The Whois Data Reminder Policy is an ICANN requirement.
The policy states that all Registrars must, at least once a year, present each of their Registrants with that Registrant’s current Whois information.
The WDRP message is sent to each Registrant 120 days before their domain’s expiry date. If a domain is registered for more than one year, the WDRP message is sent, each year, 120 days before the anniversary date of the domain’s registration. The WDRP message includes a link to a page where Registrants can then update their Whois information, if required.
If a Registrant fails to or opts not to respond, their current Whois information is assumed to be correct.
Sample WDRP Message
Subject: WHOIS Data Confirmation for example.com
From: "Company Inc." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
|ICANN, the organization responsible for the stability of the Internet, requires that each domain name registrant be given the opportunity to correct any inaccurate contact data (WHOIS data) associated with a domain name registration. Our records for your domain are as follows:
FirstName LastName 123 Some Address Ave. City, State/Prov, COUNTRY Postal/Zip
|To review and update your WHOIS contact information, please log into our management interface here.
If any of the information above is inaccurate, you should correct it. If 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.
If you have any questions or comments regarding ICANN's policy, please visit this link
|Thank you for your attention.