Why Is Domain Verification Required?
The Internet authority on domain names, ICANN (or Internet Corporation for Assigned Name and Numbers), requires confirming the validity of the domain owner's email address and other contact information.
Therefore, domains must be verified within the first 15 days after purchase, transfer, or a change in the contact details. If verification is not completed in time, the domain is temporarily suspended and stops working until verified.
How to Verify a Domain
After registering a new domain, a verification message from Hostinger Domains is sent to the email address specified in the domain owner's contact details.
If you haven't received the verification email, navigate to the Domains tab, and click on Manage next to the domain in question:
Next, click on Resend verification email:
Open the inbox of the email address you specified for your domain and look for a message sent by an address ending with @hostingerdomains.com – make sure to check on the Spam and Trash folders as well.
Next, click on the link in the message, you will be redirected to a verification page similar to the following. Once there, click Verify:
Give it up to 15 minutes for the changes to be applied. If the domain verification still appears as pending after that time, you can update the status on your panel by clicking on the Check status button:
That's it, your domain is now verified 😊
What to Do If You Don’t Receive the Verification Email?
If you have tried resending the verification email and you are not receiving it, you can try the following:
Use the search function on your email account for keywords such as ICANN, domain, or your actual domain name
Check for emails sent by @hostinger-domains.com or @hostingerdomains.com
Change your domain's contact details to another email address to which you have access
If you inserted an email address to which you don't have access, e.g., due to a typo, enter the correct address on your domain's contact details and approve the change. Once the new address is applied, contact our Customer Success team, and we will help you with the next steps to verify your domain 😊