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Date/Time: Sun, September 16, 2001 at 7:35 PM GMT
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Subject: Afilias details to Registrars


To: Afilias Registrars

Subject: Afilias changes Startup Schedule due to events in New York

Dear Registrars:
Due to the unexpected and tragic events on September 11, 2001 in New York City, Afilias is making the following changes to the Startup period schedule.  These changes supercede all previous communications regarding the Startup schedule.

There will no longer be two queues in the Startup period.  There will now be only one queue, ending at 23:59 UTC on Friday, Sep 21, 2001.  Sunrise names will now resolve at 00:00 UTC Sep 22, 2001.

Queue 1 close modified to 23:59 UTC Sep 21, 2001 (from Sep 18, 2001)
Queue 1 Funds Deadline modified to 15:00 UTC Sep 21, 2001 (from Sep 18, 2001)
Registry Shutdown modified to 00:00 UTC Sep 22, 2001 (from Sep 19, 2001)
Sunrise Names resolve modified to 00:00 UTC Sep 22, 2001 (from Sep 19, 2001).

The WHOIS service will remain operational during the entire period of the Registry Shutdown, starting from 00:00 UTC Sep 22, 2001.

Queue 1 Results, Queue 1 WHOIS and Queue 1 Name resolution are expected to happen about 00:00 UTC, Sep 27, 2001.

The Registry will remain shut down from 00:00 UTC Sep 22, 2001 to 13:59 UTC Oct 1, 2001.

The Registry will open for Real-time .INFO registrations at 14:00 UTC
Monday, Oct 1, 2001.

Should you have any questions, please call us at +1-215-504-4610, or write to us at


Ram Mohan

Vice President, Business Operations
Chief Technology Officer
p: +1-215-504-4610; f:  +1-215-504-1758




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