Update Whois Domain Registration, Avoid Anonymous Domain Registration

Posted by Grace under General Info on August 26, 2015

Updating Whois domain registration for this site. I registered this domain name InvestmentTotal.com in NameCheap. last 2013. I received an important notices regarding my domain name on August 27, 2016 from the registrant.  I renewed this domain name for another two years. This message is a compliance to the ICANN requirements. Do this domain name have a accurate, true and complete Whois contact information.

Avoid anonymous domain registration when you are just planning to buy a domain name. It is important to update the Whois domain registration details. Why? It is because giving false information to the registrant can be a reason to make your domain become unavailable and cancelled.


This site is registered to the blog admin. Check out the information I received and analyze why it is important to check my Whois domain registration details.

Notice: Update Whois Domain Registration

Dear John Doe,

This is your annual notice that all registered domain names must have accurate and up-to-date contact information.

Please review the domain information below and verify its accuracy. If all information is up-to-date then no changes are necessary. Inaccurate or outdated information must be corrected by logging into your account.
While we do respect your privacy, we are required by ICANN, our regulating authority, to send these notices annually to all domain contacts.

To learn more about this process and why it is required, please visit ICANN’s website: http://www.icann.org/whois/wdrp-registrant-faq.htm

Please remember that under the terms of your registration agreement, providing false or inaccurate Whois (contact) information can be grounds for the cancellation of your domain name registration.

Domains names for review as of September 1 thru September 30

Update Whois Domain Registration

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Related: How to Buy a Domain Name at NameCheap


Even if you owned the most expensive domain name in the world. You need to update your Whois contact domain name registration details. As we have received in the email message, the registrant will comply to ICANN rules and regulations.

Whenever someone wants to know who owns domain name (InvestmentTotal.com) the website admin/owner’s contact information can easily identify. If you want to purchase a domain name, do make sure you used your real personal information.

How to know who owns a domain name?

If you want to find out who owns a domain, go to your favorite search engine and search domain name using this string; “Whois DomainName.com”, of course you need to replace domainname.com to the exact domain name you want to know the Whois contact details.

As an example, if you want to know who owns this website, search “whois investmenttotal.com” in Google. Are you a website owner? Did you already update your whois contact details for your domain name? Share this page with your friends.

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