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ICANN Verification

 Don’t mess around with ICANN Verification


I wanted to share a story with you, that happened to me several years ago.

Several years ago. I was notified by Godaddy, my domain provider, that my ICANN Verification was due.
Nothing major, I thought at the time.
It was just wanting me to go in and verify our contact information.

I was a little suspicious of the email.
I have never gotten such an email from Godaddy for ICANN Verification before on the issue.
Especially since all contact info was correct.

As a result, we were on page NUMBER ONE in graphic design and web design, in Google’s search results.
As a result, I didn’t verify, like I should’ve.
My domain was shut down until I verified and just the hour or so, it was off.
Our traffic took a nose dive and lord behold. We weren’t on the very first page.
As a result, we lost about 3,500 visitors a day, to a tenth of that.

So, take it from me.
You get an ICANN Verification from your domain provider or ICANN.
Make sure, you verify the information.

It could be costly, putting such a simple, 30-minute task to the side.