The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has mandated that all ICANN accredited registrars begin verifying the WHOIS contact information for all new domain registrations and Registrant contact modifications.
The Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA) Verification is triggered under two conditions:
New Domain name registration
When you register a new domain name, you'll receive an email asking you to verify the email address used for the domain. This process proves you are the correct owner of the domain name. If the link is left unattended, the domain will be suspended until this step is complete.
The Registrant contact email is updated
When the Registrant contact is updated, the RAA email is sent to the new email address. The changes will not be reflected on the domain name until the RAA email is verified.
An exception is made if the email address on the contact information has already been previously verified.
Once the RAA Verification process has started, the Registrant has 15 days to verify the information before the domain name is suspended.
If the Registrant email address is incorrect, then it must be updated. This will cause a new RAA Verification email will be resent to the new address. This does not reset the Suspension status.