I’ve received an email asking me to confirm my email address with ICANN. Is this a form of phishing, or is it legit?
ICANN, or the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, is a not for profit corporation that serves as the authority on domain names and many internet regulations.
From time to time, domain owners will need to verify their email with ICANN, and you may receive a verification email when your domain is first registered, when it has been transferred, is close to its renewal date, or when ICANN is updating their contact information.
At Doteasy, we send these verification emails on behalf of ICANN.
Be wary of email spoofers who create a credible looking display name – be sure to verify the email sender is from Doteasy.
The subject line is: VERIFICATION REQUIRED – Please verify your domain name(s) as soon as possible
What happens if I do not click “Confirm Email Address?”
If you fail to click the link within their verification email within 15 days, your domain name may be temporarily suspended. This is a measure that ICANN takes to keep their contact information relevant and secure. If you are in doubt, always contact our team to prevent your services from being suspended.
My domain name has been suspended by ICANN! What do I do now?
Please contact the Doteasy team as soon as possible and we will resend the email verification on behalf of ICANN.
We hope these details can help you discern whether your ICANN verification request is a legitimate email. That being said, scams related to domain names are prevalent! If you have any doubts of the legitimacy of the email being sent, feel free to reach out to our team, and we will be happy to verify it for you.