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napthyme Sponsoring Member of TMP30 Oct 2009 11:37 p.m. PST

Hey all… I'm new this year to the purchase a domain name thing, so I have no idea if this e-mail I received this week is bogus or real and needs attention…

Network Solutions (

Dear Domain Name Registrant,

You are receiving this communication because when you registered a domain name through your domain name registration service provider, you became a Network Solutions® LLC customer. Network Solutions provides support and services to companies that sell and/or provide domain name registrations through a partner program. Domain names registered through these partner companies are listed in our database and managed by the partner companies.

Network Solutions is accredited by ICANN, the non-profit corporation that oversees the domain name registration system. A policy established by ICANN requires that all registrars contact each customer and request them to verify the accuracy of their WHOIS information. (WHOIS is a publicly accessed database containing contact information associated with every domain name registration.)

To comply with the policy, we request that you confirm the accuracy of your WHOIS contact information. Please note: ICANN mandates that inaccurate or out-of-date contact information in your WHOIS listing may be grounds for domain name cancellation.

Reviewing Your Domain Name Information

Please take a moment to view the WHOIS listing for each of the domain names you currently have registered through us. Please verify your mailing address, email address, and the administrative and technical contacts assigned to each domain name are correct. If your WHOIS information has changed, or is inaccurate, please follow the instructions listed on the "WHOIS Review" page (you'll see this page when you click the review link below) to update it. If your WHOIS information is correct, you do not need to take any action.

Click here to view the WHOIS information for the domain names registered through Network Solutions.

You may review the ICANN policy here.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Network Solutions® Partner Program

So is this something that I need to do or is it just garbage as I suspect????

RavenscraftCybernetics Inactive Member31 Oct 2009 4:39 a.m. PST

depends. I used to have a website that was hosted for free.
I had some copies of my favorite waterhouse paintings there.
when I complied with the ICAAN requiremnt of stating essentially,"this site contains naked female breasts"
the host took my site down. (I couldnt even get my copies back)
I now have a pay hosted site but never have responded to an ICAAN survey.
the host has my WHOIS info.
personally Id tell ICAAN to go to hell.

Boone Doggle Inactive Member31 Oct 2009 6:55 a.m. PST

I got that from GoDaddy. Since I got my domain from them I knew it was legit. Just had to confirm all my data was still correct.

nazrat01 Nov 2009 8:46 p.m. PST

I've had various people try to charge me for my domain name over the years and I've never replied to nor paid them a red cent. And I still have my site… on Yahoo.

I automatically think scam whenever I get anything like that on via email-- even if they aren't from Nigeria!

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