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How to Update Domain Contact Information?

Last updated: September 8, 2022
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How to Update Domain Contact Information?

To update the domain contact information for example “your-domain.com” please follow the below steps.

1. Please login to your client panel

2. Go to the “Domain” button and click on “My Domains”.

3. Click on the “Down Arrow” button and select “Edit Contact Information”.

4. On this page you can update your domain contact information such as domain account contact, email address, and other information.

Why You Should Do So?

Have you received an email reminder from your registrar sometimes, reminding you to review and update your domain contact information? You should not ignore this although this reminder email may be long and contain a lot of information. It requires action on your part to review the information associated with your domain name and make corrections (if necessary). It’s important to keep your contact information up-to-date for some reasons.

The registrar is required to notify you when your domain name registration is going to expire soon. Typically, this is typically via email. If your registrar is unable to reach you because your contact information is not up to date and your domain name registration expires, it may take considerable time and expenses to recover, or it may not be recoverable at all.

Another important reason is to ensure that you receive notifications from your registrar when changes are made to your domain name registration. These notifications are for your protection so that you can verify and confirm the validity of the changes made. It will also allow you to take appropriate measures in the case of unauthorized changes. Bad actors can use malicious means to gain access to your account. They can make changes to the information associated with your domain name registration to lock you out of your account and hijack your domain name. To protect yourself or your business, it is important to keep your domain name registration contact information up to date.

How to Ensure Your Domain Name Contact Information Is Up-to-Date

If any of your domain contact information such as email, postal address, or phone number changes, contact your registrar to update your information. The annual reminder email that you receive from your registrar is a requirement under the ICANN WHOIS Data Reminder Policy (WDRP). However, do not wait for this reminder. If there’s a change, it’s important that you update your contact information as soon as possible. This is to prevent disruption or loss of your domain name registration. ICANN cannot update your contact information for you so you must contact your registrar to do so.

Due to the prevalence of security concerns such as phishing attacks, if you have any doubts or questions about the legitimacy of emails about your WHOIS data, you can contact your registrar directly. If you haven’t been receiving reminder emails from your registrar, you can contact ICANN through email: [email protected]

Click here to learn about How TO: Check Domain Expiration Date.

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