[LINK] ICANN phishing

Kim Davies kim at cynosure.com.au
Fri Oct 27 20:03:07 AEST 2006

Quoting Kim Holburn on Friday October 27, 2006:
| I have received a number of emails from Domain registrars purporting  
| to be on behalf of ICANN and asking me to log into my registrar and  
| check the details of my domains.
| I am a bit taken aback that Domain registrars would send stuff like  
| this because these are so like phishing emails.  I can't see how this  
| can be good in the long run.

ICANN requires registrars to have domain registrants verify their WHOIS
data is correct once per year, in order to prevent stale data ending up
in the database. How the registrar implements it is more or less up to

Information on the requirement is at


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