Important ICANN Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s)

One of my customers received this notice from ICANN and had some questions. Read the email from GoDaddy, his question, and my response below.

Email from GoDaddy/ICANN

Sent: Saturday, September 29, 2007 9:18 PM
Subject: Important ICANN Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s)

Important ICANN Notice Regarding Your Domain Name(s)

Dear Name,

It’s that time of year again. ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned
Names and Numbers) annually requires that all accredited registrars (like Go
Daddy) ask their domain administrators/registrants to review domain name
contact data, and make any changes necessary to ensure accuracy.

To review/update your contact data, simply:
+ Go to
+ Click on the “ICANN Domain Confirmation” icon at the top of the page
+ You will be taken to a landing page and asked to enter your Domain
+ Enter your key and click “Go.”

Next, simply review the contact information for each domain name. To make a
correction, log in to “My Account” with your customer number or log in name
and password. Click “Manage Domains,” select the domain to update, then
click “Contact.” If you find that your domain contact data is accurate,
there’s no need to take action.

If, however, your domain contact information is inaccurate, you must correct
it. (Under ICANN rules and the terms of your registration agreement,
providing false contact information can be grounds for domain name
cancellation.) To review the ICANN policy, visit:

Should you have any questions, please email us at
or call our customer support line at (480) 505-8877.

Thanks for your attention and thank you for being a customer.

Sincerely, Domain Support

If you are the domain administrator of more than one domain
account, you may receive this notice multiple times.

The Question

Hi Keeton,

Is this something I should worry about or just a clever marketing thing?



My Response

Hi Name,

This is not clever marketing – ICANN is actually an official organization that regulates domains. All they are asking you to do is log into your account and make sure your contact details are up to date. If they haven’t changed since last year, no updates will be needed.

Hope that helps,


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