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New Rules for Domain Name Registrants Starting January 2014

     
2:34 pm on Dec 16, 2013 (gmt 0)

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New rules that start next month could impact your domain name if you are not aware of them.

New ICANN rules for domain names require you to verify your email address within 15 days of a change to the contact name or email, or else your web site and email will stop working.

After 15 days your DNS will be disabled and replaced with a placeholder page that explains what’s going on and how to verify the email address. This means *ALL* domains that are registered with that contact will be disabled 15 days after the verification email is sent until you verify the email address.

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But they only know about the change if you tell them. Sounds kinda like the DMV requiring you to report any address change, which I don't think any human being in history has ever done.
9:56 am on Dec 17, 2013 (gmt 0)

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IMO, first they should STOP displaying domain owner's private information publicly then they may verify my face also; I won't mind.
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We'd better beef up our spam filters. Back in the past there was a torrent of rubbish for those who were trusting enough to keep their old email addresses live. Do the old timers remember the days when the first job every morning was to delete scores or hundreds of unbelievable offers, urgent messages from banks they had never heard of and viral attachments?
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I'd be interested in hearing who the big backers of this spoofers hole were.
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Do the old timers remember the days

My memory goes back even further. This is not something I say every day. I remember when .edu addresses simply didn't get spam, so they could happily allocate new arrivals' e-mail addresses in the form "your initials plus next available number".* If you tried it today you'd be handing spammers your e-mail list on a plate.


* 24, in my case.
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This is all at the behest of security services of the USA and Europe. Don't these people realise how easy it is to create untraceable email addresses? Just about everybody I know who has registered domains has cancelled the email address they registered it under because of tons of spam from whois scrapers.

This will cause untold woe for the innocent whilst the untraceable criminals just shrug their shoulders. A typical case of governments meddling in things they don't understand.
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Do the old timers remember the days when the first job every morning was to delete scores or hundreds of unbelievable offers, urgent messages from banks they had never heard of and viral attachments?


"remember"?! I am still getting them.....

On a serious note, this could be a problem if you have not logged into that yahoo or hotmail account for many years and find it has been discontinued, or being used by someone else!
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"IMO, first they should STOP displaying domain owner's private information publicly then they may verify my face also; I won't mind. "

Yep, then we would maybe not see all those whois scrapers all over the web, sometimes with a complete copy of site HTML.
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Where do you all live, that private registration isn't an option? Sure, spammers could send mail to private-registrant@registrar-name and it would wind up in your inbox right alongside webmaster@your-domain-name. But in practice I don't see it happening.