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    Highlights of the ICANNWatch Archive
    (June 1999 - March 2001)

    Registrars AOL: This Whois Software is Tricky
    posted by michael on Saturday March 23 2002, @01:47PM

    Anonymous writes "This Newsbytes article (generated by this Webmasterworld discussion) mentions that AOL (the successor to and owner of the Compuserve accredited registrar) has troublesome "glitches" in its whois software."

    The results are that AOL.COM and many other AOL-owned and AOL-registered domain names are showing up as expired. It's a new twist to the ongoing "mystery" of expired but unavailable domain names.

    Editor's note: I ran a whois on aol.com, and this is what I got:

      America Online, Inc.
        22000 AOL Way
        Dulles, VA 20166
      Created on..............: Nov 22, 1999
      Expires on..............: Nov 22, 2001
      Record Last Updated on..: Nov 23, 1999
      Registrar...............: America Online, Inc.
      Administrative Contact:
        Domain Administration, AOL
        America Online, Inc.
        22000 AOL Way
        Dulles, VA 20166
        Email. domains@aol.net
        Tel. 703 265 4670
      Technical Contact:
        Domain Administration, AOL
        America Online, Inc.
        22000 AOL Way
        Dulles, VA 20166
        Email. domains@aol.net
        Tel. 703 265 4670
      Domain servers:
    WHOIS data is only provided by this server for domains ending
    in .COM, .NET, and .ORG that were registered through
    America Online, Inc's Domain Registration Service.

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    Re: AOL: This Whois Software is Tricky
    by GeorgeK on Saturday March 23 2002, @06:18PM (#5525)
    User #3191 Info | http://www.kirikos.com/
    I noticed the same thing a few months ago, when AOL.org expired and was deleted by Verisign. It was caught by some Koreans. :) I wonder if they intend to try to use WIPO to get it back....
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