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The '''Whois Data Reminder Policy''' or '''WDRP''' is an ICANN consensus policy which mandates that registrars send their registrants a yearly reminder in which registrants can "review the contact information associated with their domain names and make corrections when necessary."<ref name="faq">http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/consensus-policies/wdrp/faqs Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)</ref> Using [[False Whois|false Whois]] information can result in the cancellation of a domain name.<ref name="wdrp">http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/consensus-policies/wdrp Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)</ref>
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The '''Whois Data Reminder Policy''' or '''WDRP''' is an ICANN consensus policy that mandates that registrars send their registrants a yearly reminder in which registrants can "review the contact information associated with their domain names and make corrections when necessary."<ref name="faq">http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/consensus-policies/wdrp/faqs Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)</ref> Using [[False Whois|false Whois]] information can result in the cancellation of a domain name.<ref name="wdrp">http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/consensus-policies/wdrp Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)</ref>
 
===Major Points===
 
===Major Points===
 
*This policy came into effect in 2003.
 
*This policy came into effect in 2003.
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*Registrars can send the WDRP Notice using "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."<ref name="wdrp"/>
 
*Registrars can send the WDRP Notice using "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."<ref name="wdrp"/>
 
*Registrars are required to keep copies and records of all WDRP notices that are sent out.<ref name="wdrp"/>
 
*Registrars are required to keep copies and records of all WDRP notices that are sent out.<ref name="wdrp"/>
*Additionally, WDRP Notices must contain the registrant's Whois information as it is appears "in the registrar's database for each registration."<ref name="wdrp"/>
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*Additionally, WDRP Notices must contain the registrant's Whois information as it appears "in the registrar's database for each registration."<ref name="wdrp"/>
*Some feel the the WDRP is ineffective and may provide an opportunity for phishers trying to gain access to more personal information as registrants may be unsure if the message is coming from their registrar or a third party.<ref>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20120719_a_confession_about_icann_whois_data_reminder_policy/ by Thomas Roessler (July 19, 2012), CircleID</ref>
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*Some feel that the WDRP is ineffective and may provide an opportunity for phishers trying to gain access to more personal information as registrants may be unsure if the message is coming from their registrar or a third party.<ref>http://www.circleid.com/posts/20120719_a_confession_about_icann_whois_data_reminder_policy/ by Thomas Roessler (July 19, 2012), CircleID</ref>
**Confusion can also arise for people who used a reseller to attain their domain name as they may not know who their registrar is.<ref name="faq"/>
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*Confusion can also arise for people who used a reseller to attain their domain name as they may not know who their registrar is.<ref name="faq"/>
    
==Additional Resources==
 
==Additional Resources==
 
*View a [http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/consensus-policies/wdrp sample WDRP Notice]
 
*View a [http://www.icann.org/en/resources/registrars/consensus-policies/wdrp sample WDRP Notice]
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*FAQ a  [https://www.icann.org/resources/pages/faqs-f0-2012-02-25-en#:~:text=The%20WHOIS%20Data%20Reminder%20Policy,and%20update%20your%20contact%20information]
 
*Find out [http://www.internic.net/Whois.html who your registrar is]  
 
*Find out [http://www.internic.net/Whois.html who your registrar is]  
 
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