ICANN's new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) 2013 introduces new obligations on both registrars and resellers. These new obligations will take effect on Monday 23rd June 2014 and incorporates changes that impact all existing and global top level domains.

What are the new requirements?

RAA 2013 now requires all registrars of record to validate the registrant's postal address and contact email address. This validation process only applies to gTLD domains, and must be completed whenever:

  • a new domain is registered;
  • a domain is transferred into Enet Online Solutions; or
  • an update is made to contact details on a domain.

To comply with these new requirements with minimal impact, Enet Online Solutions has modified its systems and processes to perform the following actions automatically upon the above-mentioned trigger events:

Email address validation: Registrants will be sent an email notice (and subsequent reminder notices, if applicable) requesting they validate their email address by clicking on a link within the message. The contact email address must be validated within 15 days or the domain name is at risk of being suspended.

Postal address validation: Validation will be automatically performed using a third party global address database supplied by Google and a warning will be displayed at the time of entry. If an invalid postal address is submitted, the domain name is at risk of being suspended.

Please read ICANN's Registrants' Benefits and Responsibilities

Thursday, June 19, 2014

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