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    by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Monday February 17 2003, @07:08AM (#11169)
    User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
    I note that acbld22.org is still available; why don't you register that and use it as your site address? It would be more appropriate than the .com address for your nonprofit group, anyway.

    Though, even more logical would be for the parent organization, which is at acbl.org, to give subdomains of that domain to its chapters and regions... that way they'd have well-structured addresses that had no danger of expiring or being cybersquatted. A number of other organizations do this.
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      Another solution?
      by michael (froomkin@lawUNSPAM.tm) on Monday February 17 2003, @08:35AM (#11171)
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      You can also get free services from out2.com [out2.com] -- they'll set you up a sub-section of your own (probably under Local/Adult organizations) in one or more communities of your choice and you and your users can post whatever content you want.

      Disclaimer: I'm a director of out2.com.

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      by ldg on Monday February 17 2003, @01:59PM (#11173)
      User #2935 Info | http://example.com/
      Dan, while this is a good suggestion, the problem still remains doesn't it? Anyone with an expired domain, whether due to registrar error or not, is subject to extortion (the riduculous fee) and loss of business. I'd be interested to see what would happen if the domain belonged to a bank or Mr. Gates himself.
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      by wirt on Wednesday February 19 2003, @11:42PM (#11197)
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      I've registered acbld22.org and it's setup now. Subdomains also.

      My site, acbld22.com is still down, 11 days later. Snowstorm keeps bulkregister from working.

      Incredible this could happen in today's technology!
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        by dtobias (dan@tobias.name) on Thursday February 20 2003, @04:41AM (#11201)
        User #2967 Info | http://domains.dan.info/
        Your links from the acbld22.org site still have the nonfunctional .com address in them: this includes links to subdomains and the mailto link at the bottom. I suggest doing a global replace to all your pages (if you have a text editor that does multi-file replaces easily; I use UltraEdit [ultraedit.com]) from "acbld22.com" to "acbld22.org".

        I suggest that even if/when you do get control of the .com name back, you use the .org name as your advertised address; it's more logical for a noncommercial organization. The .com address would then just become a "protective registration" covering mistypings of the .org address.
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    Consider Yourself Lucky
    by jberryhill on Tuesday February 18 2003, @04:42AM (#11182)
    User #3013 Info

    At least BulkRegister HAS a policy. Verisign's implementation of the RGP is simply to prolong the agony of an inadvertent non-payment or deletion.
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    where's the beef ?
    by Anonymous on Tuesday February 18 2003, @06:06AM (#11183)
    1. who was listed in the original whois as the administrative contact? 2. if this was the webhosting company, why didnt they pay renewal fee on a timely basis 3. if it was you then was your contact information accurate ? frankly, at face, it would appear that your hosting company dropped the ball here and they should be held responsible for the problem not the registrar.. if your the admin contact or the billing contact here then its your own fault & you have noone else to blame but the dog who ate your check !!!
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      Re:where's the beef ?
      by wirt on Wednesday February 19 2003, @11:45PM (#11198)
      User #3706 Info
      I was not listed, nor did I get reminder notices. My hosting company, hostrocket.com was listed.

      They are so naive they don't have a clue. They didn't even know what to do. I hosted the conference call to get this moving.

      Now hostrocket has terminated my account and want me to go elsewhere, even though I've paid through March 2003. I signed up for a three month period on 12/30/2002. My domain expired on 1/15/2003 and not they don't want to talk to me nor help.

      Incredible that they haven't heard of the tylenol fiasco decades ago, nor do they believe they are fragile. Unbelievable how these young kids react.
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