Blocking could lead to website suspensions.
Beginning January 1st domain name registrars are required by the new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) to verify contact details for registrants.
Most registrars do this by sending an email to domain registrants and asking them to click a link in the email. For the registrant fails to do this, their domain names can be suspended.
This has resulted in at least one high profile website being suspended, and more will certainly meet this fate.
Now it appears many of these verification emails are being blocked by major email services.
eNom just sent a notice to its resellers stating that a who’s who of email providers — AOL, Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail — are blocking verification emails that eNom is sending on behalf of resellers.
It’s going to fix this problem by sending verification notices directly to registrants using an eNom email address.
This is another example of how this ill-conceived verification requirement can ensnare legitimate domain registrants.