What is ICANN and how Domain WHOIS Verification Process

What is ICANN

ICANN or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is a non-profit organization that has the responsibility for Internet Protocol (IP) address space allocation, generic and country code Top-Level domain name (gTLD) system management .

What is ICANN  Verification

(ICANN) is the organization responsible for setting the various policies and procedures that govern domain registries for generic top-level domain (gTLD) names.Each registered domain is required to provide identifying contact information for the registrant (owner), administrator, and billing contacts. including full name, postal address, email address, phone number.These data referred to as “WHOIS data,” and it’s included on the domain’s record in the public WHOIS database.So the main job of ICANN is to coordinate the names and numbers that relate to internet addresses and not to register domain names.

ICANN’s Whois verification process

When a new domain is registered, an email to the Registrant email address specified for the domain to verify contact information is valid by clicking a link that usually included in the verification email . The verification email will be also sent if edit action is made to either of the following Registrant contact fields:

  • Registrant First Name
  • Registrant Last name
  • Registrant Email Address



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