15 Dec '13, 8pm

A big website is going to go dark thanks to ICANN’s new Whois verification via @sharethis

New verification requirement is bound to ensnare some notable websites. ICANN’s 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement is slowly going into effect at major domain name registrars. The biggest change that people who register domain names will notice is whois verification. Starting January 1, when you register a domain name, you will have to verify your contact details with the registrar. Most registrars will send a verification email to you with simple verification instructions. The domain name registration will be suspended if you fail to respond with 15 days. Practically speaking, this means your domain name registrar is likely to change the nameservers on your domain name to point it to a warning page, similar to what happens when a domain expires. If a newly registered domain name is suspended, it’s no big deal. It’s unlikely to receive much traffic yet, anyway. But the...

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