Homestaed wants me to agree to transfere my domain name

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I updated the contact details of my domain name in Homesteads domain page.
I changed my email address and my current phone number, alll the other details have remain the same.

Then I received an email from  hostmaster@hs-support.homestead-inc.com which contained


Dear Registrant,

We have received a request for you to become the new Registrant of the following domain name:

  dukesmeadowspark.com

The request is to Change the Registrant of this domain name from (me)

But I haven't ask to change the registrant just changed two details of the original registrant.



Buy the way, who are

OpenSRS
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Paul1439

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That is the verification process. You must complete that or your domain will be suspended in about 2 weeks. Changing most anything in the domain contact information will trigger this. Homestead is a reseller of domains, not a registrar. The Registrar is Tucows and OpenSRS is where their email will come from. This is a legitimate email. Do you still have access to the old email address? If not, you will need to contact our compliance department and provide some information. Please read this topic to see what you need to provide.

If you have access to the old email and received the email, you will need to verify it by clicking the link. Then you may also get one to the new email that needs to also be verified.
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I followed the link in the email I received from Homestead and received this conformation

Change of Registrant Request - New Registrant

Thank you for accepting the Change of Registrant. We will now request confirmation for this change from the current registrant of this domain name. Once both parties have confirmed, you will receive a final notification after the Change of Registrant has been completed.

Thank you for your business!

So now Homestead are going to contact me to ask if I agree to transferring the domain name to me. Then they will contact me to say that me has agreed to transfer the domain name to me.

I think Homestead has completely lost the plot. and the employee who devise this process needs certifying.

 I bet after this process has finished the domain name will be not be connected to my homestead website, as the website isn't owned by the new registrant. 

And all I wanted to do was change my email address and phone number why did I bother!
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Paul, this has nothing to do with Homestead. ICANN is an organization that makes all these rules and every company must follow them. Unfortunately, they stuck us all with this procedure in December 2016, and it must be followed. 

You should still be getting a verification mail to the old address which also need to be verified. This is something that needs to be done if you ever are going to lose access to the email that is verified on the domain.
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All done, I hope I am now the new owner of my domain name. Take it back about Homestead.    ICANN sounds as though they are making it up as they go along, mind you Nominet are just as bad in the UK
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Yes sir! Everything looks good now. Status shows verified.

ICANN has been doing this since 1998 I believe, and was long under the supervision of the US government. The US government withdrew last year in October I believe. These new rules came about in December, so there may be something to your statement. Sadly, this might be the only time ever that something got more difficult when the US government left. :(

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