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Re: [Fwd: Important ICANN Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s)]

  • From: Alexander Harrowell
  • Date: Thu Oct 05 08:26:00 2006
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Are you sure it's genuine? Those WWD domains (especially account for a large fraction of the spam and
phishing attempts I receive.

On 10/5/06, Joe Abley <[email protected]> wrote:
On 4-Oct-2006, at 19:04, Steve Sobol wrote:

> ICANN *does* have a requirement for accurate information in WHOIS and
> while I don't know how strongly the requirement is enforced, they
> *can*
> pull your domain registration if you don't have accurate information.

While I'm not familiar with the precise enforcement mechanisms or
policy, I do know of one ISP who had the delegation for their (.com)
domain name unexpectedly pulled by the registry in response to a
complaint about inaccurate whois information directed at ICANN.

It was painful for the ISP, especially since it happened during the
time that Verisign's sitefinder was live, which caused e-mail to ISP
customers to be hard bounced from Verisign and people looking for
their web page to be presented with a "this domain is not registered"
page instead of a browser error.

It's well worth avoiding, even without the additional sitefinder
complications :-)