WHOIS Data and Accuracy
On 17 May 2018 the ICANN Board adopted a Temporary Specification for gTLD Registration Data. This page is under review and will be updated to address the Temporary Specification.
Domain name registrants play a key role in ensuring the accuracy of WHOIS. As a registrant, you are required to provide accurate WHOIS contact data, and maintain its accuracy throughout the term of your registration period.
When you register a domain name, you must give your registrar accurate and reliable contact details, and correct and update them promptly if there are any changes during the term of the registration period. This obligation is part of your registration agreement with the registrar.
If you give wrong information on purpose, or don't update your information promptly if there is a change, your domain name registration may be suspended or even cancelled. This could also happen if you don't respond to inquiries by your registrar if they contact you about the accuracy of your contact information.
On an annual basis, your registrar is required to send you an annual reminder of your obligation to maintain the accuracy of your WHOIS contact data. Please review the information provided by your registrar in this reminder carefully and make any necessary corrections. If you find that your WHOIS information is inaccurate, please refer to: About Correcting my WHOIS Data.
This web page aggregates existing content across the icann.org website on the topic of WHOIS. Additional information regarding WHOIS can also be viewed here. If you have suggestions or would like to submit an inquiry, please contact ICANN organization's Global Support Center's Global Support Center.
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