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Important: New ICANN Policy Regarding Contact Data

Friday, February 28th, 2014

This notice applies to anyone who has a domain registration through LuxSci or any other domain registrar.  If you have your own domain, please read this post in its entirety, as it contains important information which failing to understand can cause your domain names to cease functioning.

ICANN, the governing authority over domain registrars has implemented a new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (a.k.a “the 2013 RAA”).

The 2013 RAA contains a new provision called the “Whois Accuracy Data Specification“, and it implements a requirement for email verification of all “unverified” contact data used in domain name registrations.

WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU

It means that you will now have to verify your email address when:

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