ICANN’s new Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) 2013

DLK Consulting Pty Ltd is a registered reseller of TPP Wholesale for domain names, web hosting and other Internet products. We comply with ICANN’s new Registrar Acrediation Agreement (RAA) 2013, please see below for details.

What are the new requirements?

RAA 2013 now requires all registrars of record to validate the registrant’s postal address and contact email address. This validation process only applies to gTLD domains, and must be completed whenever:

a new domain is registered;
a domain is transferred into TPP Wholesale; or
an update is made to contact details on a domain.

To comply with these new requirements with minimal impact on our resellers, TPP has modified its systems and processes to perform the following actions automatically upon the above-mentioned trigger events:

Email address validation: Registrants will be sent an email notice (and subsequent reminder notices, if applicable) requesting they validate their email address by clicking on a link within the message. View the initial whitelabel email – this will be branded with your default header and footer if configured. The contact email address must be validated within 15 days or the domain name is at risk of being suspended.

Postal address validation: Validation will be automatically performed using a third party global address database supplied by Google and a warning will be displayed at the time of entry. If an invalid postal address is submitted, the domain name is at risk of being suspended. This feature is currently being rolled out to all our partners and no further action is required from you.

Finally, all resellers must immediately publish a link to ICANN’s Registrants’ Benefits and Responsibilities document on their websites.

More information

View the full 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement at ICANN
Read our blog article 2013 ICANN RAA Impacts for further explanation
Read the support article on Whois data validation or check the FAQs

Please note that the obligations stated in this notice are not exhaustive.