ICANN, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has enforced a new process for validating domain name contact details.
Under this new process, ICANN will suspend any domain names with invalid or unverified contact details, until all information is correctly updated.
This validation process is part of the Whois Data Reminder Policy (WDRP) – a consensus policy adopted by ICANN which requires domain name registrants to review their contact information and make any necessary amendments on an annual basis.
Under this policy, ICANN requires domain name registrars to send WDRP notices to registrants in order to ensure that Whois records are maintained accurately.
Pepperneck’s Operations and Technology Director, Stefan Potter, comments, “At Pepperneck we provide a comprehensive hosting service to over 220 websites and we ensure all contact details are updated, maintained and validated on a regular basis to meet the ICANN consensus policy.
“This policy is an excellent way to help with the de-cluttering of an increasingly clogged up internet naming system, by helping to filter out any unused or spam websites which fail to update and verify contact information.”
In instances where an individual is unaware of this policy and has found their site to be suspended, up to date information can be submitted by contacting the registrar or reseller of the domain. Following this, it can take up to 72 hours for the site to be verified.
For further information about the ICANN validation policy please read here or alternatively please contact Stefan by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office on 01684 578546.