As part of the ongoing effort to improve contact quality, ICANN requires contact validation for each registrant contact registering a generic TLD. This is required as of January 1, 2014 for new TLDs and September 2014 for the existing gTLDs. Our system will send a customizable e-mail asking every registrant contact to verify the accuracy of the contact e-mail address. This e-mail confirmation is done once for each registrant contact used with a newly registered domain, whenever the registrant contact of a domain name is updated and whenever the e-mail address of a contact associated with such a domain name is modified. Verification needs to be done once for each e-mail address used in a registrant contact and all other contacts using the same e-mail address will be considered successfully verified.
We will provide a customizable white-label solution for the notification e-mails and the website that will record the confirmation. You may change for example the sender address and add a free text as well as your own signature to the e-mail template. Moreover, you can provide your own verification website. This customization can be done via web interface (Account -> Settings -> Contact verification) or API as of December 16, 2013.
In the background, we will further perform validation checks of the other fields to ensure they are not blank and formatted correctly in accordance with ICANN-mandated specifications.
To avoid delays and failed registrations, we ask that you also ensure that all submitted data is formatted correctly.