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    Re: ICANN and IANA vanish -- no one cares
    by fnord (groy2kNO@SPAMyahoo.com) on Monday November 19 2001, @07:27AM (#3726)
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    I'm a bit surprised at the attention being given to this particular icann.org outage. It has happened a number of times, as recently as a couple of weeks ago and far enough back I mentioned it on the defunct Network Solutions domain-policy list. I haven't kept track of how many times I've found it unreachable but it's at least in the range of half a dozen times over a similar period in months. I also haven't monitored it constantly so I could well have missed other occasions. Each time it was down for a period of some hours. And if memory serves these outages seem to often fall on a Sunday. Perhaps ICANN is saving money for its legal fees by going to a six day a week hosting plan. Perhaps ICANN has been hacked or DDos'ed by irate golfers. Beyond doing a traceroute/whois/NSLookup I haven't tried to figure out what is going on. Perhaps next time. -g

    PS: Wazzup with ICANN's Non-Commercial Domain Name Holders Constituency site, which was and is unreachable?

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