Is there any recommendation about the email address for the Admin contact?

The following are some recommendations that will help in the selection of an appropriate e-mail address for the Administrative Contact, taking into account the credibility and ease of change even in the event of Registrant's domain malfunction:

  • The e-mail address must be valid, functional and can be reached at any time, any place
  • The e-mail address must belong to the Administrative Contact and not the service provider (e.g, hosting company or the account holder).
  • The e-mail address is preferably not linked to the registered domain name. Hence, it will not be disabled in case the domain name is down.
  • The e-mail address is preferably - for large entities – to be general and associated with a job or a role rather than a personal name, as they may change with time, such as (gm@example.sa).
Note that the email address of the Administrative Contact can be updated automatically if the previous email is valid, functional and can be accessed by following "Domain name modification steps". However, in case the e-mail address of the Administrative Contact is not accessible and there is a need to change it, then " Nominating a new administrative contact steps" should be used. These steps usually involve some procedures and coordination that may take some time to implement.