Sports site suspended because someone didn’t click on a confirmation email.
It’s not exactly Amazon.com, but a website belonging to a large company has been suspended thanks to a whois verification snafu.
Fixtures365.com, a sports betting site, has been suspended because the owner did not respond to a verification email.
As of January 1, domain name registrars operating under the 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement must suspend sites when they cannot verify the registrant’s contact details. Most registrars send a confirmation email to customers. Customers then have to click a link in the email or take some other type of action to confirm receipt.
While Fixtures365.com might not be a household name to many people, its ownership chain goes up to media company British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB).
It was only a matter of time before an operating site was going to be ensnared by this provision of the 2013 RAA.
Here’s what you see right now if you visit Fixtures365.com (update: they apparently “clicked the link,” as the site is now back up):