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||Wed, October 3, 2001 at 4:20 PM GMT (Wed, October 3, 2001 at 5:20 PM CET)
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||Dotster say "by friday"
I received two answers:
”The .Info Registry has
been overwhelmed because of the launch of the .info domains. Because their
system could not handle the response, they had to shut down the Registry so no Registrations
or name server updates are going through. They should be fully functional by this
”I am sorry Hakan but because of the overwhelming hits that the
.info Registry has been taking since they went live, we have no way of modifying
records. We will be able to modify it when the Registry comes back up.
It should be up by Friday.”
I also received this information from Dotster:
have been some unforeseen anomalies with the new release of the info domains.
The open registration began at 12:00pm PST. The name servers have been heavily loaded
and the Afilias registry has not been accessible for the checking of availability.
Our options were to either show EVERY domain for info available or NOT available.
In effort to allow our customers access to the registration process, we have opted
to show all info tlds as available. There will be many orders placed for info
domains that are already taken. Unfortunately, we will not even be able to
send failed order notifications in the timely manner in which we prefer. The
only true way to check the availability at this point is to http://websvr02.afilias.info/index.html
wish we had a more suitable solution, but this is the only way we can limp through
until all registrars can access the info registry upon the initial registration process.
The process of bidding is complete and the domain owners have been selected.
We are still in the process of doing all the billing to the large number or our customer's
who have successfully bid on their domain. However, this is a lengthy process
and we will not be able to list each recipient of the domain until we have successfully
billed their credit card. This means that if you go to the .Info Whois and
it says that Dotster is the Registrar, you have not been billed. This entire
process for all of our customers should be complete no later than Wednesday afternoon.
At this time, all awarded domains will have the correct owner information and be
in the correct account.”
-- Håkan Hansson