Fix: You Have Reached a Domain that is Pending ICANN Verification

Fix: You Have Reached a Domain that is Pending ICANN Verification

Uh-oh! Your stumbled onto a website that displays a message from ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) that states the domain name you accesses is pending verification. Basically, the domain owner has failed to comply (accidently or intentionally) with ICANN by not verifying the whois contact email of the domain name. This extremely simple process is a new rule since 2014 where ICANN send an email to the whois contact email address and requests for immediate verification. A simple click of the ICANN email link validates your website. If you refuse the 3 warnings ICANN sends and you don’t click the link, your domain will get suspended. The ICANN suspension message reads below.


Why this domain has been suspended

Email address has not been verified.

This is a new domain registration and the Registrant email address has not been verified or

The Registrant contact data for this domain was modified but still requires verification.

Specifically the First Name, Last Name and/or email address have been changed and never verified.

This will be sent to the Registrant email address populated in your WHOIS data. If you are unsure what email address is listed, please log into your account with the provider where you currently manage this domain to view and/or update the info.

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.

ICANN verification email whois domain


Until the domain owner completes the ICANN verification, you will not be able to access the suspended domain name or website.

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Thursday, 01 June 2023