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Domain verification policy

Due to ICANN's Transfer Policy, any change made to the registrant's name, organization, or email address will put the domain in a 60-day transfer lock; it will also trigger notification emails that are sent to the old and new registrant notifying them of the change.

Any Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD) New Registrations or Contact Modifications (WHOIS update for First Name, Last Name, Email Address, aka "Contact info") must be verified by the Registrant. This is a policy created by ICANN, not pdHosting.

Who is ICANN?

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is a nonprofit organization that coordinates the Internet's global domain name system. ICANN requires that pdHosting implement this verification policy in order to remain in compliance. You can read more about ICANN at the following link: ICANN

Why do I have to do this?

This is the largest set of changes that are included in the RAA policy as required by ICANN. All registrars who have signed the latest RAA agreement are required to do this.

What is a gTLD (Generic Top-Level Domains)?

A top level domain is exactly what it sounds like: a type of domain name which is at the top level of the internet’s domain name system.

The Top-level Domain or TLD is the term used to describe the suffix at the end of a domain name. Some examples of top-level domains are:
– .com,
– .net,
– .org.
– .edu

There are 1,500 possible TLDs according to ICANN.

- Generic Top Level Domain (gTLD)

Receiving the email confirmation

When you change your WHOIS information, two or more emails are sent to you notifying you of this change.

The verification email will come from [email protected] or [email protected] with the following subject:

- IMPORTANT! Verify your contact information for [ your domain name].

If the Registrant email is changed, the email will be sent to the new email address specified. Usually, it takes several minutes for the email to be delivered. Please make sure to check your Spam/Junk folders as well.

The email will contain a link you need to click on to verify your contact information.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

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