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  • ICANN Whois verifications getting out of hand

    1. BY - Oct 27, 2005
    2. Policy & Law
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    Tired of getting notices from your registrars that you need to verify your Whois data per ICANN requirements? I know I am. What I don’t understand is why registrars send out an individual e-mail notice for each and every domain you hold with them. Can’t they send out one message for all domains that have the same Whois information?

    One of my worries about these Whois update notices is that they’ll be used for phishing attacks in the future. These messages do not require a response, but I can see a scammer sending e-mails that say “if you do not log into your account through this link and verify your Whois information within 48 hours, your domain will be deleted”.

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