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WHOIS ARS Testing Criteria

ARS will report syntactic accuracy of the contact data in a WHOIS record based on the contractual requirements of the applicable Registrar Accreditation Agreement (RAA).

For example:
Syntactical Validation: Is the record correctly formatted? Is there an @ symbol in the email? Is there a country code in the telephone number?
Operability Validation: Does the email go through? Does the phone ring? Will the mail be delivered?

The criteria used to validate a WHOIS record can be found using the links below. A complete validation document is available in the Knowledge Center.

Email // Telephone // Postal

To provide comments on WHOIS ARS or suggestions to improve WHOIS ARS reports and validation criteria, please email: globalsupport@icann.org