verify the contact information of the Registrant.
In the case of Webnames needing to disrupt the domain name, it will be forwarded to a purpose-specific parking page.
The functionality of the domain can be restored by either: