ICANN : Validating a registrant’s email address

ICANN : Validating a registrant’s email address


  • Effective immediately, the registrant contact email needs to be validated upon the purchase or transfer of a domain name, or if the registrant’s first name, last name or email address have been modified. OpenSRS sends an email that, like our other features, has white label/branding capabilities. 
  • Reminder emails will be re-sent on days 5, 10 and 13 within the 15-day validation window; messages on days 10 and 13 of this process are sent to the Admin, Tech and Billing contacts as well. These reminders can be disabled.   
  • The same process takes place if a WHOIS Data Reminder Policy (WDRP) notice, 30 day expiration notice or 5 day expiration notice bounce. It’s therefore crucial to ensure the WHOIS data your customer provides is correct. 
  • Failing to receive a response within 15 days requires us to suspend the name. As a result, the name will be placed on ClientHold, rendering the domain name inactive. 
  • This process applies to all gTLDs. There is no impact to existing names as long as they are not modified, and WDRP/expiration notices do not bounce.

As a result of these changes, we have introduced a number of features:

  • White label/branding capabilities for all registrant validation and reminder emails;
  • The ability to resend validation e-mails through the control panel and API (resend_registrant_verification_email);
  • Additional information within a new API call regarding a name’s validation status (get_registrant_verification_status);
  • The ability to filter names by validation status in the new control panel;
  • The ability to send optional reminder e-mails 5, 10 and 13 days after the validation process is triggered.


Important: Increased data validation

The 2013 RAA requires registrars to ensure email addresses, postal addresses and phone numbers are formatted properly as per specific RFCs and ITU specifications. As a result, please ensure contact data sent is valid (for example, phone numbers formatted properly and postal/zip codes corresponding to the correct country) in order to avoid any ordering issues.

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What is ICANN?

ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) is a non-profit organization responsible for managing and coordinating the unique identifiers of the internet. It plays a crucial role in ensuring the stable and secure operation of the internet’s global domain name system (DNS) and IP address allocation.

Here are some key points about ICANN:

  1. Domain Name System (DNS) Management: ICANN oversees the domain name system, which is responsible for translating human-readable domain names (such as example.com) into IP addresses that computers use to identify each other on the internet.
  2. IP Address Allocation: ICANN coordinates the allocation of IP addresses and manages the Internet Protocol (IP) address space, ensuring that IP addresses are assigned and used efficiently.
  3. Top-Level Domain (TLD) Management: ICANN is responsible for the management of generic top-level domains (gTLDs) like .com, .org, and country-code top-level domains (ccTLDs) like .us, .uk, delegated by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).
  4. Policy Development: ICANN facilitates the development of internet policies through a multi-stakeholder model that includes input from governments, businesses, technical experts, civil society, and individual internet users.
  5. Accreditation and Oversight: ICANN accredits domain name registrars and oversees their compliance with established rules and regulations, ensuring a fair and competitive marketplace for domain name registration services.
  6. Internet Governance: ICANN plays a significant role in global internet governance discussions and collaborates with other organizations and stakeholders to address emerging issues and promote the continued growth and evolution of the internet.

By managing critical internet infrastructure and fostering a multi-stakeholder approach, ICANN aims to maintain the global interoperability, stability, and security of the internet. It works to ensure that domain names and IP addresses are allocated fairly, policies are developed transparently, and the internet remains accessible and reliable for users worldwide.


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Domain Names General FAQ

You can manage your domain names via the FASTDOT Client Area. Once you have logged in, click on My Domains > Managed Domains.
The FASTDOT name server are:

You can view your domain expiry date within the Client Area. Click on My Domains > Manage Domains. You will see a list of your current domains along with their next due date.
By default we will renew your domain name automatically. Alternatively, you can manually renew your domain name in your Client Area
If your domain name has already expired, just contact us via the helpdesk to renew it. If your domain name is not renewed quickly it may be come available and be registered by another party.
By default, we will renew your domain name automatically. If you wish to manage your domain name renewals manually you can disable automatic renewal by logging in to the Client Area and then:Select “Domains” and then “My Domains” from the top navigation bar. Select the “Manage Domain” button to the right of the domain name you would like to view or modify. Click on the “Auto Renew” tab. Ensure that “Auto Renewal Status” has been set to “Disabled”.Please note: by disabling automatic renewal, you are assuming responsibility to renew your domain name. Failure to renew your domain name before its expiry date will cause it to stop working.
Login to your Client Area using the username and password issued with your Welcome Email you received at sign up.Once logged in, select “Domains” and then “My Domains” from the top navigation bar. Select the “Manage Domain” button to the right of the domain name you would like to view or modify. Click on the “Registrar Lock” tab. Ensure that “Registrar Lock Status” has been set to “Disabled”. If the current status is set to “Enabled” then please click on “Disable Registrar Lock”. Select the “Namesevers” tab, then on the following screen to modify the current nameserver settings. Select the “Change Nameservers” button to confirm your new nameserver settings.
You can manage your domain names public WHOIS contact information by logging into your FASTDOT Client Area:Select “Domains” and then “My Domains”. Click on the “Manage Domain” button for the domain you wish to manage. Click on the “Registrar Lock” tab. Ensure that “Registrar Lock Status” has been set to “Disabled”. If the current status is set to “Enabled” then please click on “Disable Registrar Lock”. On the same screen select “Management Tools” and then “Contact Information”. From here you can update the domain name with pertinent contact details for your website including details for the registrant, admin, tech & billing identities. Select the “Save Changes” button to confirm the new contact details.
.au Domain Administration Ltd (.auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space. They are responsible for developing and implementing domain name policy, accrediting and licensing domain registrars, implementing consumer safeguards and facilitating the .au Dispute Resolution Policy. Learn more.
WHOIS is a tool used to search the domain registry databases for information about a domain name. This tool can be used to obtain information such as the domain’s expiry date, owner and name server information.
Domain Names are used to establish a unique identity. Organizations and individuals can choose a domain name that corresponds to their name, helping Internet users to reach them easily.An important function of a domain name is to provide easily recognizable and memorizable names to numerically addressed Internet resources.