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If you've registered a domain with Hostwinds, you may get an email from firstname.lastname@example.org to verify your domain name registration. You must reply to this email and keep your contact information updated with us. If you've received an email that reads:
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You must click the link in that email. ICANN's official documentation requires that the following information be accurate:
If you registered your domain with Hostwinds, this information might be updated here.
ICANN, the organization in charge of domain names, ICANN may replace your website with a page that looks like this:
ICANN Verification page
If your domain's information is not verified within 14 days after being newly registered, you may face downtime.
If the domain was registered previously, but the information appears outdated, you will have 7 days to verify the domain.
If you've changed your email address, first name, or last name on file with us, ICANN will send a verification email to ensure that this is correct.
While losing access to your site and seeing this instead may be frustrating, it is possible to recover your site.
The email that you receive should look similar to the following:
Subject: IMMEDIATE VERIFICATION required for [yourdomain.com]
As of January 1, 2014, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has mandated that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Registrant contact modifications.
The following Registrant contact information for one or more of your domains has not yet been verified:
[google map link]
Please click the link below to verify the Registrant email address. You have a 15-day window from the time of the contact change to verify the email address. After 15 days, the domain(s) associated with this Registrant contact will be suspended until the e-mail address is verified.
By verifying your email address, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to the Registration Agreement
Click here to verify your email address
If the above link does not work, please copy-and-paste the following URL into an open web browser to complete the verification process:
Once you click the link, your email address will be instantly verified and there is nothing further for you to do on the following domains:
Please note it may take up to 24-48 hours for your site to be successfully verified.
If you have any further questions or concerns about this, we are always available to answer questions.
Written by Hostwinds Team / September 23, 2019