Neustar

Whois Data Reminder Policy

At least annually, a registrar must present to the registrant the current Whois information, and remind the registrant that provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of their domain name registration. Registrants must review their Whois data, and make any corrections.

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Time for Coming into Compliance: As provided in subsections 3.7.8, 4.1 and 4.3 of the usTLD Accreditation Agreement, all usTLD-accredited registrars must come into compliance with the WDRP by their “Compliance Date”, as described in the next two sentences. The Compliance Date for registrars accredited before February 15, 2012 is April 15, 2012. The Compliance Date for registrars accredited after February 15, 2012 is the effective date of their accreditation agreements.

Beginning on its Compliance Date, each registrar must provide, before the passage of the anniversary of the creation date of each registration the registrar sponsors, a WDRP Notice (described below) to the registrant for that registration. By way of example, a registrar with a Compliance Date of April 15, 2012 is required to give a WRDP notice for registrations it sponsors on the following schedule:

Compliance Date is April 15, 2012

Domain Name     Creation Date               WDRP Notice Required No Later Than
example.us              14 October 2003             14 October 2012 (and by 14 October of every year thereafter)
Example2.us             25 January 2005             25 January 2013 (and by 25 June of every year thereafter)

(Note: WDRP Notices for registrations with creation dates of 29 February may be given no later than 1 March in non-leap years.)

What the WDRP Notice Must Include: Each WDRP notice must include a copy of the data elements listed in Accreditation Agreement subsection 3.3.1 as contained in the registrar’s database for each registration, plus a statement reminding the registrant that under the terms of the registration agreement the provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of a domain name registration.

How, and to Whom, the WDRP Notice May Be Presented: The WDRP Notice can be presented via web, fax, postal mail, e-mail, or other appropriate means. It can be presented in one or more languages, including at least the language of the registration agreement. The Notice may be presented to the registrant either directly or through the administrative contact for each registration.

Documentation Requirements: Registrars must maintain either copies of each WDRP Notice or an electronic database documenting the date and time, and the content, of each WDRP notice sent under this policy. Registrars shall make these records available for inspection by usTLD Administrator in accordance with the usual terms of the Accreditation Agreement. usTLD Admnistrator will consider proper notification to have been given for a registration if the registrar can show that a WDRP Notice meeting the requirements stated above was given at any time in the year before each anniversary of the registration’s creation date (for anniversary dates on or after the Compliance Date).

Model WDRP Notice: In order to assist registrars in preparing the required notice, usTLD Administrator has provided the following Model WDRP Notice:

[Sample] Whois Data Reminder

Dear Valued Customer,

This message is a reminder to help you keep the contact data associated with your domain registration up-to-date. Our records include the following information:

Domain: neustar.us Registrar Name: Registry Registrar

Registrant: Name: Neustar, inc. Address: Loudoun Tech Center
45980 Center Oak Plaza
City: Sterling
State/Province: VA
Country: US
Postal Code: 20166
Nexus Category: C21

Administrative Contact: Name: Neustar, inc. Address: Loudoun Tech Center

45980 Center Oak Plaza
City: Sterling
State/Province: VA
Country: US
Postal Code: 20166
Phone: +1.5714345757
Fax: +1.5714345758
Email: support@neustar.us

Technical Contact:
Name: Neustar, inc. Address: Loudoun Tech Center
45980 Center Oak Plaza
City: Sterling
State/Province: VA
Country: US
Postal Code: 20166
Original Creation Date: 4/18/2002 Expiration Date: 4/17/2011

Nameserver Information: Nameserver: GDNS1.ULTRADNS.NET. Nameserver: GDNS2.ULTRADNS.NET.
If any of the information above is inaccurate, you must correct it by visiting our website. (If your review indicates that all of the information above is accurate, you do not need to take any action.) Please remember that under the terms of your registration agreement, the provision of false Whois information can be grounds for cancellation of your domain name registration.

Thank you for your attention.

Best regards, Your usTLD-Accredited Registrar