Knowledgebase: Openhost Domains
I have been contacted to verify my domain contacts on my .com domain
Posted by Tim Botherway on 19 July 2019 02:30 PM

For international domains like .com, as part of the agreement of ICANN (governing body) terms of service you are required once a year to verify that the domain contacts on the domain are up to date.

https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/contact-verification-2013-05-03-en

 

What is required?

These emails may appear suspicious, but they are perfectly valid emails for you to receive as a registrant contact.  You must simply follow the links presented in the email and complete the steps to verify the contact details. 



What happens if I don’t verify the domain?

Your domain will be suspended from the governing body ICANN.  There is no way to get around this, and we have no power to overrule this.  You must follow the ICANN process to ensure your domain remains online.

 

A common sign of your domain being suspended by ICANN is that your domain nameservers will be set to “ztomy”

 

Does this happen with .nz domains?

No, the governing body InternetNZ does not force this on the .nz namespace. This is one of the reasons we recommend using a .nz domain for local business as it comes with less regulations.

 

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