All registered domains are required to present contact information including name, physical address, phone number, email address, etc. for the owner (registrant), administrator and billing contacts. This and other details concerning the domain is referred to as "whois information", and is presented in the public whois database.
This database is publicly available for anyone to check the contact details for a domain, when it was registered, what name servers are being used, and more.
This is part of the rules set by ICANN, the organization regulating generic top-level domain names (gTLDs). This means we are required to check that the information is accurate.
A1: It's best to avoid using an email address that’s associated with the domain. Use a public email service (like Gmail) instead. This ensures that the verification can be sent again, even if the domain has been deactivated.
A2: This e-mail verification is done once for each registrant contact used with a newly registered domain, whenever the registrant contact of a domain name is updated, and/or 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. All other contacts using the same e-mail address will be considered successfully verified as well.
A3: After 15 days, your domain will be deactivated.
A4: To the email addresses specified as contacts, meaning the addresses shown in the whois information. You can check the whois information for your domain at https://whois.icann.org/.
A5. No, they only apply to generic top-level domain names (gTLDs), such as .com, .net, .org, and so on. They do not apply to other TLDs, including but not limited to, country code top-level domains (ccTLDs), like .se, .nu, and so on. Rules for these are established by each registry separately and may vary.
A6: All verification emails are sent from email@example.com.
If you'd like to contact us you can send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to answer any question you have.