[Fwd: Important ICANN Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s)]

Joe Abley jabley at ca.afilias.info
Thu Oct 5 12:13:06 UTC 2006

On 4-Oct-2006, at 19:04, Steve Sobol wrote:

> ICANN *does* have a requirement for accurate information in WHOIS and
> while I don't know how strongly the requirement is enforced, they  
> *can*
> pull your domain registration if you don't have accurate information.

While I'm not familiar with the precise enforcement mechanisms or  
policy, I do know of one ISP who had the delegation for their (.com)  
domain name unexpectedly pulled by the registry in response to a  
complaint about inaccurate whois information directed at ICANN.

It was painful for the ISP, especially since it happened during the  
time that Verisign's sitefinder was live, which caused e-mail to ISP  
customers to be hard bounced from Verisign and people looking for  
their web page to be presented with a "this domain is not registered"  
page instead of a browser error.

It's well worth avoiding, even without the additional sitefinder  
complications :-)


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