What I heard is that CANN’s 2013 Registrar Accreditation Agreement will require WHOIS verification starting in January, 2014.
Starting January 1, when you register a domain name, you will have to verify your contact details with the registrar. Most registrars will most likely send a verification email to you with verification instructions.
The domain name registration will be suspended if you fail to respond with 15 days. As a result, your domain name registrar is likely to change the nameservers on your domain name to point it to a warning page, similar to what happens when a domain expires.
Even if a newly registered domain name is suspended, it’s not a huge loss because its is not likely that you would have invested a lot or would have built up a lot of traffic yet.
But the new rules also requires verification if you change the name or email address of the registrant which could easily happen if you sell your site on Flippa or through other means. So you might want to notify buyers of the new requirement so they don't have any problems.
Anyone else have any thoughts on this?