Everyone seems to ask the same question, is the notice of WDRP Compliance legitimate or is it some type of scam to grab your personal information. The “WDRP Compliance” – firstname.lastname@example.org message (see our copy below) will ask you to click on a link that takes you to name-services.com.
This WDRP email is coming from eNom which has a very large number of resellers. The letter doesn’t mention it, but you’re probably receiving it because you registered your domain using one of their resellers. This letter appears to be legitimate.
WDRP Compliance Letter
Below, you’ll find a sample WDRP Compliance letter that many people are receiving which asks you to verify your personal information.
Dear Domain Holder,
This message is a reminder to help you keep the contact data associated with your domain registration up-to-date.
As of October 31, 2003 we are required by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to send you this reminder by the Anniversary date of each registered Domain Name that is subject to the terms and conditions of that organization.
Below is a list of domain names with your email address listed as the registrant or administrative contact. The current contact information associated with the domain may be verified by following the link provided. If any of the contact data is inaccurate, it must be corrected. If the contact data is accurate, no further action is required to comply with this notice.
Please remember that under the terms of your registration agreement, the provision of false Whois (contact) information can be grounds for cancellation of your domain name registration.
Domain Names with Anniversary Dates between February 1 and February 28
Name: Registration Date:
AuditMyPC.com Oct 12, 1982
View Contact Data: http://wdrp.name-services.com/whois.asp?key=[key]
Thank you for your attention.
WDRP – What you should do
You don’t need to click on the link to verify your information, you can instead go to whois.sc or any other service and type in your domain name to verify that your information is correct and WDRP compliant.
If you want to update your information, visit your domain registrar by typing in the address rather than clicking on any link that may be included in the email.