View Full Version : I think InterNIC has gone nuts :P
03-14-1999, 03:37 AM
No match for "MICROSOFT.COM".
The InterNIC Registration Services database contains ONLY
non-military and non-US Government Domains and contacts.
Other associated whois servers:
American Registry for Internet Numbers - whois.arin.net
European IP Address Allocations - whois.ripe.net
Asia Pacific IP Address Allocations - whois.apnic.net
US Military - whois.nic.mil
US Government - whois.nic.gov
I tried a bazillion different domain names after noticing I couldn't find mine... they're all gone! where'd they go? http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
--Terra--changed code to quote
[This message has been edited by ccTech (edited 03-14-99).]
I think InterNIC has gone nuts :P
You're just now realizing this?!?!?! http://www.aota.net/ubb/smile.gif
A few weeks ago internic.net kept giving me a 'no dns entry' error. I thought it was funny as hell!
03-14-1999, 03:50 AM
I don't think it's funny. I can't see any of my domains http://www.aota.net/ubb/frown.gif
[via whois, that is.. I was just checking on the status of a domain I recently ordered.. and then decided to check my others.. imagine my surprise when I got 'no match' for all of them]
[This message has been edited by Jacob Stetser (edited 03-14-99).]
Sorry Jacob, no offense intended. I've grown to laugh at internic, otherwise I'd have pulled out what's left of my hair by now (and if I think I am annoyed, just imaging how Andrew and Deb feel!)
Anyway, on to my real talking now. I've also learned not to trust rs.internic.net when doing whois queries. Instead I use rs0.internic.net which does the same thing, just a different url (maybe a different box, I certainly hope so anyway). Since the whois program at internic can process isindex, get and post requests, I also always just type in the addy. For example, just type rs0.internic.net/cgi-bin/whois?domain.tld into your location bar, and bypass their form altogether.
If it makes you feel any better, when I run a whois via rs or rs0, it comes back fine now (although I don't know what domain you were checking, I just ran microsoft.com and my own domains)
03-14-1999, 11:36 AM
http://www.aota.net/ubb/frown.gifOK, I am alittle freaked out. 4 out of the 5 domains I have registered aren't showing any match. http://www.aota.net/ubb/frown.gif
WHAT IF THIS IS NOT TEMPORARY AND THOSE HACKTIVISTS FINALLY GOT TO THEM!?!?!?
Only one thing can make me feel better now...
a long howling scream. I mean, yeah the neighbors will run over and my whole block will call '911' but who cares...
*Quick gasp of air*
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--Terra-edited for clarity--
[This message has been edited by ccTech (edited 03-14-99).]
03-14-1999, 11:45 AM
Neither of mine is there. Unfortunately, one of mine hadn't been added yet -- I put it in via FQ order a week and a half ago (or maybe 2 weeks, I forget). I'm taking a wild guess that some idiot toasted their database and they're frantically (well, as frantic as InterNIC gets) restoring it from backups. But their site is strangely silent on the matter, so I could be way off. Chaos reigns....
03-14-1999, 01:45 PM
I had a post here about domain names and the trouble I was experiencing with my own, but since I SEEM to be working this out with the guy whom I was having a trademark dispute with I figure I should keep mum on the whole business...
[This message has been edited by Stephen (edited 03-15-99).]
03-14-1999, 01:52 PM
By the way, I know I'd be much happier if people could stop using the [code] or [quote] tags--I'm not sure which one is causing threads to go off the edge of the browser, although I know for certain that the UBB [code] tag is buggy--until Terra fixes the offending tag or gets a new UBB release. In my opinion Ted released versions 5.25+ way too soon.
CORRECTION: I overlooked Bi4Be's LONG ARRGGH! But I was under the impression that the UBB parsed all words greater than 60 characters, breaking them into 60-char chunks. I didn't count how many characters are up there, but I guess that's the culprit. Bi4Be, how about editing your post slightly so that we can read posts without having to scroll horizontally? Thanks.
[This message has been edited by Stephen (edited 03-14-99).]
03-14-1999, 03:43 PM
But their site is strangely silent on the matter, so I could be way off. Chaos reigns....
It took them a month and a half to just post up an announcement about all the problems they were experiencing from end of 1998 -- all the way through the last half of February...
Even then the announcement was truly pathetic!!! They royally ticked off quite a few hosts with this fiasco shifting the blame to the hosting companies... Internic made it appear that we were dropping the ball with new/modification requests for domain names and we were taking all the heat for it... I won't even begin to reveal the lost business that FutureQuest (and many other hosts) suffered over this...
From an *unconfirmed* source, it was said that they lost 18,000 domains and are rebuilding from database backups...
For awhile, domain names like 'geocities.com / internic.net / microsoft.com / etc...' showed as available... It looks like Internic is going to be consistently inconsistent again... http://www.aota.net/ubb/frown.gif This is going to make my domain regs/mods a nightmare once again as the paperwork piles up... We still do them by hand, as there is no easy way to automate working with Internic as they have an unnerving tendancy to make small adjustments to their responses and forms that throw my parsing routines outta whack... I gave up on trying to keep up with them, the time I was saving was being consumed by my constant code updates required to handle them properly...
--I would not want Internic's job--
PS: At least with us, you have someone to yell at if something breaks... http://www.aota.net/ubb/wink.gif
until Terra fixes the offending tag or gets a new UBB release. In my opinion Ted released versions 5.25+ way too soon.
We are using the latest version.. 5.29. We wont make any real adjustments to it until 5.3+ is released which is supposed to be this week. I've never had the opportunity to see a UBB that didn't have some bugs in it..but we do try to snag the ones that seem to have the least amount of them for our upgrades... I just can not see a reason to spend the time inside this one knowing that many of the items he is correcting in the next one are things we want/need.. so we're just waiting right now.
03-14-1999, 05:15 PM
I agree with you Deb. I don't think you guys should be doing Ted's job. However, I think it's usually worth pointing bugs out so that people can avoid them where possible.
03-14-1999, 07:50 PM
At least with us, you have someone to yell at if something breaks...
And here, we get results if we not even yell but merely whimper! Thanks Terra for stepping in and getting my bestlink.org problem followed up on within a few hours... on a Sunday afternoon... are you two really from this planet? http://www.aota.net/ubb/biggrin.gif
Now I just have to watch and see if they really get us in there like they said. :p
03-14-1999, 10:54 PM
Well, according to Slashdot and InterNIC, this whole strange saga has something to do with a system upgrade they were supposed to have done Saturday by 8 pm.
Sheesh. At least when Andrew is going to upgrade something, he tells us so we KNOW the system might be down for a while.
03-15-1999, 12:21 AM
I just checked about five of our domains via linux "whois"...only one wasn't a "no match", ??? Good lord...
03-15-1999, 12:36 AM
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