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Please validate your domain name(s) as soon as possible

by  David Dwyer on  15/01/2014    8144 Reads

They might look like SPAM, but an ICANN email shouldn't be ignored

Have you received this type of email message from your registrar, see bottom of the article?

Inspire normally manage our client's domain names however in some instances clients retained that management themselves. Below is an example of one of those received by one of our clients. 

If so then you should action it immediately. This is not a spam message but is entirely valid as ICANN seek to gain a greater degree of control over the contact information that is stored for each Domain Name registration.

Other domain name registrars have their own format e.g. GoDaddy's is not that dis-similar but ALL domain registrars will require you to validate the Registrant information.

If we come across any examples of this being used by spammers I'll post again on this topic.

Example Email


From: Fasthosts Internet Limited [mailto:[email protected]
Posted At: 15 January 2014 07:27
Posted To: Info
Conversation: Please validate your domain name(s) as soon as possible
Subject: Please validate your domain name(s) as soon as possible
** Please note: failure to complete the process outlined below will lead
to the suspension of your domain name. **
This is the domain validation email we told you about on the 20th
December 2013 (refers to a previous request, normally 26 days prior) regarding domain name contact details requiring validation due to an ICANN amendment to registration agreement. When you registered, transferred or modified the contact information for one or
more of your domain name(s) we require that you validate your new contact information. 
You will have also received this notice if we could not successfully deliver a WHOIS Data Reminder Policy (WDRP) email, or a renewal reminder notice.
If you fail to validate your contact details, the following domain(s) will be suspended in the time frames below.
The following domain names will be suspended in 15 days:
In order to ensure your domain name(s) remain active, you must now click
the following link.
link to external website on (other registrars will have their own link)
Your account with Fasthosts will remain active throughout any suspensions and services will continue to be charged according to your contract. 
For further information, please see the links below:
If your details are incorrect then please log in to your Fasthosts control panel and update. 
Fasthosts Internet Limited


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