If your domain was registered on or after February 17, 2014, you will see the following message, sent from "[email protected]" If you registered your domain prior to February 17, 2014, the email you receive will be similar to the example below.
As of January 1, 2014, ICANN regulations require domain name registrars to validate your new contact information.
Nominet will attempt to validate all registrant name and address data through third party sources at the point of registration and when registrant name or address data is changed.
It is important to note that a link between the registrant’s name and address is not required.
The addresses held on our register are not all in exactly the same format and with exactly the same details as the Royal Mail file.
We therefore carry out a matching exercise to establish how close an address we hold is to the ‘perfect’ address, and this is based on a confidence level.
An email is sent to that address, containing a unique validation code.
The email should be received by someone in control of the domain, where they can follow a link provided in the email and enter the validation code, thus proving domain control.
With the implementation of the new Account Panel, you have an opportunity to select several methods of domain control validation (DCV) during the certificate activation. The most ordinary and well-known option to confirm the domain ownership.
During the certificate activation, you will need to select the email address to which an approval email will be sent.
Due to regulations of Certificate Authorities, it is only possible to use either a domain whois record or one of the following domain-related generic emails to receive an approver email: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] [email protected]
After the enrollment process is completed on our site, you will receive an email from the Certificate Authority to the selected email address.
It is however essential that the registrant can be contacted through the address given.