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    .org .ORG Whois Disappears..?
    posted by michael on Sunday January 26 2003, @03:16PM

    CapnB writes "Looks like the .ORG whois has disappeared. For instance: 'No match for "ICANN.ORG".' I'm sure this isn't meant to happen..." Update: 01/27 01:38 GMT by Michael: This may well be a temporary consequence of the planned migration of .org to the Public Interest Registry.

    Here's part of the message currently showing at pir.org:

    On January 25-26, the .ORG registry will be transitioned from the systems of VeriSign Registry to those of Public Interest Registry's service provider Afilias. The transition will happen in the background. During the entire transition period, .ORG Web sites and e-mail addresses will continue to function normally. If you've registered a .ORG domain name, there's nothing you need to do.

    • As planned, PIR had VeriSign close the .ORG registry on Saturday, January 25th at 14:00 UTC (9:00 a.m. Eastern time in the USA). During this technical transition, no new .ORG registrations (or updates to existing .ORG domains) will be possible. PIR will reopen the registry for new registrations at 23:00 UTC on Sunday, January 26 (6:00 p.m. Eastern time in the USA).
    • For a period of time after the re-opening, PIR will impose a Stability Control period, during which we will conduct extensive reconciliation and consistency checks. We expect this to be completed within 48 hours of the reopening. During the Stability Control period, new registrations will be allowed. The only domain updates allowed during Stability Control (to existing or newly registered names) will be updates to hosts (nameservers).
    • Interested individuals and companies who have registered .ORG domains may contact their domain name registrar of choice for additional information. All .ORG domain name registrars have received advance, detailed documentation and briefings regarding this transition.

    Thank you for your patience during this historic and unprecedented transition!

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    It's back....
    by alan on Sunday January 26 2003, @11:33PM (#11035)
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    WHOIS for .ORG started working again via the web interface at www.internic.net sometime this evening (EST). I have yet to figure out where an actual port 4321 server for .ORG is to be located.

    When I looked, the new "thick registry" database was still mostly useless. Presumably it will take a while before all the registrars get it populated.

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