ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) look after all domain name registrations.
Make sure you confirm any of your Domain names if you get a e-mail from them asking you to confirm your details. If not they can suspend your domain freezing your website(s) and e-mail. You may also get a suspension page on your website(s)
As of January 1, 2014 the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will mandate that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the Registrant WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Registrant contact modifications.
Frequently asked questions
Why was my domain suspended?
ICANN requires that the domain registrant’s contact information or changes to the registrant’s WHOIS information be verified within 15 calendar days. If the data is not verified in this timeframe, ICANN mandates that the website be suspended pending the verification.
How can I remove the suspension on my domain?
The suspension of the domain will be removed after the WHOIS information is successfully verified. Please update the WHOIS information with complete and accurate contact details through your domain service provider. Once updated you will recieve a new verification email.
Once the suspension is removed, when will my website come back online?
We estimate it may take 24 to 48 hours for the website to come back online.
Who is ICANN?
ICANN is responsible for the coordination of the global Internet’s systems of unique identifiers and, in particular, ensuring its’ stable and secure operation. ICANN maintains policies and specifications for registrars and registrants to abide by.
What is WHOIS?
WHOIS services provide public access to data on registered domain name holders. Registered Name Holders are required to provide accurate and reliable contact details to their Registrar to update WHOIS data for a Registered Name