What should I do about emails instructing me to visit some “http://raa.name-services.com/” website I’ve never heard of before?
== Background ==
I recently registered a new domain “distributedwiki.com” at Dreamhost,
and received an official-sounding email allegedly from DreamHost.
The people who wrote http://www.aboutus.org/Name-Services.com don’t seem very happy about the name-services people,
so I am skeptical that email actually came from DreamHost.
The email follows, except I’ve mangled the “VerificationCode” in the link.
... From: DreamHost ... Reply-To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: 2 Apr 2014 20:45:09 -0700 Subject: IMMEDIATE VERIFICATION required for distributedwiki.com ...
As of January 1, 2014, 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.
You have registered one or more domains from DreamHost and verification of the Registrant email address is required for these domain name(s) to remain active. Please click the link below to verify the email address. You have until 04/17/2014 to verify this email address. After this date, the domain name(s) will be suspended until the email address is verified.
Click here to verify your email address
If the above link does not work, please copy-and-paste the following URL into an open web browser to complete the verification process:
Once you click the link, your email address will be instantly verified and there is nothing further for you to do on the following domains: